Aggies Walk Off Houston Baptist, 5-4 — Texas A&M Athletics

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M softball team (18-10) defeated the Houston Baptist Huskies (10-12) Wednesday night at Davis Diamond.

With the score tied at four-all in the bottom of the seventh, Rylen Wiggins walked and worked his way around the bases, before scoring on HBU’s fourth error of the game to win it for the Aggies, 5-4. Haley Lee and Koko Wooley each extended their base streaks achieved at the team lead to nine games.

BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
vs. Houston Baptist – W, ​​5-4

PITCH DISTRIBUTION
vs. Houston Baptist – W, ​​5-4

  • Grace Uribe: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (high season)
  • Kayla Poynter: 2.0 IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 4K

KEY / NOTABLE ROUNDS
vs. Houston Baptist – W, ​​5-4

  • With Koko Wooley third after a walk, stolen base and error by HBU, senior Haley Lee threw his seventh homer of the season leading the team in the opening frame to give the Aggies an early 2-0 advantage.
  • The Huskies used a throwing error from A&M to tack on a pair of runs in the top of the fourth, tying the score at two all, before by Grace Uribe the fourth strikeout of the season closed the inning.
  • The Maroon & White responded in the half of the fifth inning at home by jumping ahead by two on a fielding error from HBU and RBI doubled from Rylen Wiggins.
  • A two-run Huskies homer in the sixth tied the game for the second time.
  • Wiggins walked one out in the seventh, before moving around the bases and scoring on a throwing error from HBU’s catcher to go 5-4.

WHAT THEY SAID
The head coach Jo Evans
On the defensive mistakes made today…

“It happens sometimes when you have a midweek and you’re really focused on the SEC game, you can come out a little relaxed. I thought we had very little energy. We scored quickly and then struck out three times looking. We just didn’t make adjustments when we needed to. The silver lining is that we found a way to win. We kept fighting and found a way to bring someone in. “one at the base to win a ball game. But these types of games here are hard games when you feel like you should win and then you don’t play with intensity.”

On the lack of production on the plate…

“We could have made better adjustments, of course. I don’t think we did a good job in our batting count being aggressive. We didn’t show the same kind of intensity that we had on the weekend. -end against Florida, and I think that can sometimes surprise you.”

Senior Utility Player Haley Lee
On today’s fast attacking start…

“We talk a lot about early leads, being aggressive early in the game and putting your foot on the gas to try to score early. I think by doing that it creates a solid foundation that allows us to have some of those mistakes and making mistakes and not making us feel so pressured when we do.”

FOLLOWING
Texas A&M returns to the Southeastern Conference this weekend when it travels to face the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Kimberly B. Nguyen