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Anthony Chiusano | NCAA.com | June 13, 2017

Everything you need to know about Texas A&M

DI Baseball Super Regional: Texas A&M advances to the World Series

Last year, for the second season in a row, Texas A&M came up empty in the Super Regionals, leaving a bad taste in the players' mouths over the offseason. This year, as a No. 3 seed in its regional, the Aggies got their redemption and earned a trip to Omaha for the 2017 College World Series.

Here's everything you need to know about the Texas A&M Aggies.

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Program history

  Reveille IX became TAMU's mascot in 2015.
Team nickname: Aggies

School mascot: Reveille

Conference affiliation: SEC

Home field: Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park (capacity 6,100)

Notable baseball alumni: Davey Johnson (1960-62), Chuck Knoblauch (1987-89), Michael Wacha (2010-11), Tyler Naquin (2010-12)

Baseball history

Number of NCAA tournament appearances: 32

College World Series appearances: 1951, 1964, 1993, 1999, 2011, 2017

CWS championships: None

This season

Season record: 41-21 (16-14 SEC)

Coach: Rob Childress (12 seasons)

Coaching record: 499-229-2

Notable pre-NCAA tournament wins: Texas Tech (March 3), Rice (March 21), at LSU (March 30, April 1), Auburn (April 8-9)

How they got here: 3-0 in regionals (beat Baylor, Iowa, Houston); 2-0 in super regionals (beat Davidson)

Next up: Louisville (52-10) in first stage of CWS

How the Aggies rank

Final D1baseball.com ranking: N/A

NCAA tournament national seed: N/A

RPI: No. 46

Team batting average: .275 (130th)

Team ERA: 3.42 (15th)

Players to watch

  Braden Shewmake leads the Aggies with a .335 batting average and 68 RBIs this season.
Top hitter: Freshman infielder Braden Shewmake has become the Aggies' most dangerous weapon in only his debut season in College Station. Shewmake started 62 games and batted a team-high .335 with 28 extra-base hits. His 68 RBIs for the season are more than twice as many as any other teammate in the lineup. Shewmake is a modest 6-for-24 so far this tournament with three runs driven in.

Top starter: Junior righty Brigham Hill is 2-0 in this year's tournament with six earned runs in 11.1 frames. He limited Davidson to a single earned run on four hits in six innings of Game 1 in the super regionals. For the season, Hill has tossed a team-high 96.1 innings to a 3.18 ERA and an 8-3 record. He's the only Aggies pitcher with triple-digit strikeouts this season (107).

Top reliever: Junior Cason Sherrod has arguably the top talent in the pen with a mid-90s fastball in his arsenal. He's 4-1 with four saves and a 2.89 ERA and has five strikeouts in 4.2 innings (three appearances) of one-run ball this postseason. Paired with lefty Kaylor Chafin and some other quality arms, Texas A&M has depth when it comes to its bullpen.

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