COLLEGE STATION, TX -- After the postponement of Tuesday’s scheduled trip to Houston, the No. 8 Texas A&M baseball team (16-5) will make its first road trip this weekend when it travels to Malibu, Calif., to battle Pepperdine (16-5) in a three-game series at Eddy D. Field Stadium. Game times (Central Time) are set at 5 p.m. for Friday’s series opener and 3 p.m. for both Saturday and Sunday’s contests.
PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS
FRIDAY (MARCH 23)
Texas A&M - #38 Michael Wacha (Jr., RHP, 3-0, 2.90)
Pepperdine - #27 Jon Moscot (Jr., RHP, 3-2, 2.33)
SATURDAY (MARCH 24)
Texas A&M - #36 Ross Stripling (Sr., RHP, 3-0, 2.70)
Pepperdine – #44 Scott Frazier (So., RHP, 3-2, 2.38)
SUNDAY (MARCH 25)
Texas A&M - #55 Rafael Pineda (R-So., RHP, 3-0, 1.67)
Pepperdine - #37 Corey Miller (So., RHP, 4-1, 2.43)
TEXAS A&M SEASON STATS
PEPPERDINE SEASON STATS
FOLLOWING THE ACTION
• RADIO — Fans can listen locally on WTAW-AM 1620 ... Dave South (play-by-play) along with Kevin Hurley (color commentary) will call the action ... pregame show begins 30 minutes prior to first pitch.
• INTERNET — aggieathletics.com will offer live play-by-play and statistics.
• MOBILE PHONE — listen to the game on your iPhone, Blackberry or PDA free of charge ... log on to radioaggieland.com for more information.
TEXAS A&M/PEPPERDINE SERIES NOTABLES
The Aggies and Waves have met just twice before this weekend, splitting a pair of games in College Station during the Aggie Continental Express Baseball Classic on March 23 & 25, 2002 ... Texas A&M earned a 6-2 victory in first match-up (a seven-inning contest), getting a complete game from pitcher Khalif Ballouli ... Pepperdine evened the series with a 2-0 victory two days later in the tournament’s final game ... Texas A&M is 8-3 all-time against current members of the West Coast Conference, most recently playing Gonzaga a year ago during a three-game series on Olsen Field.
Following its West Coast trip, Texas A&M baseball returns home to begin a nine-game home stand, which will begin on Tuesday when Houston Baptist makes a visit to Aggieland.