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Aggies def. Longhorns in CWS Eliminator – Texas A&M Athletics

OMAHA, Nebraska – The No. 5 Texas A&M Aggies defeated the No. 7 Texas Longhorns in Sunday afternoon’s College World Series playoff at Charles Schwab Field Omaha.

The Aggies erased a 2-0 deficit in the second inning with a four-run rally sparked by Austin Bosts derivation double. Brett Minnich plated a barrel with a double and Jordan Thompson tied the game with an RBI single. Trevor Werner gave the Aggies their first lead of the CWS with a two-run left center on the 11th pitch of the at-bat.

The Maroon & White tacked on four runs in the next three innings to extend the lead to 8-2 after five frames.

Micah Dallas (7-3) secured the win with two runs, one earned, on six hits and two walks while hitting three in 5.0 innings. Jacob Palisch and Brad Rudi came in as a relief and recorded seven strikeouts in a combined 4.0 innings.

The victory ended a nine-game losing streak in the College World Series for the Aggies. Texas A&M’s last win in Omaha was in the 1993 CWS opening game against Kansas.

The Maroon & White continued to show their resilient defeat, improving to 18-1 after losing in 2022.

TOP AGGIE PERFORMER
Micah Dallas – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K; W, 7-3
Jordan Thompson – 2-for-2, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B, 2BB
Jacob Palisch – 2.2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 5K

GAME SUMMARY
T1| Douglas Hodo III started the inning with a walk and advanced to second with a single from Eric Kennedy through the left touchline. Hodo III went home with an Austin Todd single. UT 1, A&M 0

T2| With an out, Dylan Campbell hit a fielding error and stole second base. Hodo III doubled down the leftfield line to put Campbell on the plate for an undeserved run. UT2, A&M0

B2| Austin Boston carried off with a double. Ryan Targac reached the choice of an outfield player, went on as second Troy Claunches go and scored when Brett Minnich doubled on leftfield. Jordan Thompson scattered coating claunch. Thompson stole second. Trevor Werner hit a single on an 11 pitch-at-bat, bringing both Thompson and Minnich home. A&M4, UT2

B3| Targac went with two outs. Claunch achieved a throwing error that moved Targac to third place, and with the ball kicked into the Texas dugout, Targac was given a free base and an unearned run. A&M5, UT2

B4| Thompson hit a leadoff double and finished third Kole Kalers sacrificial colorful. Jack Moss scattered on Rightfield Plating Thompson. A&M6, UT2

B5| Targac started the inning with a single to left field and bases were loaded when Claunch and Minnich hit back-to-back singles. Thompson brought home Targac and Claunch added a run from Kaler’s groundout. A&M9, UT2

B7| Targac led with a walk, moved up to second due to a throwing error after a failed pickoff attempt, and went for third with a Minnich groundout. Targac stole home to pick up another run. A&M9, UT2

B8| With two outs Dylan Rock was hit from pitch to pitch to get to base and advanced to second place due to a catcher’s indifference. Bost doubled the left field line to Plate Rock. A&M10, UT2

NEXT

The Aggies take on the loser of the Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma game Tuesday at 1 p.m

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