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Texas A&M's postseason winning streak at Blue Bell Park sits at 10

June 4, 2024

Playing at Blue Bell Park provides Texas A&M with a unique and obvious home-field advantage.

That much is obvious.

Further, the 2024 Aggies' 35-3 record inside the friendly confines of Olsen Field this spring.

In sweeping their way through last weekend's regional, the Maroon & White have now won 10 straight NCAA Tournament games at home.

They hope to continue their winning ways when Oregon comes to town for the 2024 Bryan-College Station Regional this weekend.

But double-digit winning streaks of any kind should be celebrated.

That this one has spanned three different postseasons and two different head coaches should not diminish that either.

Ten is also the perfect number for a list, which makes it a good time to look back on A&M’s 10 straight postseason wins at Blue Bell Park in chronological order.

1. Texas A&M 7, Davidson 6 (15 innings) - June 9, 2017

2017 College Station Super Regional, Game 1
Attendance: 6,936

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George Janca’s walk-off single to win Game 1 was Davidson’s first taste of Olsen Magic on the weekend.

The Aggies weren't supposed to be here, but neither was Davidson. A bubble team that swept the Houston Regional, A&M would have left Schroeder Park for Chapel Hill, but a four-seed upset No. 2 national seed North Carolina the day before to bring an unexpected super regional to Aggieland. In Game 1, the Ags jumped out to a 6-0 lead through five innings, but the Wildcats refused to roll over as Cason Sherrod failed to protect a one-run advantage in the ninth. Enter Mitchell Kilkenny. He spun 5.2 scoreless innings while fanning nine Wildcats. In the bottom of the 15th, George Janca singled home SEC Freshman of the Year Braden Shewmake to end a five-hour affair in the Texas heat.

2. Texas A&M 12, Davidson 6 - June 10, 2017

2017 College Station Super Regional, Game 2
Attendance: 7,058

With their backs against the wall, Davidson jumped out to a 6-2 lead after six and appeared poised to even the best-of-three series as the game reached the late innings, but then A&M got some Olsen Magic. After Hunter Coleman's RBI double and Blake Koptesky's two-run single shrank the deficit to one, A&M loaded the bases with two outs. Pinch-hitter Jorge Gutierrez skied an infield popup toward the heavens, but an Aggie prayer was answered when Davidson's second and third basemen collided to give A&M a 7-6 lead. Nick Choruby singled home two more, and Walker Pennington's three-run homer in the ninth sent Rob Childress & Co. to Omaha for the sixth time in program history.

3. Texas A&M 8, Oral Roberts 2 - June 3, 2022

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In nine 2022 NCAA Tournament games, Jordan Thompson homered three times. He finished with six total bombs that year.

2022 College Station Regional, Game 1
Attendance: 6,215

Jim Schlossnagle's first season managing the Maroon & White was as improbable as any as the Pringle-obsessed Aggies mashed their way to an SEC West Division title and the No. 5 national seed. After falling in the SEC Tournament title game, A&M received a five-inning, one-run start from Micah Dallas and a three-inning relief outing from Joseph "Moo" Menefee. Jordan Thompson hit a two-run homer in the second to put A&M up for good, but Austin Bost's three-run shot in the seventh put the game away. Bost finished with four RBIs, while Jack Moss went 3-for-5 with a two-run double in the eighth.

4. Texas A&M 9, Louisiana 6 - June 4, 2022

2022 College Station Regional, Game 4
Attendance: 6,675

A&M jumped out to an early 4-0 lead on two-run singles by Ryan Targac and Brett Minnich, but the Cajuns raged against Nathan Dettmer to score six, unearned. After 4.1 innings from Dettmer, Jacob Palisch (3.0 IP) and Brad Rudis (1.2 IP) kept Louisiana in check from there. Trailing 6-4 in the late stages, Troy Claunch and Minnich singled home a run each in the seventh to pull even before Bost mashed his second homer in as many days — a two-run bomb to left — to put A&M ahead an inning later. Kole Kaler's ninth-inning solo shot provided some insurance.

5. Texas A&M 15, TCU 9 - June 5, 2022

2022 College Station Regional, Game 6
Attendance: 6,525

The NCAA is cynical, and this obvious postseason storyline to manufacture was Schlossnagle vs. his former school. The regional final provided an eighth A&M-TCU showdown in seven tournaments (three in 2015, three in 2016 and one in 2017). It provided plenty of fireworks and took over five hours to complete as the Frogs took a 3-0 lead as Austin Krob blanked A&M through five frames. But then the most dangerous inning in baseball struck as Targac singled through the right side to score Dylan Rock. Later in the sixth, Targac scored on a wild pitch. In the seventh, Trevor Werner singled to center to tie the ballgame. A Moss sacrifice fly put A&M ahead before Rock sent the ballpark into a frenzy with a mammoth three-run shot to straight-away center field. But Menefee failed to protect the 7-4 lead as Brayden Taylor's three-run bomb tied it once more. The Ags and Toads traded blows in the eighth in the form of a Werner RBI single and a Tommy Sacco two-run home run. Trailing 9-8 in the ninth, A&M unloaded for seven on big hits by Claunch, Thompson, Moss, Rock and Bost to exorcise their TCU demons.

6. Texas A&M 5, Louisville 4 - June 10, 2022

2022 College Station Super Regional, Game 1
Attendance: 6,732

Troy Claunch will live in A&M lore for many reasons. The first to be awarded No. 12 in Schlossnagle's tenure, his walk-off single in Game 1 vs. Louisville got the Aggies on the precipice of the Heartland. It was Claunch's second RBI of the game, and Thompson had the other three, including a two-run, seventh-inning homer that tied the ballgame 4-4. Menefee and Palisch combined for 4.2 scoreless frames against a wildly talented Cardinal lineup.

7. Texas A&M 4, Louisville 3 - June 11, 2022

2022 College Station Super Regional, Game 2
Attendance: 6,656

The 2022 Ags slugged their way to Omaha, but to actually clinch the MCWS berth, they won a low-scoring affair. With two in the third on a Rock bases-loaded walk and a Bost sac fly, A&M erased an early 2-0 hole. Targac's sixth-inning shot again pulled the Aggies even. With Will Johnson (1.2 IP) and Rudis (1.2 IP) holding Louisville scoreless behind Dallas, Rock's seventh-inning sacrifice fly was upheld by Palisch's fifth save of the year to send A&M and Pringles to Charles Schwab Field Omaha.

8. Texas A&M 8, Grambling State 0 - May 31, 2024

2024 Bryan-College Station Regional, Game 1
Attendance: 7,034

Behind a seven-run second, the Maroon & White were never truly threatened by the SWAC champion to open this current NCAA Tournament run. The Aggies managed just one extra-base hit as Ted Burton finished 3-for-4 with a trio of RBIs, while Tanner Jones, Rudis, Weston Moss and Eldridge Armstrong III combined to blank the Tigers for the pitching staff's 11th shutout of the year.

9. Texas A&M 4, Texas 2 (11 innings) - June 1, 2024

2024 Bryan-College Station Regional, Game 4
Attendance: 7,630

Once more, the NCAA selection committee got what it wanted by setting up a potential Lone Star Showdown, and once more, this one lived up to the hype. Ryan Prager and Lebarron Johnson Jr. matched each other on the mound, with the former allowing two runs over 6.1 innings and the latter coughing up one across five. Trailing 2-1 in the eighth, A&M received a major gift — or gift(s), rather — from Longhorn shortstop Jalin Flores as a pair of throwing errors allowed the Ags to tie the game. In extra innings, Brenham Bell Cow Evan Aschenbeck kept the Aggies alive as he finished with 4.2 innings of scoreless, hitless ball. The game's winning run came on a Burton chopper that clipped the third base bag to score Kaeden Kent in the top of the 11th as an anxious and larger-than-counted Olsen Field crowd finally had a reason to erupt.

10. Texas A&M 9, Louisiana 4 - June 2, 2024

2024 Bryan-College Station Regional, Game 6
Attendance: 7,328

On a record-setting night, the A&M offense clubbed five homers against a taxed Louisiana staff to reach a second super regional in three years. With home runs No. 126, No. 127, No. 128, No. 129 and No. 130, the Ags surpassed the 1999 club's mark of 128 on Ali Camarillo's seventh-inning solo shot to set a new program record. Gavin Grahovac's two-run bomb in the ninth made him the A&M rookie home run king with 22, passing Jace LaViolette's 2023 mark of 21. Also homering were Caden Sorrell, Braden Montgomery and Hayden Schott. Somewhat lost in the power surge were brilliant outings from Shane Sdao and Chris Cortez.

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Texas A&M's postseason winning streak at Blue Bell Park sits at 10

3,444 Views | 4 Replies | Last: 1 mo ago by aeroag14
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Those TCU highlights! Forgot what a game that was. Targac was really good.
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Nice info and history lesson! Glad we can all read it!
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pretty amazing streak given the nature of college bb.
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Going back a bit further. We are 17-2 in our last 19 at Olsen. 18-3 in our last 21.
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