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Texas A&M Softball

Texas A&M crumbles in seventh inning, falls to No. 2 Florida, 5-4

May 24, 2018
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The Aggie softball team (43-17) couldn't hold on to a late lead against the Florida Gators and lost, 5-4, in the first game of the Gainesville Super Regional. In the final inning of the game, the Gators tacked on two runs via bases-loaded walks to ultimately beat the Aggies.

The Aggies jumped on the scoreboard first in the top of the third inning. After the Aggies loaded the bases on three walks, Sarah Hudek put them on the board with a two-run single, scoring Erica Russell and Kylie George. Later in the inning, Samantha Show raced home and scored on a passed ball, putting A&M ahead by three.

The Gators answered in the bottom of the third. After Sophia Reynoso worked a walk, Amanda Lorenez doubled her teammate home.

A&M grabbed another run in the top of the fourth, extending its lead as Alderink smashed a pitch to deep right field for a solo home run.

Florida’s offense kept rolling in the bottom of the frame. Jaimie Hoover got things started with a single back up the middle and then took second on a passed ball. A few batters later, Janell Wheaton plated her teammate with an RBI-single to left field.

Amanda Lorenz launched a solo home run to right field to put Florida within one. A few defensive miscues and walks later, Florida tied the game at four runs apiece and ultimately grabbed the win.

In the final frame, the Gator offense put pressure on the Aggies. Amanda Lorenz launched a solo home run to right field to put Florida within one. A few defensive miscues and walks later, Florida tied the game at four runs apiece and ultimately grabbed the win.

Trinity Harrington (13-6, 1.82 ERA) started in the circle for A&M and pitched well until the seventh inning, working six and two-thirds innings while giving up four runs, three of them earned. She pitched to her defense behind her, inducing ground balls and even getting a double play to end the fifth inning. Her struggles came in the final inning when she gave up a solo shot and an RBI-walk before being pulled and replaced by Payton McBride with the bases loaded and two away. Harrington had thrown 151 pitches before being pulled.

McBride surrendered the final run on a walk with the bases loaded. The Aggies had two separate chances to end the game, but defensive miscues by Kristen Cuyos and Katilyn Alderink kept the Gator’s hopes alive.

A&M will return to the diamond tomorrow in a must-win game as it squares off against Florida in the second game of the Super Regional. First pitch is set for 6 p.m., and the game can be seen on ESPN.

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Texas A&M crumbles in seventh inning, falls to No. 2 Florida, 5-4

ccf57arl
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UF did nothing to win SR Game #1; the gators had 2 hits, 2 Aggie errors and many walks. With all of these Aggie gifts, they should be embarrassed. This game was similar to the their regional final with Ohio State. They will be two and done in the WCWS in OKC.
TAMU played an equally inept embarrassing game also. They failed miserably with their greatest strength-- defense. They get their last chance to salvage the 2018 season, win the next two games and go to the WCWS.
This the greatest embarrassment for all of the sports in the Aggie Nation. They must forget this disaster, get rid of all of this bad emotion and play to the best of their ability like our Baseball team has done in the three games in Hoover, Alabama in the Baseball Tournament.
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Skull Session
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Jo Evans coached teams have a propensity for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Don't expect too much today. They will be home later this evening.
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Those sheets will have to be washed multiple times and possibly even thrown away.
Mr. Ectomy
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Very disappointing.

Have to man the eff up and take command late in the game, not get the jitters and play scared.

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No, her struggles came when there were two outs in the bottom of the 7th and then her defense made two consecutive errors. Make either one of those routine plays and the Aggies win...
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Hey Koper. The ladies deserve better writing than this. Go after coaches and or admin if you are trying to make a name for yourself. This won't work.
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