Dettmer fans nine Dawgs; Texas A&M beats Georgia 8-1

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ATHENS, Georgia — Sophomore Nathan Dettmer registered a career-best outing on the mound as the Texas A&M Aggies toppled the No. 10 Georgia Bulldogs, 8-1, in Thursday evening’s series opener at Foley Field.

Dettmer (W, 3-2) worked a career-long 8.0 innings, allowing just an unearned run in the bottom of the first frame. The northpaw fanned a career-high nine batters, scattering five hits to earn the win.

Ryan Prager worked a scoreless ninth to finish off the Bulldogs.

After falling behind in the opening act, Troy Claunch served up an immediate response as the first batter in the second, hitting an 0-1 offering to tie the game. Brett Minnich drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the third and Dylan Rock blew the game open in the fifth with a three-run dinger.

Rock knocked in four runs on the day. Jordan Thompson went 1-for-3 with two HBP, one double and three runs scored, reaching base three times when leading off an inning. Jack Moss and Claunch each added two hits.


Nathan Dettmer – 8.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K – W, 3-2

Jordan Thompson – 1-for-3, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 HBP

Troy Claunch – 2-for-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI

Dylan Rock – 1-for-5, 1 HR, 4 RBI


B1 | Leadoff hitter Ben Anderson reached on a fielding error by the second baseman and scored when Josh McAllister singled to third and a throwing ensued on the play at first. UGA 1, A&M 0

T2 | Troy Claunch blasted the second pitch of the inning over the leftfield wall for a leadoff dinger. A&M 1, UGA 1

T3 | Kole Kaler fell behind 0-2 before working a six-pitch walk to start the frame and moved to second on a groundout by Jordan Thompson. Brett Minnich roped a double to rightfield to plate Kaler. A&M 2, UGA 1

T5 | Thompson tight-roped a leadoff double down the leftfield line and Brett Minnich fell behind 0-2 before working a seven-pitch walk. Dylan Rock followed with a 1-2 blast over the leftfield wall for a three-run dinger. Jack Moss restarted the rally with a single to rightfield, moved to third with a throwing error on a failed pickoff attempt and scored on a Claunch single to leftfield. A&M 6, UGA 1

T6 | Thompson was hit by a pitch and stole second base as the leadoff man. With two outs, Moss knocked Thompson in with a single to centerfield. A&M 7, UGA 1

T8 | For the third straight time Thompson reached base to start a frame, getting hit by a pitch. Minnich was walked on four pitches and a wild pitch put both runners in scoring position. Rock plated Thompson with a groundout to short. A&M 8, UGA 1


Game two of the series start at 5:02 pm on Friday.

From Texas A&M Aggies Athletics Communications