COLLEGE STATION — Allonte Wingate went 2-of-3 with three RBI to give the No. 22 Texas A&M Aggies a 3-1 win over the Gonzaga Bulldogs Sunday at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.
The rubber match win delivered the series to the Maroon and White.
“Well this was our opportunity today,” said Aggies coach Rob Childress. “We haven’t had that on a Sunday yet, with the chance to win the series and the other team having that same opportunity as well. We’ve found a lot of ways win throughout the first 18 games of the year, and certainly pitching, defense, and timely hitting was a great recipe for today. We did a lot of great things with two strikes as well at times when it mattered most.”
Wingate hit a pair of singles to account for Texas A&M’s three runs. Ty Coleman was also 2-of-3 on the afternoon.
“It’s interesting being a freshman and getting to play this early,” said Coleman .”It’s all for my teammates and because of the teammates, with the way they push me. There’s obviously a battle for positions everywhere, and I’m just fortunate to be put in that situation this early.”
Christian Roa allowed a run on five hits while striking out four in 4.1 innings. Joseph Menefee, Bryce Miller, and Kasey Kalich combined for 4.2 innings and did not allow a single run.
“I think Christian Roa has done a great job for us,” Childress said. “His first start he got us off unto the fifth inning and did a wonderful job. We made a move early because we had those guys rested and ready to go, but I’m very proud of Roa. I thought he got better as his outing went on. He got more aggressive and started working a little faster. He attacked the strike zone, and I don’t even know if there was a mistake. He threw a 2-1 slider and their guy didn’t miss it. That was the only blemish on the day all the way around on the mound.”
Texas A&M is 15-3 as they prepare for their conference schedule next weekend. In the meantime, the Aggies will travel to Horner Ballpark to face Dallas Baptist Tuesday with a 6:30 p.m. first pitch.