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Tyler Ivey shines in debut as Aggies complete sweep, beat Hofstra, 5-0

February 21, 2016

GAME #3: Texas A&M 5, Hofstra 0
RECORDS: Texas A&M 3-0, Hofstra 0-3
WP: Tyler Ivey (1-0)
LP: Bowie Matteson (0-1)

In a weekend full of solid debuts for Aggie baseball, Sunday held the best.

Though the likes of George Janca, Joel Davis and Boomer White put together great outings this weekend, freshman pitcher Tyler Ivey stole the show in his first appearance and guided Texas A&M to a 5-0 win over Hofstra to complete the sweep.

For much of the weekend's final contest, the Aggie bats were as lazy as the Sunday afternoon that hosted them — and Ivey picked up the slack. After allowing a leadoff hit in the first inning, Ivey stonewalled the Pride offense until late in the fifth.

With two on and two out, the righty was facing his first bit of adversity in a college uniform after giving up a single and walking a man. He responded beautifully.

Kirby Clarke, TexAgs Tyler Ivey had a stellar first outing for Rob Childress and the Aggies.
In four pitches Ivey sent the Pride back to the bullpen with a swinging strikeout.

All told, the freshman put together six innings of scoreless baseball, allowing only two hits and walking one while striking out seven Hofstra hitters.

A&M coach Rob Childress agreed it doesn't get much better than that for a first-timer.

"I couldn't ask for anything more," Childress said. "He's been as good as any freshman we've had in the ten years that I've been here, from the fall to the spring.

"I thought he did a great job controlling his emotions and getting off to a good start. I probably could have sent him back out for the seventh, but he did such a good job we felt like it was time to get him and go to the older guys to finish the game."

The older guys, Ty Schlottman and Mark Ecker, took the mound after Ivey and carried the shutout to its conclusion, throwing three innings and giving up three hits.

With the Hofstra offense hobbled, the Aggie bats didn't need to do much.

Texas A&M gained the early lead thanks to an RBI single in the bottom of the second by Ronnie Gideon. J.B. Moss followed that up with an RBI of his own in the fourth to give the Aggies an insurance run.

The Ags had to wait until the lineup turned over again for more, but it was worth it. After a Moss single into left field, Ronnie Gideon blasted his second home run of the weekend to straightaway center and put the game out of reach.

The big man's performance definitely drew the attention of his teammates.

"Ronnie's going to be a big key for us this year," said Moss. "For him to stay over the baseball and hit a home run to dead center says a lot about his approach and what he's committed to. That was really good to see today."

Texas A&M tacked on another run in the eighth and held out for three more outs to complete the sweep of the Pride.

With the weekend out of the way, the Aggies will look forward to a mid-week tilt with Stephen F. Austin where Jace Vines, another Aggie who had a solid debut this weekend, will get his first start for the Maroon and White.
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Ivey shines in debut as A&M completes sweep, takes down Hofstra, 5-0

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Love when the pitching doesn't make us dependent on the offense catching up and the offense doesn't make the pitchers sweat...
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