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Texas A&M Vs. Texas Tech Baseball: Series Preview, TV Info And More

The Ags will face off with Texas Tech in A&M's final home series in the Big 12, with ground to make up in the conference title race.

Texas A&M baseball 2012
Texas A&M baseball 2012

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

Dates:

  • Friday, May 4, 6:35 p.m. CT
  • Saturday, May 5, 2:05 p.m. CT
  • Sunday, May 6, 1:05 p.m. CT

TV:

  • Friday: Cox Sports

Radio: Radio Aggie Land, WTAW-AM 1620

Streaming: Aggie Athletics (free)

Probable Starters:

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)

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