The Texas A&M Aggies host the Grambling State Tigers on Tuesday to start an eight-game homestand at…
Aggies Travel to Face Texas State
TEXAS A&M AGGIES (22-19, 7-11 SEC) at TEXAS STATE BOBCATS (17-22, 9-6, Southland)
SCHEDULE - Tuesday, 6:30 pm
SERIES HISTORY - Texas A&M Leads 39-12
SERIES STREAK - Texas A&M is on a two-game win streak
PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS
• Tuesday – Corey Ray (So., RHP, 3-1, 5.35 ERA) vs TBA
TEXAS A&M/TEXAS STATE SERIES NOTABLES
This marks the 52nd meeting between Texas A&M and Texas State with the Aggies owning a 39-12 advantage. The teams have met at least once every year since the series started in 1987. A&M has won the last two meetings and six of the last seven played since 2007. The Aggies are 5-2 in games played in San Marcos. In their last trip to Texas State, the Maroon and White dropped a 6-5 decision in 11 innings. Last season, the Aggies won a 5-1 game at Blue Bell Park. Daniel Mengden earned the win in the game, allowing just one run on seven hits while striking out five over 7.0 innings. Troy Stein hit a home and Cole Lankford added two RBI.
MORE ON TEXAS STATE
Texas State enters the fray with a 17-22 overall record and the Bobcats own a 9-6 mark in Southland Conference action. The Bobcats lost two of three last weekend at San Jose State, but last Tuesday they blanked Baylor, 3-0, in San Marcos.
As a team, the Bobcats have a .267 batting average paced by Cody Lovejoy with a .350 average, five doubles, one home run and 15 RBI in 35 games (29 starts). Andrew Stumph (.320) and Kevin Sah (.306) are both hitting over .300. Stumph 12 runs, six doubles, one triple and 20 RBI in 27 games and Sah has 26 runs, seven doubles, two triples, one home run and 17 RBI in 37 games (30 starts).
The pitching staff owns a 4.59 ERA and is holding opponents to a .272 batting average with 275 strikeouts in 339.1 innings.
The Bobcats have won three Southland Conference regular-season titles (2009, 2010, 2011) and four tournament titles (1997, 1999, 2000 and 2011).
Texas State boasts 10 former players who have gone on to play Major League Baseball. The group is headlined by two time MLB All-Star Tom Henke and current Arizona Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt.
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