Texas A&M Press Release
By: Thomas Dick
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 8 Texas A&M Aggies used a five-run sixth inning to disorient Northwestern State in a 6-1 victory over the Demons Tuesday evening on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.
The decisive frame was highlighted by a tie-breaking double by Michael Helman and a three-run two-bagger by Will Frizzell.
Helman ended the day going 2-for-4 with one double, one run and one RBI. Braden Shewmake was 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI.
Aggie pitchers combined on 13 strikeouts without yielding a walk. Chandler Jozwiak started the game, surrendering just one run on five hits while striking out eight in 5.0 innings. Nolan Hoffman (3-0) earned the win, scattering three hits while striking out five in 3.0 shutout innings. Chris Andritsos made his first appearance on the mound for the Aggies, facing four batters in a scoreless ninth.
The Aggies improved to 12-1 on the season. Northwestern State saw its mark drop to 7-5.
T3 | Sam Taylor reached on a single to short to start the frame. Taylor moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and came around to score with two outs as David Fry hit a ground-rule double to right field. NSU 1, A&M 0.
B5| Logan Foster laced a single through the right side of the infield to get things rolling. Will Frizzell was hit by a pitch and Baine Schoenvogel put down a sacrifice bunt to push both runners into scoring position. Aaron Walters hit a slow roller to second base, knocking in Foster for the equalizer on the groundout. NSU 1, A&M 0.
B6 | Zach DeLoach drew a four-pitch leadoff walk and moved to second on a balk. Helman roped a double down the leftfield line, knocking in the go-ahead run. Shewmake followed with a gapper to left-center, scoring Helman and knocking Northwestern State starter Jerry Maddox (0-2) out of the contest. An error on a grounder by Hunter Coleman put runners on the corners and Foster drew a four-pitch walk to fill the bags with Ags. Frizzell delivered the final blow of the inning, knocking a double over the centerfielder to clear the bases with a three-run double. A&M 6, NSU 1.
The Aggies and Demons battle again Wednesday with first pitch at 3:02 p.m.
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