COLLEGE STATION, Texas – No. 12 Texas A&M plays the first of only five April games scheduled for Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park on Tuesday when the Aggies host the Texas State Bobcats in a 6:32 p.m. contest.
Dustin Saenz takes the mound for the Aggies one week after his stellar performance in a 9-6 victory over the No. 17 Texas Longhorns. Saenz yielded just two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four in 6.0 innings in front of nearly 8,000 fans at a raucous UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
The Aggies rank in the top 20 in the nation in numerous pitching categories, including strikeouts per nine innings (2nd - 11.3), K-to-BB ratio (3rd - 3.93), ERA (7th - 2.83), walks allowed per nine innings (10th - 2.86), WHIP (10th - 1.13), shutouts (15th - 4) and hits allowed per nine innings (19th - 7.33).
Individually, Asa Lacy ranks fourth in the nation in strikeouts (79) and strikeouts per nine innings (14.61) and 11th in hits allowed per nine innings (4.25) and 17th in ERA (1.29) and 30th in WHIP (0.88). John Doxakis ranks 7th in the nation in K-to-BB ratio (11.40) and 12th in walks allowed per nine innings (0.93). Kasey Kalich ranks 8th in the nation in saves with eight.
Braden Shewmake’s stellar play has him starting to enter the Aggies’ career top 10 lists. He now ranks ninth in career RBI (146) and 10th in career triples (10).
The game is available for viewing on SEC Network +. SEC Network + provides digital-only events to SEC Network subscribers through WatchESPN and the ESPN app on smartphones, computers, tablets and connected devices (Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One). The games will air on SportsRadio 1150 and/or 102.7 The Zone.
• $2 Tuesday: $2 hot dogs available from the concession stands.
• Bryan-College Station Appreciation Night: Bryan-College Station residents with valid identification (i.e. driver’s license) may purchase tickets at the $5 general admission group rate price on gameday. No advance purchases.
• JAC Night: Current Junior Aggie Club Members receive FREE admission by showing their JAC member credential at the ticket window. Only available on gameday.
NO. 12 TEXAS A&M AGGIES (25-8-1, 7-4-1 SEC) vs. TEXAS STATE BOBCATS (20-12, 7-5 SUN BELT)
Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park (6,100) • College Station, Texas
PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS
• TUESDAY: #37 Dustin Saenz (So., LHP, 2-0, 2.84 ERA) vs. #31 Garrett Herrmann (Jr., RHP, 3-1, 3.41 ERA)
Tuesday, 6:32 p.m.
SportsRadio 1150 and/or 102.7 The Zone
SEC Network + (WatchESPN credentials required through cable provider)
tamu.statbroadcast.com (PCs); tamustats.com (mobile devices)
Texas A&M – 10 (D1B), 12 (CB & USAT, NCBWA, CB), 14 (BA)
Texas State– unranked
* - For the sake of consistency, Texas A&M uses the USA Today Coaches Poll in releases.
Texas A&M leads the series, 44-13