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Texas A&M Softball

No. 25 Texas A&M opens West Coast trip with two important victories

February 16, 2024

Game #5: No. 25 Texas A&M 4, No. 14 Oregon 1
Records: Texas A&M (5-0), Oregon (4-3)
WP: Emiley Kennedy (3-0)
LP: Morgan Scott (1-2)
Box Score

Game #6: No. 25 Texas A&M 7, San Diego State 5
Records: Texas A&M (6-0), San Diego State (3-3)
WP: Shaylee Ackerman (2-0)
LP: Cassidy West (0-2)
Save: Emiley Kennedy (1)
Box Score

The following is a press release from Texas A&M Athletics:

SAN DIEGO – A career game from starting pitcher Emiley Kennedy led the No. 25 Texas A&M softball team to a 4-1 victory over No. 14 Oregon to open the Campbell/Cartier Classic Friday afternoon at SDSU Softball Stadium.

Kennedy registered a career-high 11 strikeouts, including four Ducks looking. The lefty yielded five hits, two walks and one earned run, while throwing 115 pitches to 30 batters. It marked the 11th complete game of her career and moved her to 3-0 on the season.

“My rise ball was working really well,” Kennedy said. “I was able to spot it in and out. My changeup when it worked, was good. When I get hurt is when I walk people, so my goal this year is to just throw strikes and make them hit it.”

Texas A&M (5-0) scratched the board first in the second inning following a bases-loaded sac fly from Rylen Wiggins, followed by an RBI single courtesy of Amari Harper.

Oregon (4-3) pressured the Maroon & White in the third with a bases-loaded one-out RBI single, before Kennedy sat down the next five batters to carry a 2-1 lead to the fifth frame.

Ol’ Sarge’s charges punched back in the sixth following a two-out 2-RBI pinch-hit single from Aiyana Coleman to lengthen the lead to 4-1.

Kennedy gave up one hit and one walk, while striking out four batters for the remaining outs to secure the victory.

The Aggies play the LMU Lions Friday night at 5 p.m. for their second game at the Campbell/Cartier Classic.

Emiley Kennedy (W, 3-0) – 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 11 K
Aiyana Coleman – 1-for-1, 2 RBI
Allie Enright – 2-for-3, 1 R

T2 | Aggies loaded the bases following singles from Trinity Cannon, Jazmine Hill and Allie Enright. Cannon scored courtesy a sac fly from Rylen Wiggins, followed by an Amari Harper single through the left side to score Hill.  TAMU 2, ORE 0

B3 | A pair of singles from Kai Luschar and KK Humphreys, followed by a hit-by-pitch from Ariel Carlson loaded the bases for Oregon. Alyssa Daniell singled to left field to score Luschar. TAMU 2, ORE 1

T6 | Keely Willliams reached on an error to second, followed by a single from Enright and a pinch-hit walk by Mya Perez to load the bases with two outs. Aiyana Coleman pinch hit registering a single through the left side to score Williams and Enright.  TAMU 4, ORE 1

The following is a press release from Texas A&M Athletics:

SAN DIEGO – The No. 25 Texas A&M softball team fought off a late San Diego State comeback, 7-5, Saturday night at SDSU Softball Stadium. The Aggies finished day one of the Campbell/Cartier Classic 2-0 after defeating No. 14 Oregon, 4-1, earlier in the day.

A crooked second inning put Texas A&M (6-0) in the driver’s seat taking an early 4-1 lead. After adding one more in the third frame and a pair of runs in the sixth, the Maroon & White took a commanding 7-1 lead into the final inning. Down to their last two outs, San Diego State (3-3) threatened with a three-run home run before Emiley Kennedy entered the circle to force a ground out and fly out to end the game.

The Aggies used all four pitchers to fend off the relentless Aztec attack. Emily Leavitt got the start, before Shaylee Ackerman entered pitching 3.2 innings to earn the win. Kennedy earned the save after coming in relief for Brooke Vestal.

The Maroon & White matched a team high with 11 hits and three doubles, including Julia Cottrill, Allie Enright, Jazmine Hill and Kennedy Powell each recording multiple hits.

The Aggies continue day two of the Campbell/Cartier Classic at 12 p.m. against LMU, followed by a rematch with San Diego State at 5 p.m.

Kennedy Powell – 2-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 2B, 2 HBP
Shaylee Ackerman (W, 2-0) – 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K

T1 | Koko Wooley hit a leadoff triple before scoring via sac fly from Julia Cottrill. TAMU 1, SDSU 0

B1 | Micaela Macario singled to lead off for San Diego State before scoring off a Mac Barbara single through the right side. TAMU 1, SDSU 1

T2 | Keely Williams walked and Allie Enright singled to third base. Rylen Wiggins reached on a throwing error as Williams and Enright scored. Wooley reached on a fielder’s choice, while Wiggins was thrown out at home. Kennedy Powell doubled down the right field line to score Wooley. TAMU 4, SDSU 1

T3 | Trinity Cannon walked, followed by singles from Jazmine Hill and Williams. Kramer Eschete pinch ran for Cannon and was thrown out at home as Wiggins reached first on a fielder’s choice. Amari Harper reached first on a throwing error that scored Hill before Williams was thrown out at home. TAMU 5, SDSU 1

B4 | Ally Dueker pinch ran after Cali Decker singled. Angie Yellen grounded out to shortstop to score Dueker. TAMU 5, SDSU 2

T6 | Powell was hit by pitch and advanced to third after Cottrill doubled to left center. Cannon singled up the middle to score Powell and pinch runner Scout Lovell. TAMU 7, SDSU 2

B7 | Macario singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch before a Bella Espinoza walk. Espinoza and Macario advanced a base following a wild pitch before Barbara homered to right field. TAMU 7, SDSU 5
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No. 25 Texas A&M opens West Coast trip with two important victories

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