In order for the Texas A&M Aggies to keep their hopes of a staying alive in the Big 12 Conference standings, the team was going to need to sweep the Texas Tech Red Raiders this weekend. On Friday night, they got the weekend off on the right foot by defeating Texas Tech, 4-2 in the opening game of the weekend set.
Michael Wacha pitched seven innings on Friday night and registed his seventh win of the season, improving his record to 7-0. He allowed two earned runs on eight hits, striking out nine and walking one. John Neely was pinned with the loss, allowing two earned runs on five hits in 5.1 innings pitched. He is now 3-6 on the season.
Tyler Naquin, the Big 12's leading hitter, went two-for-four on the evening and knocked in two of the Aggies four runs. He improved his batting average to .397 on the season.
The two teams will go back at it tomorrow for game two.