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COLLEGE STATION, Texas â The Texas A&M Aggies had another win in comeback fashion to beat the Dallas Baptist Patriots, 7-5, Tuesday evening on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park. The back-and-forth contest saw the Patriots erase two different Aggie leads butÂ A&M would claw back both times highlighted by a four-run fourth.
Texas A&M (13-0) got the scoring started in the bottom of the first. Blake Allemand tripled high off the right field wall and would come around to score on a groundout to short from Mitchell Nau.
Dallas Baptist (6-2) answered back in the top of the second with a solo shot from David Martinelli that sailed high over the right-center wall.Â It was Martinelliâs third homer on the season and tied the game at 1-1.
The Patriots took the lead for the first time in the fourth inning. The frame started with a single from Justin Wall. He moved to second after Martinelli was hit by a pitch and made it to third on a deep fly ball from Trooper Reynolds. Wall found his way home as the Aggies tried to catch Martinelli stealing second. The double steal gave DBU a 2-1 lead.
The Aggies outmatched the Patriots with a huge fourth inning of their own. With one out, Nau and Hunter Melton connected on consecutive singles. This brought an end to the night for starting pitcher Jay Calhoun who had retired 10 in a row before the back-to-back singles. Nick Banks doubled off new pitcher Chase Adams plating both runners, giving the Maroon and White a 3-2 lead. Logan Taylor would extend the lead with a two-run dinger. It was Taylorâs fifth home of the season, and it sent A&M ahead 5-2.
Dallas Baptist responded quickly to the Aggiesâ rally with two runs in the top of the fifth. Nash Knight got the inning started with a single and was later plated by Camden Duzenackâs single to the right. After a single by Wall knocked in Duzenack to cut the A&M lead to 5-4, the Ags would bring in reliever Kyle Simonds ending Turner Larkins night.Â Larkins (1-0) went 4.2 innings, fanning five and giving up four runs, three of them being earned.
The back-and-forth night would continue as the Patriots evened the score in the seventh, 5-5. With runners on the corners, Martinelli singled off reliever Ty Schlottmann sending Duzenack home with the equalizer.Â The Patriots would go onto to load the bases with one out but reliever Andrew Vinson was brought in and retired the final two batters, keeping the score tied.
The tie didnât last long as the Aggies would take the lead for the third time in the bottom half of the inning. The rally started with a walk to G.R. Hinsley. Hinsley was retired when Michael Barashâs sacrifice bunt attempt was pounced on by DBU catcher Daniel Salters who sent a rifle to second base.Â A single by Allemand and a wild pitch put runners on the corners for Ryne Birk. The Aggie second baseman poked a single to leftfield, knocking in Barash with the go-ahead run. A Nau walk would load the bases and Melton worked a bases-loaded walk, scoring Allemand and extending the Aggie lead to 7-5.
Ryan Hendrix was brought in the eight and got the Aggies out of a jam with an inning-ending double play. He came back in the ninth inning and completed the save, his third of the season. He gave up one hit in the ninth but another double play would end the game and extend the Aggies perfect season to 13-0.
Vinson (1-0) who was brought in during the seventh earned the win giving him his first win of the season.
Dallas Baptist reliever Drew Smith (0-1) was saddled with the loss after surrendering two runs in the seventh inning and giving the Aggies their final lead of the game.
Allemand had another nice night going 2-for-4 extending his hitting five with a triple and two runs scored.Â Nick Bank went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and a pair of doubles bringing his season average up to .444.
The Aggies will take their undefeated record to Minute Maid Park for the 2015 Houston College Classic. They open the tournament Friday with a 3:35 pm game against Nebraska.
Texas A&M Quotes
Head coach Rob Childress
On finishing the homestand 13-0â¦
âWeâve learned a lot about the team. We have come ready to play every game. We havenât taken any team lightly. We have 15 guys who are capable of producing at the plate and we have lot of guys who get things done on the mound. Now weâll see how they react when they are in an unfamiliar surroundings.â
On the winâ¦
âThis was a good win over a good team. Dallas Baptist has the talent and coaching to make a deep run in tournament play. They were a great test for this team as we head into the meat of the schedule.â
Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics
Three Texas A&M womenâs basketball players were honored with yearly SEC awards on Tuesday, as Courtney Walker was named to the SEC First Team, Courtney Williams was named to the SEC Second Team, and Jordan Jones was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year, in addition to being named to the SEC Second Team and All-Defensive Team.
Jones becomes the second player in SEC history to win Defensive Player of the Year twice, and the first woman to win the award in back-to-back seasons. Prior to Jones, only Ole Missâ Arminite Price had won the award twice (2004-05 and 2006-07). Jones was named to the SEC All-Defensive Team for the second straight year and was named Second Team All-SEC for the first time. Jones averaged 9.0 points, 6.6 assists and 1.9 steals per game this season before her injury on Feb. 26.
Walker was named First Team All-SEC for the second straight year, becoming just the fifth player at A&M to earn First Team All-Conference honors in back-to-back seasons, and is the only Aggie with two First Team All-SEC honors. Walker averaged a team-leading 14.8 points per game this season, and ranks ninth on A&Mâs career scoring list. The Edmond, Okla., native earned SEC Player of the Week honors twice this season.
Williams was named to the SEC Second Team for the second straight year after averaging 14.3 points per game this season. Williams had five 20+ point scoring games this season, and concluded the year by scoring 11-or-more points in each of A&Mâs last seven games.
First Team All-SEC
Makayla Epps, Kentucky
Danielle Ballard, LSU
Tia Faleru, Ole Miss
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina
Aleighsa Welch, South Carolina
Aâja Wilson, South Carolina
Cierra Burdick, Tennessee
Isabelle Harrison, Tennessee
Courtney Walker, Texas A&M
Second Team All-SEC
Jessica Jackson, Arkansas
Jennifer OâNeill, Kentucky
Jordan Frericks, Missouri
Martha Alwal, Mississippi State
Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State
Alaina Coates, South Carolina
Jordan Jones, Texas A&M
Courtney Williams, Texas A&M
Haley Lorenzen, Florida
Mackenzie Engram, Georgia
Alexis Jennings, Kentucky
AâQueen Hayes, Ole Miss
Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State
Morgan Williams, Mississippi State
Aâja Wilson, South Carolina
Rebekah Dahlman, Vanderbilt
Linnae Harper, Kentucky
Danielle Ballard, LSU
Martha Alwal, Mississippi State
Alaina Coates, South Carolina
Jordan Jones, Texas A&M
Co-Coaches of the Year: Vic Schaefer, Mississippi State / Dawn Staley, South Carolina
Player of the Year: Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina
Freshman of the Year: Aâja Wilson, South Carolina
Defensive Player of the Year: Jordan Jones, Texas A&M
6thÂ Woman of the Year: Jennifer OâNeill, Kentucky
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Aleighsa Welch, South Carolina
Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics
IRVING, Texas (AP) _ Dez Bryant will get four more months to work on aÂ long-term deal with the Cowboys and make $12.8 million next year after the team used its franchise tag on the star wide receiver.
Bryant led the NFL with a club-record 16 touchdowns in the final year of a rookie contract that paid $11.8 million over five years.
The 26-year-old Bryant was the fastest Dallas player to 300 career receptions and second-fastest to 50 touchdowns behind Bob Hayes.
The Cowboys also have to decide whether to re-sign running back DeMarco Murray after he had a league-leading 1,845 yards rushing in the final year of his contract. He becomes a free agent March 10.
DALLAS (AP) _ Tyson Chandler and Chandler Parsons will miss Monday night’s game against New Orleans because of injuries, leaving the Mavericks without two of their frontcourt starters for the second straight game.
Chandler has a bruised left hip that kept him out of Saturday’s loss to Brooklyn, and Parsons will miss his fifth straight game after spraining his left ankle in a win over Houston.
Coach Rick Carlisle said Monday he was optimistic both could return when Dallas plays three games in four nights on the West Coast starting with Portland on Thursday night.
The 7-1 Chandler leads the Mavericks with 25 double-doubles and is an important defensive presence around the basket. Parsons is averaging 15.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
COLLEGE STATION â The No. 9 Texas A&M menâs tennis team withstood frigid temperatures and a 14-hour weather delay to defeat the Tennessee Volunteers 4-1 at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center Monday morning. The Aggies improved to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in SEC play while the Vols fell to 8-6 overall and 0-2 in league play.
âThis was another important win for us at home,â Texas A&M head coach Steve Denton said. âIn this league you have to hold serve at home and try to steal a couple matches on the road. This seemed like an eternity to play this match with a rain delay and I know that these kinds of conditions are a drain on the team, but they faced the adversity and came out with a win.â
As play resumed Monday morning the Aggies were staked to a 1-0 lead after yesterdayâs doubles results. The home team took the lead through wins from freshmen duo AJ Catanzariti and Arthur Rinderknech and juniors Harrison Adamsand Shane Vinsant. The junior duo tallied their third win over a top-5 opponent this spring defeating No. 3 and NCAA Doubles Champions Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese.
âHarry and Shane played really well yesterday and I knew they were excited to play the NCAA Champs from a season ago,â Denton added. âThey have been playing very well this spring and they came out and played with a lot of intensity and confidence yesterday against a very talented doubles team from Tennessee.â
No. 65 Vinsant translated the doubles momentum onto the singles court claiming a win over Reese 6-3, 6-1 on court two. The A&M junior claimed his first win on court two and improved to 2-1 in dual matches this season.
Reigning SEC Freshman of the Week Rinderknech continued his torrid play with his fifth straight win this spring, defeating Luis Valero 6-1, 6-3 on court four. The Frenchman is now 8-1 in the maroon and white and 1-0 in SEC play.
The Aggies clinched the win with No. 88 Catanzaritiâs straight-set win on court five over Jess Jones. The A&M freshman paces the Aggies with 21 wins this year against just seven losses. The Pennsylvania native is now 2-0 SEC matches and 4-1 on court five.
âThese two freshmen are growing up on the court for us,â Denton said. âThey have been getting more comfortable in college tennis and it shows on the court. Both Arthur and AJ have been more aggressiveÂ and confident on the court and that is exactly what we need from both of them moving forward.â
The Aggies will hit the road for the first time this season on a SEC road trip at No. 7 Georgia on Friday followed by a Sunday match up with No. 34 South Carolina.
Visit 12thMan.com for more information on Texas A&M menâs tennis. Aggie fans also can keep up to date with the A&M menâs tennis team on Twitter by following @AggieMTEN or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AggieMensTennis.
#9 Texas A&M 4, #56 Tennessee 1
1. #66 Jeremy Efferding (TAMU) vs. #15 Mikelis Libietis (UT) 4-6, 5-3 unfinished
2. #65 Shane Vinsant (TAMU) def. Hunter Reese (UT) 6-3, 6-1
3. Jack Schipanski (UT) def. #39 Harrison Adams (TAMU) 6-1, 6-3
4. Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU) def. Luis Valero (UT) 6-1, 6-3
*5. #88 AJ Catanzariti (TAMU) def. Jess Jones (UT) 6-2, 6-4
6. Max Lunkin (TAMU) vs. Brandon Fickey (UT) 5-7, 3-0 unfinished
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (3,2,4,5)
* Clinched the Match
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) _ Jimmie Johnson was the winner of yesterday’s Sprint Cup
race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The six-time Cup champion pulled away after
a final restart with 13 laps to go to get the win. The victory is the 71st of
Johnson’s career, and his fourth in Atlanta.
BATON ROUGE, La.- The No. 12 Texas A&M womenâs basketball team fell 80-63 at LSU on Sunday inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The Aggies (23-7, 10-6) finish the Southeastern Conference season in a tie for fourth with LSU (16-12, 10-6), marking the 10thÂ straight year that Texas A&M has finished in their conferenceâs top four. LSU receives the four seed in the SEC tournament via the tiebreaker.
LSU jumped out to a 34-14 lead by the 6:54 mark of the first half and never let up, even though A&M closed the deficit to 49-39 early in the second half.
Courtney Williams led the Aggies with 19 points, and was joined in double figures by Courtney Walker (12) and Khaalia Hillsman (10).
The Aggies begin the SEC Tournament in Little Rock, Ark. as the 5-seed on Thursday, March 5.
LEXINGTONÂ â A pair of Aggies were crowned as conference individual champions Saturday during the final day of the SEC Indoor Championships held at Nutter Field House while the A&M men claimed the 4×400 for the third consecutive year.
In addition Texas A&M produced six runner-up performances as the men and women both finished third in team scoring. The Aggie men totaled 87 points behind Florida (114) and Arkansas (89) while the A&M women had 81.9 points following Arkansas (130) and Florida (86).
âThere are some highs and some lows for us today,â said Texas A&M head coach Pat Henry. âIâm disappointed with a number of people and situations today, but on the other hand Iâm elated with some people with what they did. We canât have those kinds of situations in a big meet, we all need to be prepared and on the same page. To be third here today with both groups was a great meet for us, there is no question about it.â
Following the Aggie men were Mississippi (62), LSU (53), Alabama (49), Tennessee (48), Georgia (46), Auburn (34), South Carolina (31), Missouri (27) and Kentucky (22). Finishing behind the A&M women were Kentucky (76), LSU (51), Georgia (50), Mississippi State (36.7), Alabama (34), Missouri (32), Tennessee (22), Auburn (21), Vanderbilt (18.2), Mississippi (14.2) and South Carolina (9).
Hillary Montgomery and Grace Fletcher took control of the womenâs 5,000 meters early and pulled away from the field. As they maneuvered their way through lapped runners in the latter half of the race, Montgomery won in 16:16.00 with Fletcher runner-up at 16:22.48.
âItâs so incredible for us to come out here and represent Texas A&M like that,â said Montgomery. âItâs amazing. Weâve all worked incredible hard and Iâm so happy it paid off. Having Grace right behind me encouraged me to keep going with that pace.â
Karis Jochen added a couple of points with a seventh-place effort of 16:39.72, which is No. 7 on the A&M all-time list. The Aggies totaled 20 points in the event.
âThose two ladies are exactly what we have to have,â noted Henry. âThey went out and took the lead, created a gap and ran their own race. Nobody could run with them, it was a great effort.â
Shamier Little dominated the 400 field with a 51.37 winning time over a 52.00 by Floridaâs Kyra Jefferson in her section and the 52.03 from Taylor Ellis-Watson of Arkansas in the first section. For an oversized track Little produced the 10thÂ fastest time ever on the world all-time list and is the third fastest collegian and second fastest American ever.
âItâs exciting to run that fast, a PR is always a great thing,â said Little. âI didnât think much about the time from the first section I just wanted to run my race and win. Kyra is a 200 specialist so I know getting to the break is going to be tough between us. I didnât panic about being in lane six where I couldnât see her.â
The marks ahead of her on the collegiate and U.S. list for oversized tracks include a 51.13 by Hazel-Ann Regis of LSU, who is from Grenada, as well as a 51.15 by Texas A&Mâs Jessica Beard. Regis set her mark on the Nutter track in 2004 while Beard produced hers during the 2010 Big 12 meet in Ames, Iowa.
âShamier is a talent,â said Henry. âIf she comes to the meet and says this is what Iâm going to do, then she could do whatever she wants to do. She is a big time talent.â
Little finished third in the SEC Indoor 400 as a freshman last season and also claimed third at the NCAA Indoor. Later she claimed the SEC Outdoor 400 title before rolling along to multiple titles in the 400 hurdles that included the NCAA, US Juniors and World Juniors.
In the menâs 4×400 the Aggie crew of Gregory Coleman, Shavez Hart, Deon Hickey and Bralon Taplin chased down the Gators on the final lap to claim a third consecutive SEC Indoor title in the event. In running 3:03.75 Texas A&M broke the facility record of 3:04.22 set by Florida earlier this season.
The Gators were runner-up in 3:04.28 with LSU third at 3:05.05 and Alabama fourth in 3:08.23.
âTo run 3:03 with that group of guys without your best leg, we proved some things today and ran with a lot of heart,â stated Henry.
The additional runner-up efforts for the Aggies included Brea Garrett in the weight throw, Bralon Taplin in the 400, Shavez Hart in the 200, Latario Collie in the triple jump and the menâs distance medley relay.
Garrett finished second in the weight throw at the SEC for the third consecutive year. Her mark of 72-3.5 (22.03) only trailed a 73-8 (22.45) toss from Missouriâs Kearsten Peoples, the current collegiate leader.
Following Garrett was a trio of Aggie throwers who each set a personal best. Alison Ondrusek placed sixth with a 61-3.5 (18.68), which is No. 4 on the A&M all-time list, while Carissa van Beek finished eighth with a mark of 60-0.25 (18.29), moving her to No. 7 at A&M. Shelbi Vaughan was 11thÂ with a 56-6.5 (17.23) that is No. 10 all-time with the Aggies.
Taplin challenged for the title in the 400 as he posted a 45.52 behind a 45.37 from Floridaâs Najee Glass while LSUâs Vernon Norwood placed third in 45.68. In the 200, Hart won his section in 20.90 and finished second overall after a 20.69 was posted by LSUâs Aaron Ernest. A&Mâs Devin Jenkins finished sixth overall with a 21.07 that placed third in the same heat with Hart.
Collie engaged in another triple jump tussle with Floridaâs Marquise Dendy and placed second with a 54-4 (16.56). Dendy, who won his third SEC Indoor long jump on Friday, claimed his first SEC Indoor title in the triple jump with a leap of 55-8.5 (16.98). Dendy produced that mark in the third round right after Collie improved from 52-4 to 54-4.
More A&M points came in the event from Olibanji Asekun, who had an indoor best of 51-9.75 (15.79) to place sixth. Jeffrey Prothro just missed making the final three rounds as he placed 10thÂ with a 50-8.25 (15.45).
The menâs distance medley relay posted a time of 9:46.00 to earn second place and register the No. 10 time at A&M. Running on the relay were Cameron Villarreal, Carlyle Roudette, Gaines Kinsey and Isaac Spencer. Mississippi won the race in 9:43.87 while Missouri finished third in 9:46.65. The Aggies were runner-up two years ago and finished third in this race last season.
Chase Wolfle equaled the school record in the pole vault to place third as he lead an Aggie 3-4-5 finish for 15 points. Wolfle cleared 18-0.5 (5.50) to join Greg West (1990) and Richard McDonald (1998) as record holders.
In last yearâs SEC Indoor meet Wolfle had a best of 17-11 for third place. In repeating his bronze medal performance, he made it over 17-3 on a second attempt, cleared 17-9.25 on his first attempt and then needed all three attempts to get over 18-0.5. Three misses at 18-3.75 (5.58) left him in third place.
Andrew Irwin of Arkansas won the pole vault with a clearance of 18-3.75 while Tennesseeâs Jake Blankenship finished runner-up with the same height as misses at an earlier height broke the tie.
Also setting personal best marks in the vault were a pair of A&M frosh in Audie Wyatt (17-6.25) and Carl Johansson (17-3) as they finished fourth and fifth. The 3-4-5 Aggie finish earned 15 team points. Wyatt moves to No. 7 and Johansson is now No. 9 on the A&M all-time list.
As defending champion, Kamaria Brown won her section of the 200 in 23.03. Then she watched as Jefferson of Florida (23.012) and Kentuckyâs Dezerea Bryant (23.015) both run 23.02 in the next section to take first and second. Brown, who won the SEC title in a school record of 22.50 last year, settled for third place while teammate Aaliyah Brown ran 23.61 for sixth place.
Kamaria and Aaliyah teamed up for the first two legs on the 4×400 as A&M placed third in 3:32.90 behind Arkansas (3:30.79) and Kentucky (3:31.43) while finishing ahead of Florida (3:34.28). Also running on the relay for the Aggies were Ashton Purvis and Shamier Little.
Points were also scored by A. Brown in the 60 as she equaled her career best of 7.28 for fourth place and Jennifer Madu ran 7.33 for fifth place.
Hector Hernandez neared the career best he set in the prelims of the 800 to place fourth in the final with a 1:48.96. Villarreal finished seventh in the mile with a 4:05.50. Austin Wells improved his indoor best to 14:24.25 to place 13thÂ in the 5,000 meters.
Lindon Victor scored 5,330 points to finish seventh in the heptathlon and move to No. 6 on the A&M all-time list. Daniel Martin placed 12thÂ with a point total of 4,985 as he produced a 2:30.98 to win the 1,000m by seven and a half seconds.
Kara Erickson cleared 5-7.75 for seventh place in the high jump. Jena Hemann and Annie Kunz both cleared 5-5.75 to finish in a five-way tie for eighth place.
The past two years the womenâs distance medley relay placed 10thÂ in the SEC meet, but an 11:34.84 earned eighth place from the crew of Fletcher, Ebony Crear, Katie Willard and Montgomery. They ran the fourth fastest time in school history.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas âÂ The Texas A&M softball team extended their win streak to ten games after two wins on Saturday, a come-from-behind 7-3 victory over Illinois State and a 7-1 defeat of Boston University.
SeniorÂ Rachel FoxÂ got the start against Illinois State, setting a season-high with 11 strikeouts and allowing only six hits. JuniorÂ Katie MarksÂ stepped into the circle against Boston and fanned five batters, allowing only a single hit and two walks.
The Aggies opened the second day of the Texas A&M Invitational against Illinois State, with both teams getting on board in the first inning.
The Redbirds struck first on an RBI single to left field that called the runner on third home. Trailing for the first time this weekend, the Aggies went to work in the bottom of the first. SeniorÂ Brittany CloptonÂ led off with a double to right field and was sent home by a double down the first base line by juniorÂ Cali Lanphear. A single up the middle on the next play by sophomoreÂ April RyanÂ scored Lanphear for the final run of the inning.
Illinois State answered in the top of the second, scoring on a solo shot home run to tie the game at two all. Neither team would score again until the fifth inning with a gritty, defensive battle highlighting two scoreless innings.
With a runner in scoring position at third base, a Redbird batter hit a double down the left field line for the go-ahead run.
The Aggies trailed until the bottom of the sixth, when they blew the lead wide open with a five run inning. Three walks in a row loaded the bases with freshmanÂ Tori Vidales, juniorÂ Cali LanphearÂ and sophomoreÂ April Ryan. A sacrifice fly from sophomoreÂ Celena MasseyÂ called Vidales home for the equalizing run and put two runners in scoring position for A&M. Staring down two outs, sophomoreÂ Reagan BoenkerÂ loaded the bases again with a single to shortstop.
With freshmanÂ Kayla OberÂ on to pinch run for Boenker, freshmanÂ Erica Russellstepped up to the plate and hit a flare just over the third basemanâs head for a two RBI double, scoring Ryan and Lanphear. A laser right up the middle from Clopton gave the Aggies back-to-back two RBI doubles and a throwing error put Clopton on third. The third out stranded Clopton but the Aggies entered the top of the seventh with a 7-3 lead.
Fox and the A&M defense allowed one runner on base but no hits in the top of the seventh to close the game and ensure the victory.
The second game of Texas A&Mâs doubleheader got off to a slow start, with both teams recording a hit and getting a runner on base but the game remained scoreless.
The Aggies started their attack in the bottom of the second with a single up the middle from freshmanÂ Kristen Cuyos. Cuyos advanced to second on a wild pitch and Boenker joined her on the bags on a full count walk. Russell stepped up to the plate and launched another clutch hit to right center, scoring Cuyos and Boenker and advancing to third on a throwing error.
A single from Clopton and bunt from Masek loaded the bases for the first time in the game. A sacrifice fly from Vidales scored Russell for the final run of the inning. The Aggies stranded three runners en route to taking a 3-0 lead.
The Terriers threatened in the third, putting a runner in scoring position on second base but couldnât capitalize and left her stranded.
The A&M attack began again in the bottom of the fourth. With Masek and Clopton on first and second base, a monster hit to the right field wall by Vidales earned her two more RBIs as Clopton and Masek rounded the bases. A double to right field from Ryan sent Vidales home and another single up the middle for freshmanÂ Ashley WaltersÂ scored the seventh and final Aggie run.
Boston managed to get on the board in the top of the sixth on a bases loaded walk. With the bags still full, Cuyos got behind a ground ball and made the throw to Ryan at second to pick off the lead runner and close the inning.
Three outs away from victory, the Aggie defense played a near-perfect half inning to end their second day of competition on the weekend. Marks opened with a three-pitch strikeout and Vidales sprinted in to grab a bunt and make a wicked throw to Ryan covering first base. The final out came on a deep, high ball to right field that Clopton snagged without wavering.
The Aggies are now riding an ten game winning streak and havenât lost since their midweek match with No. 2 Oregon earlier this month.
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) –Â Jalen JonesÂ scored 19 points as Texas A&M ran away from Auburn 80-55 on Saturday night.
KT HarrellÂ scored 18 points in leading the Tigers (12-17, 4-12 SEC), who were without second-leading scorerÂ Antoine MasonÂ (15.1 points per game). Mason was with his family following the death of his father, former NBA forward Anthony Mason, on Saturday morning. A&M honored Anthony Mason with a moment of silence prior to the game.
A&M (20-8, 11-5 SEC), which hadn’t won more than eight SEC games in its three previous seasons under coach Billy Kennedy, continued on a likely quest to make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011.
The Aggies led 36-28 at halftime despite a poor first 20 minutes from leading scorerÂ Danuel House. The transfer from the University of Houston was 3 of 13 from the floor in the first half, missing all seven of his 3-point attempts.
â The Aggies hit the road next week to face Florida inside Gainsville’s O’Connell Center on Tuesday at 8 p.m. (CT) … A&M will be searching for the season sweep of the Gators, who they defeated 63-62 in College Station earlier this season
COLLEGE STATION, Texas âÂ The Texas A&M Aggies completed a three-game series sweep of Dartmouth Sunday and ran their win streak to 12 games with a 10-4 win over the Big Green on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.
The 12-0 start is their best since the 1993 campaign when the Aggies went 14-0 out of the gate.
Texas A&M did a brilliant job setting the table early in the game. In each of the first five innings, the first two hitters of the frame reached base. It paid off with three-run frames in the first, second and fourth innings and one run in the fifth. Double plays in the third and fifth prevented further damage.
As it had done in the previous two games of the series, Dartmouth drew first blood. The Big Green struck with a run in the top of the first inning. Matt Parisi started the frame by beating out a throw by shortstop Blake Allemand for an infield single. Nick Ruppert followed with a perfectly placed bunt down the third baseline for an infield single. Joe Purritano pushed both runners into scoring position with a groundout to first base, but after Nick Lombardi struck out swinging for the second out of the inning, a passed ball allowed Parisi to scoring, staking Dartmouth to a 1-0 lead.
The A&M offense offered an immediate response in triplicate. Blake Allemand and Ryne Birk were issued walks to start the bottom of the first. Mitchell Nau threaded a double down the rightfield line to plate Allemand with the equalizer. A groundout to second by Hunter Melton plated Birk for the go-ahead run and Nick Banks slapped a single to leftfield to plate Nau for the 3-1 advantage.
The Aggies kept churning out runs in the second. Another pair of walks started the second with Jonathan Moroney and Michael Barash getting the free passes. Allemand gapped a double into right centerfield to send Moroney home. Birk and Nau each drove in a run with a groundout to inflate the A&M lead to 6-1.
The Big Green offered resistance in the top of the third. Parisi and Ruppert started the inning with singles to put two runners on for Joe Purritano. The Dartmouth designated hitter doubled down the rightfield line, send two runs in. Purritano advanced to third on the throw home and scored on Nick Lombardiâs groundout to short, cutting the A&M advantage to 6-4.
Texas A&M failed to score a run in the third despite loading the bases with no outs, but they would not falter in the fourth. Singles by Allemand and Birk put runners on the corners and Nau slipped a single through the left side of the infield to plate Allemand. Melton singled to right-center knocking in Birk and Banks pushed the lead to 9-4 with a sacrifice fly.
The Aggies capped off the scoring in the fifth. With two outs, Ryne Birk singled to rightfield to drive in Michael Barash who was hit by a pitch.
Matt Kent (3-0) became the first Aggie pitcher to log three wins on the season. He allowed four runs, three earned, on eight hits and one walk while striking out a season-high eight in 6.0 innings.
Starting pitcher Adam Frank (0-1) was saddled with the loss for Dartmouth. Doomed by the free passes, he allowed six runs on four hits and six walks over 2.0 innings plus three batters in the third inning.
Texas A&Mâs offense reached double digits in the hits column for the 10th time in 12 games. The Aggies registered 13 hits with five different players recording multiple hits. Allemand, Birk, Nau, Banks and Logan Taylor notched two hits apiece. A&M also drew six walks, with four of the patient Aggies coming around to score. Nau led the squad with three RBI and Allemand scored a game-high three runs.
Matt Parisi led Dartmouth at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two runs. Nick Ruppert went 2-for-4 with one run.
Texas A&M returns to action on Tuesday as the Aggies host the Dallas Baptist in a 6:35 pm contest at Blue Bell Park.
In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition, the SEC once again highlighted a Community Service Team for womenâs basketball for the 2014-15 season. Texas A&M senior guard Tori Scott was named to the team for her contributions to the Aggies’ mentor program with Bryan ISD for elementary school children.
Scott has visited Bonham Elementary every week since October to read with school children, in her second year making visits to Bonham Elementary. She also spoke to the school children on the importance of staying in school as part of A&Mâs 12 Days of Madness Campaign and made community appearances at First Friday in Downtown Bryan as part of the 12 Days of Madness campaign.
This marks the 17th year for the SEC Community Service Team for womenâs basketball as well as for menâs basketball. All league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004, with at-large teams for menâs and womenâs sports being chosen from 1999-2003. The SEC began this concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994.
Scott and the Aggies return to the floor tonight, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the team’s final regular season home game, against Missouri.
Nikki Hegstetter â¢ Alabama
Junior â¢ Forward â¢ Kennesaw, Ga.
Habitat for Humanityâ¦ The Miracle League of Tuscaloosaâ¦ Alabama womenâs basketballâs 5th Grade Fastbreak programâ¦ Volunteered at local high school basketball campsâ¦ Read to elementary school studentsâ¦ Talked with patients at the DCH Manderson Cancer Centerâ¦ Spent time with residents of Capstone Village Retirement Communityâ¦ Greeted veterans upon their return to Tuscaloosa from an Honor Flight from Washington, D.C.
Joey Bailey â¢ Arkansas
Junior â¢ Forward â¢ Gunter, Texas
She spoke at the Red Ribbon Rally-about the dangers of drugs and alcohol… Sweat Hogs Salute to Excellence Program… Book Hogs Read to Win Program… Shop With the Razorbacks-SAAC… Lift Up America Program… She made a Visit to the Fayetteville Rehabilitation Center… Razorback Canned Food Drive… Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Day Activities Event… Reading With The Razorbacks… Book Hogs Pizza Party… Mayflower Tornado Relief Help… ALS Walk to Defeat Lou Gehrigâs Disease… Special Olympics Event area games… .Â Â Â Northwest Arkansas Heart Walk
TraâCee Tanner â¢ Auburn
Junior â¢ Forward â¢ Birmingham, Ala.
Involved with âExpressions of a BraveHeart,â a program that provides arts and recreation opportunities for youth and young adults with moderate to severe disabilities… Volunteers regularly at Lee County Humane Society… Joined team to adopt Boykin Daycare Center in Auburn, spending time with the children and donating needed supplies to the center… Helped with a Habitat for Humanity build during the summer… Has helped stuff backpacks as part of the End Hunger Initiative in conjunction with the Jason Dufner Charitable Foundation… Volunteered at the East Alabama Food Bank during Thanksgiving week.
Brooke Copeland â¢ Florida
Freshman â¢ Guard â¢ Cleveland, Tenn.
Brookeâs enthusiasm working with children in the Gainesville community is un-matched… She is one of the top Gator student-athletes this year for volunteering hours in the community… Brooke has spent several hours at Girls Place, where its mission is to empower girls to grow courageous, strong and self-sufficient. We inspire our girls to celebrate themselvesâtheir minds, their hearts, and their physical well-being… Brooke has given tours of the stadium to area youth and spent hours at UF Shands Hospitalâs infusion room, helping young patients pass the time during a very difficult and sometimes painful situation…. She spent an entire morning and afternoon volunteering her time with children at Climb for Cancer.
Erika Ford â¢ Georgia
Senior â¢ Guard â¢ Alpharetta, Ga.
Coordinated student-athlete efforts for the Hunger Bowl, which raised $1000 and 1000 pounds of food donations… Coordinated student-athlete participation in Homeruns of Hometown Rivals, a baseball game involving Special Olympians played at UGAâs Foley Field baseball stadium… Took a pie in the face at the Special Olympics Prom to raise money… In addition, took part in the Lady Bulldogsâ annual bike build which provided bicycles at Christmas for 65 worthy children; the SOAR Race to benefit Special Olympics; writing holiday card to deployed troops; collected Toys for Tots donations; raised money for Relay for Life.
Bria Goss â¢ Kentucky
Senior â¢ Guard â¢ Indianapolis, Ind.
Throughout her Wildcat career, Goss has been an active in the Lexington community, but in the summer of 2014, she took it to a different level, traveling to Ethiopia for a week-long service trip. Goss distributed necessities to victims of leprosy, accomplished minor home repairs to impoverished families, served food to prisoners, played games with orphans and spent a day building relationships with street boys. Additionally, Bria delivered beds and mattresses and bedding to several widows, most of whom had been sleeping on dirt floors on piles of straw… Goss has also volunteered locally, packing lunches for underprivileged students in the Lexington school systems for Godâs Pantry, and hand-delivering them to schools… She has volunteered to stock clothes at Goodwill for countries with limited clothing and she helped make blankets for sick children at Kentucky Childrenâs Hospital.
Ann Jones â¢ LSU
Junior â¢ Forward â¢ Memphis, Tenn .
Jones has participated in a variety of community service efforts which includes her work with the Big Buddy program where she volunteered at a local school to mentor youth…. Played a major role in the teamâs participation in Thanksgiving with the Tigers, an event where each LSU athletic team adopts an underprivileged child for the holidays and welcomes the child along with his or her family to campus for a Thanksgiving style meal served by the student-athletes and games, activities, and gift exchanges… Jones and her teammates also spent time at the Halloween BOOzar which is an event that provides local children with a safe and fun Halloween experience playing games, getting candy and autographs, and interacting with their favorite LSU student-athletes…. Has volunteered with Alzheimerâs Services Walk/Run to Remember and the Arc of Baton Rouge where she played basketball with special needs children.
Gracie Frizzell â¢ Ole Miss
Redshirt-Junior â¢ Guard â¢ Little Rock, Ark.
With her teammates Frizzell has done Reading With the Rebels, going into elementary schools in Oxford-Lafayette county and reading to elementary school classesâ¦ Frizzell has also teamed her teammates to play bingo and other games with residents at Oxfordâs Graceland Care Centerâ¦ Spent an afternoon in the fall helping to build walls on a house under construction with the Oxford â Lafayette County Chapter of Habitat for Humanityâ¦ In conjunction with the Ole Miss Athletic department, helped with tornado relief for Columbus, Miss, who was hit with deadly tornadoes over the holidaysâ¦ In the summer months, helped with basketball clinics with the Horizons Learning Program on the Ole Miss campus, to promote summer learning and retention for local Oxford youthâ¦ Regularly helps with Ole Miss postgame clinics and autograph signings.
Savannah Carter â¢ Mississippi State
Senior â¢ Guard â¢ Tulsa, Okla.
Made an immediate impact on the community since arriving on campus two years ago… One of MSUâs representatives on the schoolâs Student-Athlete Advisory Council… A member of MSUâs M-Club, Carter regularly visits area schools to speak to students… She has been actively involved in Stateâs Bullyâs Book Blitz, an initiative that encourages local students on the importance of reading… Carter has also volunteered to assist with Starkville schoolsâ field day events, and she has been a guest speaker for the Starkville Boys & Girls Club… She joined her teammates the past two seasons and assisted at the City of Starkvilleâs Travis Outlaw Day… This past August she and her teammates had the opportunity to visit Serra Pearson, a Hatley High School student who was battling a rare illness, and present her an autographed basketball and a personalized Mississippi State jersey.
Morgan Eye â¢ Missouri
Senior â¢ Guard â¢ Montrose, Mo.
A major contributor to Missouriâs team for the past four years, Morgan Eye is not only a major player on the court for the Tigers but also off the court. She has spent more than 101 hours serving in the community throughout her career at Mizzou… She is a member of Missouriâs Student Athlete Advisory Council and volunteers with Mizzouâs development department helping to thank donors to the university as well…Â Eye volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club of Columbia and has helped with the Ronald McDonald House Golf Tournament… She volunteered with the Adventure Club, working with children in an after school program… She volunteered at the Light it up Blue Autism Awareness event, and also spent time at local elementary schools reading to young students.
Elem Ibiam â¢ South Carolina
Senior â¢ Center â¢ Fayetteville, Ga.
The most committed on the team to community outreach, doing many projects outside the work the team does as a wholeâ¦ Spent time at local elementary schools being interviewed by students learning about journalism and as part of a panel about being a student-athleteâ¦ Served lunch to the homelessâ¦ Volunteered at several run/walk events for local charitiesâ¦ Helped with Sheriffâs Office event at local orphanage.
Cierra Burdick â¢ Tennessee
Senior â¢ Forward â¢ Charlotte, N.C.
University of Tennessee DREAM Team, Captain and Founder, 2013-present… DREAM Team is a group of 12 student-athletes who are committed to being drug, alcohol, tobacco, and violence free while upholding a high standard of moral excellence on and off the playing surface… Water Angels Ministries, Mentor, 2014-present… Boys and Girls Republic of New York City, Coach, 2014… Hoops For Hope, Coach, 2011-14… Childrenâs Healthcare of Atlanta, Volunteer, 2014… Emerald Youth Foundation: Mount Zion Baptist Church, Counselor, 2013-14… Camp Montvale & Harmony Family Center, Public Speaker & Volunteer, 2013-14… UT Athletics VOLoween, Coordinator & Volunteer, 2012-14… Habitat For Humanity, Volunteer, 2011-13… Shannondale Nursing Home, Volunteer, 2012-13… Tennessee School for the Deaf, Volunteer, 2012… East Tennessee Childrenâs Hospital, Volunteer, 2012… Letâs Move, Boys & Girls Club, Volunteer, 2012.
Tori Scott â¢ Texas A&M
Senior â¢ Guard â¢ Marrero, La.
Team has partnered with the Bryan School District to form a mentor program for elementary school childrenâ¦ Scott has visited Bonham Elementary every week since October to read with school childrenâ¦ This is her second year making visits to Bonham Elementaryâ¦ Spoke to the children on the importance of staying in school as part of A&Mâs 12 Days of Madness Campaignâ¦ Also made community appearances at First Friday in Downtown Bryan as part of 12 Days of Madness.
Kendall Shaw â¢ Vanderbilt
Redshirt-Sophomore â¢ Center â¢ Mont Belvieu, Texas
Kendall has given hours and hours of time with the Nashville Dolphins — a special-needs swim teamâ¦ She has also worked numerous events around the Nashville area, including a Halloween event at Harris Hillman School, where she escorted students on trick-or-treating around the campusâ¦ Worked the School Fair at Eakin Elementary and has also have done âclass readingsâ at the school for the past two yearsâ¦ Took Teddy Bears (from Vanderbiltâs WBBâs annual Teddy Bear toss promotion) to Childrenâs Hospital.
Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics
Dennis Schroder led six Hawks in double figures with 17 points as Atlanta dumped Dallas 104-87. MontaÂ Ellis had a game-high 19 points for the Mavericks, who blew a 14-point, first-half lead and ended a three-game winning streak. The Mavericks suspended Rajon Rondo for Wednesday’s game in Atlanta for conduct detrimental to the team. The punishment came a day after the point guard had a heated exchange on the court with coach Rick Carlisle and was benched. Carlisle explains the situation.
San Antonio suffered its fourth straight loss as Wesley Matthews had a game-high 31 points for the Trail Blazers in a 111-95 victory over the Spurs in Portland
Houston beat the Clippers for the first time in seven tries as James Harden scored 21 points in the Rockets’ 110-105 triumph against Los Angeles. Rockets Coach Kevin McHale was just happy to finally knock off the Clippers.
COLLEGE STATIONÂ â The start time for Fridayâs tennis match between 9th-ranked Texas A&M Aggies and the Kentucky Wildcats at George P. Mitchell Tennis Center has been moved up 2 p.m.
With the forecast for inclement weather on Friday evening, the decision was made to move up the start of the contest an in order to better facilitate completion of match.
Visit 12thMan.com for more information on Texas A&M menâs tennis. Aggie fans also can keep up to date with the A&M menâs tennis team on Twitter by following @AggieMTEN or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AggieMensTennis.
No. 12 Texas A&M plays its final womenâs basketball regular season home game of the season on Thursday, February 26 at 7 p.m., as the Aggies take on Missouri.
The game is available exclusively on SEC Network Plus on WatchESPN, with Mike Wright and Tap Bentz on the call. Authenticated users can access the game via WatchESPN on their computers, tablets and mobile phones.
Listeners can tune into the game locally in Bryan-College Station on KZNE 1150 AM, with Gabe Bock and Bret Dark on the call. Fans can also tune into that broadcast on 12thMan.com or on the Radio Aggieland app.
The Aggies have won 17 straight home games, and six of their last seven overall. A&M is looking for its second perfect regular season at home, and first since going 16-0 at home in 2006-07. Texas A&M is also playing for seeding in the SEC Tournament, and could clinch a double-bye with a win against Missouri and a LSU loss to Ole Miss.
Prior to the game, A&M seniors Achiri Ade, Allison Chu, Tori Scott and Tavarsha Scott-Williams will be honored as they take the Reed Arena floor for the last time in the regular season.
Missouri is one of the great 3-point shooting teams in the nation, leading the SEC with 7.4 3-pointers per game. Mizzou senior Morgan Eye is second among active players with 352 3-pointers made in her career, and is just 40 away from matching the NCAA career record.
The Aggies conclude the regular season on Sunday, March 1 at LSU on ESPNU, with tip at 1 p.m.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas â Five Aggie pitchers combined to hold Incarnate Word to four hits as Texas A&M recorded a 7-0 win Wednesday evening on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.
With the win, the Maroon and White remained perfect on the season with a 9-0 start. It marks the best start for the Aggies since they went 10-0 to commence the 2006 campaign.
Brigham Hill (1-0) earned the victory in his first career start. After allowing the first batter of the game to hit a single, the freshman cruised through the rest of his outing, scattering three hits and two walks while striking out nine in 5.1 innings of work.
As it has done most of the season, the A&M bullpen put on a lockdown performance, facing the minimum 11 batters in 3.2 innings of work. The relievers allowed one single, but responded with a double play. In the last three games, Aggie relievers have allowed just three hits and one walk while striking out seven in 9.2 scoreless innings.
Ty Schlottmann was the first out of the pen. He entered the game with a runner on first base and one out in the sixth, but induced a groundout and fly ball to get out of the frame. It marked the 11th consecutive inherited runner left stranded by the Aggie bullpen.
Schlottmann finished with 1.0 scoreless inning in the books. Jason Freeman struck out one of the two batters he faced in 0.2 innings. Lee May Gonzalez made his first career appearance, allowing a hit, but inducing an inning-ending double play to get out of the eighth inning. Mark Ecker closed out the game striking out one of the three batters he faced in the ninth.
The Aggies drew first blood in the bottom of the first inning. With one out, Ryne Birk threaded a single through the right side of the infield and Mitchell Nau punched a single to centerfield. GR Hinsley worked a six-pitch walk to fill the bags with Ags and Blake Kopetsky drew a five-pitch walk to stake A&M to a 1-0 lead. UIW starting pitcher Cody Richey avoided further damage in the frame by inducing Ronnie Gideon to hit into an inning-ending double play.
Texas A&M scratched out another run in the fourth. Kopetsky reached on a leadoff single to centerfield and stole second base. After Gideon was issued a base on balls, Blake Allemand attempted to put down a sacrifice bunt. His offering hugged the line for 90 feet before hitting third base for the bases-loading single. Jonathan Moroney knocked in Kopetsky with a sacrifice fly for the 2-0 lead. Another A&M rally failed to reach its full potential as the frame ended with a pair of groundouts.
The Aggies took advantage of a pair of Cardinals errors in the sixth to blow the game open. Allemand reached on an error by the UIW shortstop to start the inning. After Moroney singled to rightfield, Patrick McLendon attempted to sacrifice the runners into scoring position. Catcher Colton Besettâs throw to first was in the dirt and the error gave A&M saturated bases for the third time in the game.
With the infield drawn in, JB Moss nearly hit a Baltimore chopper over the third basemanâs head, but Brance Kahle was able to snare it with a leap. Kahle tried to retire Allemand, who broke on contact, at home, but the throw was late, giving Moss the RBI fielderâs choice. A wild pitch allowed Moroney to score for the 4-0 lead. With two runners in scoring position, Nau ripped a pitch off the pitcherâs abdomen. He was able to reach first on the infield single, but the runners were unable to advance, giving A&M loaded bases again. A balk brought McLendon home and Hinsley plated Moss with a grounder to short as Texas A&M scored its first six runs of the game without an RBI hit.
Gideon put the finishing touches on the game with a leadoff home run to leftfield, his third whammy of the season. It marked the 13th of the year for the Aggies who didnât hit number 13 until the 36th game of the season in 2014.
Nau went 3-for-4 to lead all hitters. Moroney and Birk each added two hits for A&M. The Aggies registered 10 hits on the evening, reaching double-digits for the eighth time in nine games.
Incarnate Word (4-6) was paced by Mark White head who logged two of the Cardinalsâ four hits.
Cody Richey (0-3) was saddled with the loss. He allowed two runs on six hits and five walks while striking out two over 4.1 innings.
The Aggies return to action on Friday when they host the Dartmouth Big Green in a three-game series. First pitch times are 6:35 on Friday, 2:05Â on Saturday and 12:05 on Sunday.
TEXAS A&M QUOTES
Head coach Rob Childress
Thoughts on the gameâ¦.
âI thought our pitching and our defense was outstanding tonight and it all started with Brigham Hill. The leadoff hitter of the game singled I think he retired thirteen in a row after that and just a marvelous performance. Iâm very, very proud of him tonight.â
On Patrick McLendon getting his first start at second baseâ¦
âHeâs a great defender and a great baseball player. He is a big part of everything we are trying to do whether he is starting or coming off the bench. I thought he played really well tonight.
Freshman pitcher Brigham Hill
On the first career startâ¦
âIt felt amazing. I was a little nervous out there at first but it was nice when your teammates make plays. Mitch (Nau) saved me a lot, framing up pitches and blocking a lot of balls in the dirt. It allows to me have to have the confidence to go out there and throw strikes. It felt good.â
On the defense behind himâ¦
âThey were incredible. Thatâs what gave me confidence out there, knowing they were behind me making plays and cheering me on.â
Â Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics
COLLEGE STATION, Texas â Senior Rachel Fox threw a complete-game as the 22nd-ranked Texas A&M softball team (13-4) downed Houston (7-12), 6-3 in a midweek contest.
Fox (8-3) gave up just three runs on five hits and two walks, while fanning three batters, through seven innings of work in the circle. Sophomore Abby Donnell was 3-for-3 with one run on the day.
After a scoreless first, the Aggies got on the board in the bottom of the second inning to take a 3-0 lead. Freshman Ashley Walters opened the home portion reaching first on an error at third base and was immediately joined on the bags by a double down the left field line from freshman Kristen Cuyos, putting both runners in scoring position.Â A homer over the center field wall from sophomore Reagan Boenker brought both home and gave A&M the first lead of the game.
Houston tried to chip away at the Aggiesâ lead in the third, putting two runners in scoring position with two outs. The Cougars managed to get one across home plate on an error at catcher, leading to a 3-1 Aggie lead.
The fourth inning was when the A&M ball club pulled away from the Cougars. Down two outs, Donnell hit a stand-alone double to left field and senior Brittany Clopton followed her with a single to third base. An error allowed junior Alex Masek to get to first and load the bases for the Aggies. Freshman Tori Vidales was walked on a full count, sending Donnell home for the fourth run. A streaking double from junior Cali Lanphear sent Clopton and Masek speeding around the bags for the final two runs of the inning and a 6-1 Aggie lead.
The Cougars werenât ready to throw in the towel, scoring in the top of the fifth on an RBI double and a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh for a 6-3 final score.
Letâs Hear a Hullabalooâ¦
â¦ for lucky number seven. Senior Brittany Clopton has been successful in the leadoff spot this spring, batting .333 with 18 hits and 14 runs. A single in the game against Houston gave her a hit in seven consecutive contests for the Aggies. Gig âem, Brittany!
The Aggies host Boston University, Illinois State and UTSA at the Texas A&M Invitational this weekend. Follow along with live stats at 12thMan.com and @AggieSoftball on Twitter for all the hits, pitches and everything in between during the 2015 softball season.
Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics
DALLAS (AP) _ The Mavericks have suspended Rajon Rondo for one game for conduct detrimental to the team a day after the point guard had a heated exchange on the court with coach Rick Carlisle.
Rondo will miss Wednesday night’s game in Atlanta. The team didn’t comment beyond a statement announcing the suspension.
Rondo was benched with 8:10 remaining in the third quarter of Dallas’ 99-92 win over Toronto on Tuesday. He was bringing the ball up the court when Carlisle angrily shouted for a timeout and exchanged words with Rondo from several feet away as the player headed to the bench.
The Mavericks acquired Rondo in a trade with Boston in December. He missed six games this month after breaking a bone near his left eye.
Baylor says running back Silas Nacita will no longer be part of the football program because of rules violations that affect his eligibility.
Nacita, a walk-on reserve from Bakersfield, California, posted on Twitter on Wednesday he had been ruled ineligible by the NCAA because he accepted an offer from a close family friend to provide a place for him to live when he could not afford to pay for it himself.
Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw released a statement, confirming Nacita was off the team, though it did not give details as to why.
The NCAA tweeted it had not declared Nacita ineligible and Baylor had not requested a waiver for him to be reinstated. Typically, a school rules a player ineligible, and then requests an NCAA waiver for reinstatement.