baseball-d1 flag

Texas A&M Athletics | April 4, 2015

No. 2 Texas A&M uses long ball to sweep doubleheader from Kentucky

  After hitting just two homers in his first 196 games, Blake Allemand has hit two in the last two games.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- After two days of waiting out the rain, second-ranked Texas A&M picked up where it left off with a doubleheader sweep of the Kentucky Wildcats Saturday at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

The Aggies took the first game of the day 5-2 in seven innings. The game was seven innings because of SEC policy pertaining to doubleheaders on the last day of a series.

Texas A&M (29-2, 8-2 SEC) used the long ball to create a cushion in the top of the fifth. After a one-out walk, Blake Allemand followed by launching a first-pitch offering off the top of the 25-foot Kentucky Baseball sign in right field for a two-run dinger. It was the second consecutive game with a home run for Allemand, who hit two home runs in his first 196 career games. Two batters later, Mitchell Nau lofted a first-pitch offering onto the party deck in right-center for the 5-1 lead.

Grayson Long (6-0) earned the win for the Aggies. He worked 4.1 innings, allowing one run on six hits and three walks while striking out six.

In the second game of the day, the Aggies hit three home runs. Nau dingered again while Nick Banks and JB Moss each added home runs in game two.

It marked the eighth consecutive weekend series win for the Aggies, improving to 30-2 overall and 9-2 in SEC action.

“These guys were all business this weekend,” said head coach Rob Childress. “It was a tough series because we had to sit around the hotel for a couple of days and watch it rain, but we were able to get in the cages and hit on Thursday and Friday and they were ready to play today. Kentucky was a team coming off a good series at LSU, so they were feeling good about themselves.”

Hendrix (1-0) picked up the win in relief, working 2.0 scoreless innings, scattering two hits and one walk. Mark Ecker earned his fourth save of the season, allowing one hit and striking out one in 1.2 blank frames. In the start, Kent allowed three runs on five hits while striking out two in 3.1 innings.

Cody (2-3) was saddled with the loss for Kentucky. He allowed three runs on three hits and one walk while striking out four in 2.0 innings.

The 6 college softball teams with the most national championships

Here are the schools with the most NCAA softball championships, led by the UCLA Bruins.
READ MORE

College baseball rankings: Texas A&M and Wofford join this week's top 25

Texas A&M and Wofford jumped into this week's D1Baseball.com poll, while Tennessee stays on top of the poll behind its historic start. See the latest college baseball rankings here.
READ MORE

Texas A&M softball rolls past No. 2 Alabama in five innings

Texas A&M won the weekend series against No. 2 Alabama with a 9-1 win in five innings.
READ MORE
Division I
Baseball Championship
June 17 - 26/27, 2022
Charles Schwab Field Omaha | Omaha, NE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners