If No. 9 Texas A&M (32-13, 11-7 Big 12) is hoping to catch up in the Big 12 Conference standings race and win the league in their final season, they'll likely need to sweep Texas Tech (26-22, 5-13 Big 12) this weekend, as the Ags will be out of conference play against San Diego State next weekend.
Saturday's probable starter Ross Stripling will chase both A&M and Big 12 win records - the right-hander captured his 28th win last weekend at Texas, good for fifth place in school history. Stripling also ranks in fifth place for most wins in a season on the conference list, tied with Kyle Gibson of Missouri (2007-09) and Baylor's Steven White (2000-03).
On the offense side, Aggie right fielder Tyler Naquin remains the Big 12's leading hitter, entering the weekend with a .395 (70-for-177) batting average.
Location: Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park, College Station, Texas
- Friday, May 4, 6:35 p.m. CT
- Saturday, May 5, 2:05 p.m. CT
- Sunday, May 6, 1:05 p.m. CT
- Friday: Cox Sports
Radio: Radio Aggie Land, WTAW-AM 1620
Streaming: Aggie Athletics (free)
Friday: Michael Wacha (A&M Jr., RHP, 5-0, 2.48) vs. John Neely (TTU Sr., RHP, 3-5, 5.28)
Saturday: Ross Stripling (A&M Sr., RHP, 6-2, 2.65) vs. Rusty Shellhorn (TTU Jr., LHP, 5-2, 4.26)
Sunday: Rafael Pineda (A&M RS-So., RHP, 5-1, 2.87) vs. Trey Masek (TTU So., RHP, 1-4, 3.43)