Aggies with 16 strikeouts to thump Houston Baptist 12-5

Blue Devils

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M Aggies produced 16 strikeouts to whip the Houston Baptist Huskies 12-5 Tuesday night at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.

The win moves the Aggies to 8-1 on the season. The 16 strikeouts were a season-high, and it was the seventh 10-plus strikeout game of 2019.

“Coach [Rob] Childress preaches on coming out of the bullpen, and If the other team has moment, just put a end to it,” said pitcher Joseph Menefee, who retired all six batters he faced while fanning four. “Our bullpen so far has been lights out, it’s just all the hard work we put in. Any one called out of the bullpen, we all have full faith that they are going to get their job done.”

Chandler Jozwiak got the start and matched his career high by fanning eight. The left-handed pitched worked 4.1 innings and allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits and two walks. Bryce Miller got the win, his second of the season, and gave up one run on two hits and a walk while striking out three in 1.2 innings.

“It was a long evening on Sunday, and a long day yesterday, we were very fortunate to get out there and play today. A lot of hard work by our grounds keeping staff, Nick and crew did a good job, and we needed to get out here to get that taste out of our mouth,” said Childress.

Texas A&M stays home to face Wednesday to face the Incarnate Word Cardinals at 6:32 p.m. first pitch.

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