Aggie Bullpen and Foster’s Homer Lead to Rubber Match Win vs. Auburn

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Texas A&M Press Release

By: Thomas D. Dick

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – No. 12 Texas A&M used five pitchers to stymie No. 19 Auburn and Logan Foster hit a three-run home run as the Aggies beat the Tigers in Sunday afternoon’s rubber match, 4-1, on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.

The Tiger struck first with one run on three hits in the top of the third, but they did not hold the lead for long. In the bottom half of the fourth, Texas A&M strung together four consecutive hits with no outs to score four runs.

Offensively, the Aggies were paced by Foster and Zach DeLoach. Foster was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI, and DeLoach batted 2-for-3.

On the mound, Christian Roa got the start, throwing 2.1 innings, allowing one run on two hits while fanning one. Chris Weber, Bryce Miller, Joseph Menefee and Kasey Kalich closed out the game, allowing just four hits while fanning 10 combined over 6.2 scoreless innings. Chris Weber (2-0) earned the win, scattering two hits while striking out one in 2.1 innings. Kasey Kalich struck out the side in the ninth to pick up his ninth save of the season. Aggie pitchers struck out seven of the last eight batters they faced as the Maroon & White recorded 10 Ks on the day.

The Aggies improved to 27-10-1 on the season and 9-5-1 in SEC play, while the Tiger dropped to 24-12 on the season and 8-7 in league action.

The Aggies travel to Houston to take on the Cougars Tuesday with first pitch at 6:30 p.m.

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