AGGIES HAND MAVS 9-5 LOSS
Feb. 20, 2007
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - UT Arlington got home runs from Mitch Putman, Kyle Rudy and Leo Radkowski, but that was it as Texas A&M starter Kyle Nicholson shut down the Mavericks offense in helping the #24 Aggies cruise to a 9-5 victory Tuesday evening at Olsen Field.
Nicholson (2-1) held the Mavs to only four hits and struck out seven in seven innings of work.
TA (8-1) responded with a pair of runs in the home-half of the inning as Kyle Colligan was hit by a pitch before Kyle Anders beat out a chopper on the right-side of the infield. A sacrifice bunt put both runner in scoring position for a Josh Stinson RBI single up the middle and a Brandon Hicks RBI double just inside the bag at third.
The Aggies added to their lead in the third as Darby Brown followed Craig Stinson's off the center field wall with a triple to center of his own. Colligan drove in the second run with a groundout into the hole at short.
TA added to the lead in the fourth as Hicks and Ben Feltner delivered back-to-back one-out doubles.
Four more runs crossed the plate for the Aggies in the sixth inning. Josh Stinson started the inning with a walk and Feltner put down his second bunt base hit of the game. Stouffer drove in a run with a single up the middle before a passed ball and wild pitch pushed across the next two. Colligan closed out the scoring with an RBI single to left field.
UTA got a run back in the eighth inning as Kyle Rudy delivered a solo home run to left center.
The Mavs closed out the scoring in the ninth as Radkowski delivered a two-run blast to left center.
Brandon Endsley (1-1) took the loss after giving up four runs on seven hits in three innings of work.
Putman added a double to left field to go along with his home run and Daniel Rieder collected a pair of base hits up the middle as the Mavs only managed six hits.
The Mavs return to action on Feb. 22 as they take on Gonzaga in the first day of the Southwest Baseball Classic at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.