It was an outstanding weekend for the Aggie baseball team as they swept Louisiana Tech and after the dust settled with the other two WAC series the Aggies remain in first place in WAC play at 7-2. Hawai'i took two of three from San Jose State (after the Spartans opened up by sweeping Fresno State) and Sacramento State continued their red-hot play taking two of three from Nevada.
The Aggies are out of conference this weekend since there are only seven WAC baseball playing schools that means there's an odd man out each weekend during league play and this weekend it's the Aggies. They'll be taking on the hottest team in the nation, Baylor. The Bears are riding a 24-game winning streak (with two more games this week before facing the Aggies this weekend) and it's an opportunity to solidify the Aggies' at-large chances.
The Aggies will be able to head to Waco with a completely rested pitching staff while the Bears will have burned at least a few pitchers in their two mid-week games this week against UT-San Antonio and UT-Arlington.
An interesting note on the Bears' 24-game winnings streak -- During the streak, 13 of Baylor's wins have been decided by one or two runs, including 11 of the last 15. Likewise, the Aggies' current run has seen them pull off some late-inning heroics including the two walk-off victories against Louisiana Tech this past weekend.
The Aggie softball team was swept in Fresno over the weekend falling victim to some superb pitching from Fresno State. The Aggies scored just two runs in the three games but on the bright side, the Aggies' pitching was nearly as stellar. The Bulldogs only scored five runs combined in the three games in which they won 1-0, 3-1 and 2-1.
The Aggies still have an outside shot at qualifying for the WAC tournament. They will have to sweep both remaining series (at home against Utah State and on the road at San Jose State) and Louisiana Tech will have to lose all six of their remaining games, three at home versus Nevada and three on the road at Fresno State.
Tim Salazar of the Fresno Collegian recaps the Aggies' series loss.
Isaac Avilucea of the Santa Fe New Mexican reports on a future Aggie pitcher.
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