Texas A&M Sweeps Long Beach State

Texas A&M Press Release

By: Thomas Dick

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 8 Texas A&M Aggies logged a 5-1 victory over the Long Beach State Dirtbags Sunday afternoon on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park to complete a three-game series sweep. The Maroon & White outscored the Dirtbags 27-3 for the weekend.

Mitchell Kilkenny (4-0) registered the longest outing of his career, yielding just one unearned run, scattering five hits and two walks while striking out seven over 8.0 innings. Kaylor Chafin retired all three batters he faced in the ninth, including one strikeout.

Michael Helman reached base in all four of his plate appearances, going 3-for-3 with one walk, one run and one RBI. Chris Andritsos knocked in two runs with a walk and a sacrifice fly.

The Aggies improved to 16-1 on the season and ran their home winning streak to 16 dating back to the 2017 Super Regional. Long Beach State fell to 5-11 for their 2018 campaign.

B1 | The Aggies drew first blood for the second straight day. With one out, Helman reached on an infield single and moved to third when Braden Shewmake poked a single down the leftfield line After Shewmake stole second base, Andritsos knocked in Helman with a sacrifice fly to right-center. A&M 1, LBSU 0.
B2| Will Frizzell got things rolling with an opposite field single to leftfield and Cole Bedford followed with a bunt single. A throwing error by Santino Rivera on a toss to second allowed Frizzell to score and put two runners in scoring position. After a groundout by Janca, Bedford scored when Zach DeLoach hit a grounder to first and Garrett Nelson decided to come home with the throw, but it sailed high. An RBI single by Helman and a bases loaded walk by Andritsos closed out the scoring in the frame.  A&M 5, LBSU 0.

T7 | The Dirtbags scratched out an unearned run in the top of the seventh. Brooks Stotler reached base when Helman misplayed a ball in the hole between first and second. Stotler moved to second on a groundout by Laine Huffman and scored with two outs when Nelson punched a single to rightfield. A&M 5, LBSU 1.

The Aggies return to action Tuesday when they host the UT Arlington Mavericks in a 6:32 p.m. contest on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.

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