COLLEGE STATION – Fresh off a top-10 victory, Texas A&M Softball returns to Davis Diamond for a midweek showdown against Sam Houston State Wednesday at 6 p.m.
The game can be seen on SEC Network +, and authenticated subscribers can access the stream through WatchESPN and the ESPN app on their computers, mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs and other connected devices.
Zach Taylor and Ashley Walters bring the action to listeners on Willy 1550 AM in the Brazos Valley and online at www.12thMan.com.
In the series finale against then-No. 10 LSU Sunday, the Aggies rallied with a four-run fifth inning to defeat the Tigers, 6-5. The ferocious comeback was highlighted by a two-run double from Riley Sartain and a two-run homer from Baylee Klingler, her first of the season. In the circle, Kendall Potts earned the win as she stymied the potent Tiger offense to one hit in 4.1 innings of relief.
For the season, Texas A&M (16-8, 1-2 SEC) is led offensively by Kelbi Fortenberry and Payton McBride, who top the team with .457 and .404 batting averages, respectively. Sartain leads the team in multiple offensive categories, including home runs (5), walks (11), doubles (7) and slugging percentage (.729), and is tied for the team lead with Fortenberry in total bases (43) and on-base percentage (.519).
McBride paces the pitching staff with seven wins, which ranks eighth in the SEC. Potts has tallied four wins as Kayla Poynter has added three and Hannah Mayo has recorded two.
Sam Houston State enters with a 9-14 (1-2 SLC) record and are led offensively by Kyndal Kutac. The freshman tops the team with a .306 average with five home runs and 12 RBI. Brooke Malia is batting .275 with four dingers and 13 RBI. Lindsey McLeod holds a 5-7 record in the circle with four complete games and 65 strikeouts in 63.1 innings of work.
Wednesday’s contest marks the 111th time the Aggies and Bearkats have met with the Aggies holding a 97-13 advantage. Texas A&M has won the last 50 meetings with the last Sam Houston State victory coming on Feb. 14, 1995.