Texas A&M baseball upsets LSU, advances to semifinals of SEC Tournament
Texas A&M baseball is through to the semifinals of the SEC Tournament.
The Aggies came back from an early deficit to beat No. 3-seeded LSU 5-4 on Friday afternoon. Texas A&M will now advance to the semifinals against Arkansas on Saturday.
The hero for Texas A&M was leadoff hitter Hunter Haas, who hit a 3-run home run in the 7th inning to put Texas A&M on top. The Aggies scored 4 runs in that frame, which was enough to secure the win.
Here’s Haas’ home run:
LET'S GO FOR A RIDE ? pic.twitter.com/QkYTiRYPAh
— Texas A&M Baseball (@AggieBaseball) May 26, 2023
Will Johnston delivered a quality start for the Aggies on the mound. He gave up 8 hits, 3 runs and struck out 7 batters across 6 innings of work.
Evan Aschenbeck pitched the final 3 innings in relief. He gave up 4 hits and walked 1 batter, but surrendered just 1 run. He also got the final 2 outs of the ball game with the tying runner standing on third base.
Texas A&M now moves on to the semifinals as it looks to continue its run in the SEC Tournament. The Aggies entered this week as the No. 10 seed, but are now just 2 wins away from an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
First pitch between Texas A&M and Arkansas will be at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday. The game will be broadcast on SEC Network.
Photo via video from Texas A&M Baseball on Twitter.
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Congrats, Aggies. I’m glad it’s A&M crashing the semis instead of Alabama.
Congrats to the Aggies. LSU lost both tournament games by the same score, 5-4. I blame the hitting as much or more than the pitching. Hopefully, the team was just looking ahead to what’s next. I’m not sure why Johnson can’t decide on a batting order this late in the season. His pitching decisions have always baffled me. He’s way more recruiter than skipper.
He did say he wanted some players to get some work. I think Dutton was the wrong pitcher to get some work at that point in the game. Oh well, LSU is still a top 8 seed. Hopefully they’ll have better luck at the Box.
Unfortunately, “Dutton” may be becoming a new word to describe someone who can’t pitch as in “He’s a real Dutton”. Congrats Aggies. Your team took advantage of the opportunity handed to it when, once again, Johnson chose to make the wrong choice in relied. And . . . I’m not buying that b.s. that the SEC tournament doesn’t matter – we’re just experimenting (add whatever you want like “fine tuning for Omaha”).
It’s been a roller coaster season for Aggie baseball. I’m glad to see them finally start to round into shape. Great game today.
Aschenbeck is the MVP of the season.
They are on fire. Certainly took care of UT in the first game.