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Ags named No. 3 national seed, will host Louisiana, Texas & Grambling State

May 27, 2024
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The Road to Omaha unsurprisingly runs through Aggieland.

Following an impressive regular season, Texas A&M has been selected as the No. 3 national seed, the highest in program history, in the 2024 NCAA Tournament. By virtue of being a top-eight club, the Aggies will have a home-field advantage through the first two weekends of the tournament.

In addition to A&M, the 2024 Bryan-College Station Regional field includes Louisiana, Texas and Grambling State.

The four-team, double-elimination format begins at noon CT on Friday.

The Aggies will face Grambling State in a first-round ballgame at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.

This weekend will be the 13th regional contested at Olsen Field since the ballpark’s construction in 1978.

As the No. 4 seed in Aggieland, Grambling State brings a 26-26 overall record into the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers finished 18-8 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference and finished second in the SWAC West before going 5-1 in last weekend’s conference tournament to capture the league’s automatic bid.

Also headed to the Brazos Valley will be Louisiana and Texas, as the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds, respectively.

The Ragin’ Cajuns and Longhorns will play each other at 5 p.m. CT on Friday evening.

No strangers to Aggieland, the Sun Belt regular-season champion Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns were a No. 3 seed in the 2022 College Station Regional, but in 2024, Matt Deggs & Co. enter the NCAA Tournament with a 40-18 overall record and a 23-7 conference mark. With the nation’s No. 38 RPI, Louisiana was 0-3 vs. Power 5 opponents in 2024, losing to Vanderbilt, LSU and Houston at the Astros Foundation College Classic in March.

The Aggies and Ragin’ Cajuns have met 23 times, with A&M owning a 14-9 series lead. The last matchup was a winner’s bracket ballgame in the 2022 College Station Regional, which the Aggies won, 9-6.

Also unsurprisingly, the NCAA selection committee has matched up Texas with A&M as David Pierce and the Longhorns come to Bryan-College Station with a 35-22 record. Texas went 20-10 in Big 12 play to finish third before quickly going 0-2 in the conference tournament in Arlington. Further, the Aggies and Longhorns met earlier this year in Austin, with the Fightin’ Farmers leaving UFCU Disch-Falk Field with a 9-2 win on March 5.

In their final year as non-conference opponents, this will be the third time A&M and Texas will be paired in the same regional. The rivals met at the 2014 Houston Regional at Reckling Park and again in the 2018 Austin Regional. They also met at the 2022 Men’s College World Series, with A&M downing the Horns in an Omaha elimination game, 10-2.

The 2024 Bryan-College Station Regional is paired with the Santa Barbara Regional, which features UCSB, San Diego, Oregon and Fresno State.

The winners from Aggieland and Santa Barbara will meet next weekend in a best-of-three super regional for a ticket to the 2024 Men’s College World Series in Omaha.

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Ags named No. 3 national seed, will host Louisiana, Texas & Grambling State

10,141 Views | 11 Replies | Last: 16 days ago by jsc8116
Killzone3abc
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Gotta save Prager for game 2. Lamkin, Jones, or Rudis game 1, Prager game 2, Sdao game 3?
Reno Hightower
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Play their ******g a**** again THIS season and beat their ******g a**** again this season!
Townend87
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Killzone3abc said:

Gotta save Prager for game 2. Lamkin, Jones, or Rudis game 1, Prager game 2, Sdao game 3?

That worked well last week.
NewEra2023
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I hate that they put "Bryan-College Station Regional Winner"

Forcing the font to be teeny tiny. Just say "College Station"

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Ag for Life
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Townend87 said:

Killzone3abc said:

Gotta save Prager for game 2. Lamkin, Jones, or Rudis game 1, Prager game 2, Sdao game 3?

That worked well last week.

No way in hell you waste Prager against Grambling
Artimus Gordon
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Hopefully schloss will have chestnut then sorrell at the lead off spots. Followed by grahovac, Montgomery Jace and Appel. We need to put pressure on them from the start and give grahovac some extra RBI's with his home runs. Anyway that's what I am hoping. Offense is not as good as it could be with the current order!
Killzone3abc
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Townend87 said:

Killzone3abc said:

Gotta save Prager for game 2. Lamkin, Jones, or Rudis game 1, Prager game 2, Sdao game 3?

That worked well last week.

Completely different level of competition.
CapCityAg89
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I think Sdao rested to open the regional. Prager G3. Lamkin G6. Grambling-ULL-ULL.
L1TexAg95
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Just say "Bryan" regional and have even BIGGER font!!!
Austin ags
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BTHO Grambling State, Louisiana and tu!
Whoop!!
jsc8116
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If Prager starts game 2, would he be available at all for remaining games?
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