BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M Aggies were unable to hold off a late Georgia rally in a 6-4 loss to the Bulldogs in the series finale Sunday afternoon on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.
The Aggies took a 4-1 lead after six innings as looked to complete the three-game sweep of Georgia. The Bulldogs claimed the advantage with a four-run seventh inning and tacked on an insurance run in the eighth.
Texas A&M batted .500 (4-of-8) with runners in scoring position and .357 (5-of-14) with runners on, but they were able to get the leadoff man on base in just one time on the day.
Ty Coleman led the Aggies at the plate, going 2-for-4 with one double and one run. Kalae Harrison was 1-for-2 with one walk, one run and one RBI.
Aggie starting pitcher Chris Weber was solid in the start, yielding one run on five hits while striking out four in 4.1 innings. Mason Ornelas was saddled with the loss, allowing three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out two in 1.2 innings.
Texas A&M’s pitching staff continued their overpowering campaign. They fanned 16 batters for their 18th double-digit strikeout effort of the season.
Texas A&M dropped to 17-9 overall and 2-4 in the SEC. Georgia improved to 16-7 overall and 2-4 in league action.
TOP AGGIE PERFORMERS
Ty Coleman – 2-for-4, 1 double, 1 run.
Kalae Harrison – 1-for-2, 1 walk, 1 run, 1 RBI
Chris Weber – 4.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
B3 | With one out, Mikey Hoehner threaded a double down the third baseline and scored when Kalae Harrison bounced a single up the middle. A&M 1, UGA 0.
T4 | With one out, Riley King punched a single through the left side, moved to second on a wild pitch and advanced to third on a groundout by Cole Tate. Chaney Rogers plated King with a gapper to right-center for a single. A&M 1, UGA 1.
B5 | With two outs, Harrison worked a six-pitch walk and Blaum laced a single through the left side. Will Frizzell went opposite field to beat the shift with a grounder to the spot the shortstop vacated for an RBI single. Austin Bost sent Blaum home with a single to short. A&M 3, UGA 1.
B6 | Ty Coleman hit a wall-banger in left-center for a leadoff double and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Jordan Thompson. Ray Alejo punched a single over the drawn in infield to score Coleman. A&M 4, UGA 1.
T7 | Fernando Gonzalez worked a seven-pitch walk to start the inning and Ben Anderson followed with a single to leftfield. Josh McAllister knocked in Gonzalez with a single to leftfield, driving Mason Ornelas from the game. Kobe Andrade retired the only batter he faced before Alex Magers entered the game. Magers struck out Kameron Guidry, but then Connor Tate and Riley King each knocked in runs with bloop hits. A walk to Cole Tate reloaded the bases and Georgia scored the go-ahead run when reliever Will Johnston uncorked wild pitch. UGA 5, A&M 4.
T8 | With two outs, McAllister hit a solo home run to leftfield. UGA 6, A&M 4.
The Aggies return to action Tuesday with a 6:02 p.m. contest against the Texas Longhorns.