Bruin Baseball Falls to 14th-ranked Texas A&M, 8-2
March 7, 2004
The Bruin baseball team fell to 11-5 on the season after suffering an 8-2 loss to 14th-ranked Texas A&M (14-3) in front of 556 fans at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Aggies wasted no time in taking the lead, scoring one run in the top of the first inning. A walk and stolen base from Cory Patton would place the outfielder in scoring position and would be drive home by on an Eric Scheidt single.
Two more Texas A&M runs scored in the second on a two-run homer from Kevin Whelan. After two, the Aggies led 3-0.
Texas A&M extended its lead to six in the top of the seventh inning, but Ryan McCarthy would get two back for the Bruins with a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh. Heading into the eighth frame, Texas A&M led 6-2.
Two sacrifice flies in the eighth inning would drive in the final Aggie runs of the game and seal the 8-2 win.
Junior Wes Whisler (1-1) suffered his first loss of the season. He pitched five innings and allowed four runs on six hits.
Aggie starter Zach Jackson improved to 4-0 with a 6.1 inning, four hit performance.
The Bruins will be back in action on Tuesday when they head to UC Irvine for a 6:00 p.m. match-up against the Anteaters.