Aggies Fall to Texas, 2-1, Face Elimination Game Saturday Night
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas A&M softball team fell to Texas, 2-1, Saturday afternoon at McCombs Field. The Aggies will play in an elimination game Saturday night against the winner of the Seton Hall and Texas State game at 7:00 p.m.
Texas A&M (34-20) opened the scoring in the third inning after freshman Amari Harper singled to center field to score freshman Aiyana Coleman. Texas (44-13-1) answered in the bottom half scoring two runs after a pair of singles, a fielder’s choice and an error.
The Maroon & White threatened after Coleman walked to leadoff the fifth inning and junior Bre Warren doubled in a pinch-hit situation to put Aggies on second and third with no outs. A ground ball to first base and a miscue on the base path resulted in a double play before the Longhorns ended the threat as Koko Wooley grounded out.
Madison Preston (4-3) received the loss after giving up three hits, two runs and striking out one in 2.0 innings. Emiley Kennedy entered the circle in a bases loaded and no outs situation in the top of the third. The hard lefty thrower kept the damage to a minimal as Texas only scored a pair of runs.
The Aggies play the winner of the Seton Hall and Texas State game Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.
TOP AGGIE PERFORMERS
Amari Harper – 1-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Emiley Kennedy – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K
T3 | Aiyana Coleman walked, advanced to second on a ground out and scored after Amari Harper singled to center field. TAMU 1, t.u. 0
B3 | Maloney and Popelka singled, followed by Goode being hit by pitch. Dayton reached on a fielder’s choice to score Maloney and Popelka scored on an error. TAMU 1, t.u. 2
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