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Around Aggieland (4/24)

April 24, 2023

On Monday’s edition of TexAgs Radio, Kay Naegeli took us Around Aggieland and provided updates on all things Texas A&M Athletics as the diamond sports picked up series' wins on the road, men's golf and women's and men's tennis fall in the SEC Tournament and more.

Baseball (25-15, 9-9 in SEC)
The Aggies traveled to Lexington this weekend, taking the series from No. 13 Kentucky after sweeping the doubleheader on Saturday before dropping the finale on Sunday. 

  • Brett Minnich launched a three-run home run in the third inning. 
  • Jace LaViolette went 2-for-4 with an RBI. 
  • Evan Aschenbeck (6-0); W, 4.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

  • Jordan Thompson hit a three-run home run in the second inning.
  • Austin Bost hit the go-ahead two-run double in the ninth inning. 
  • Will Johnston picked up his fourth save of the season. 

A&M will be back at Olsen Field on Tuesday to face Sam Houston at 6 p.m. CT on the SEC Network+ before traveling to Fayetteville to begin its series with Arkansas on Thursday at 7 p.m. CT on ESPNU. 

Softball (29-17, 10-11 in SEC) 
No. 24 Texas A&M took its series on the road this weekend in Oxford, taking down Ole Miss in Game 2 and 3 after dropping Game 1 in walk-off fashion. 

  • Morgan Smith drove in three runs on a bases-clearing double in the first inning. 
  • Julia Cottrill doubled in two runs in the fourth inning. 
  • Emily Leavitt (9-5); W, 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

  • Rylen Wiggins launched a grand slam in the first inning. 
  • Grace Uribe singled in two runs in the sixth inning. 
  • Amari Harper finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored. 

A&M returns to Davis Diamond on Tuesday to face Prairie View A&M at 6 p.m. CT on the SEC Network+. 

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team added another guard to the 2023-24 roster when University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) sophomore Jace Carter announced his intent to transfer to the Aggies.

2023 C Brandon White announced his commitment to Texas A&M over the weekend. The 6-foot-10 center from North Carolina is Buzz Williams’ second commit of 2023 alongside Bryce Lindsay‍.

Women’s Basketball
Joni Taylor has added two additions to her squad in former Longhorn and Cypress Creek HS guard Kyndall Hunter who was the No. 6 guard in the 2021 class.

Over the weekend, forward Vanessa Saidu signed to Texas A&M. Saidu averaged 14 points, nine rebounds in her 2022-23 campaign.

Men’s Tennis (18-11, 7-5 in SEC) 
No. 21 Texas A&M upset No. 6 South Carolina in the SEC Tournament quarter-finals on Friday before falling in the semifinals, 4-0, to No. 4 Georgia.

Women’s Tennis (27-2, 13-0 in SEC)
No. 2 Texas A&M defeated Vanderbilt in the quarter-finals and No. 17 Florida in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament before falling to Georgia, 4-2, in the finals. The Aggies will have a week away from competition before postseason assignments are announced during the NCAA Selection Show on May 1 at 5 p.m.

Men’s Golf 
The Maroon & White won in the quarter-finals of the SEC Tournament on Saturday, 5-0, against Missouri before falling in the semifinals, 3-2, to Florida. The Aggies learn their next assignment when the NCAA Selection Show airs on the Golf Channel, Wednesday, May 3 at 12.

Track & Field
Texas A&M competed in the LSU Alumni Gold Meet this weekend in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Both the men’s and women’s 4x400m relay teams took home first place in the meet.

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