The Aggie pitching staff finally got back on track over the weekend and pitched brilliantly against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a much needed weekend sweep for A&M at Olsen Field. Aggie pitching allowed only six total runs as A&M dominated the series, winning by scores of 7-3, 5-2, and 5-1. Although Nebraska was sitting in last place in the Big 12, it was a very important series for A&M. After losing two out of three to Missouri two weeks prior, and dropping yet another midweek game to Sam Houston State, the Aggies needed to turn things around going into the final stretch of the regular season.
Most importantly, with rival Texas playing a non-conference opponent over the weekend, the sweep enabled A&M to take a slim one-game lead over the Longhorns for first place in the Big 12, leading up to their "winner take all" match-up this weekend, with the victor taking home conference championship hardware and likely earning the right to host a Super Regional in the NCAA tournament. A&M and Texas will play a split series, with Thursday nights game taking place in College Station and the Friday and Saturday games being played in Austin. A&M can clinch the Big 12 title outright by winning two out of three games, and Texas can take the championship with a series sweep.
Aggie head coach Rob Childress has never won a series against Texas in his time at the helm, and A&M as a whole has not taken a series from the Longhorns since 1999. Now is the time to buck the trend. If A&M's starting pitchers can continue what they did against Nebraska, look for the Aggies to emerge with another Big 12 Championship Trophy.