Texas A&M falls at UT-San Antonio, 3-2 in ten innings.
Texas A&M continued their inexplicable slump, and dropped yet another mid-week game, this time on the road against UTSA. The loss marks a worrisome trend, as the Aggies have lost five straight mid-week games, and four of their last five games overall since sweeping Oklahoma State.
The game started slow for both teams and A&M came to bat in the top of the eighth with the game locked in a 1-1 standstill. Brandon Wood and Kenny Jackson got consecutive one-out singles for the Ags, and Andrew Collazo scored Wood on a squeeze bunt to give them a 2-1 lead. But, once again, the A&M bullpen faltered. Regular starter John Stilson relieved Kyle Martin in bottom of the ninth and allowed the tying run to score. Then, after a scoreless at bat for A&M in the top of the tenth, Dylan Mendoza allowed the game winning RBI single to UTSA's Matthew James.
This latest non-conference loss is disappointing, and will certainly wound A&M's chances of hosting a Super Regional. However, the Aggies are still tied for first in the Big 12, and have a number of quality opponents left on the schedule. This weekend they will face another quality non-conference opponent in Dallas Baptist and will have a chance to right the ship with a series win.