May 17, 2011
COLLEGE STATION, Tex. - Kevin Gonzalez broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the seventh inning with a sacrifice fly and No. 11 Texas A&M topped UT Arlington, 1-0, Tuesday night at Olsen Field.
Six Aggies pitchers shut the Mavericks out on four hits.
The loss marked the 10th in a row for UT Arlington.
UTA starter Michael Oberto faced the minimum number of hitters over his predetermined short-start. The junior gave up two hits over 3.0 innings, but induced inning-ending double plays in the first and second. He also recorded a strikeout.
The Aggies (37-16) had just one runner in scoring position until Matt Juengel led off the seventh with a double that might have cleared the left-field fence were it not for Ryan Walker's jumping attempt.
Juengel eventually scored on Gonzalez's sacrifice fly.
Joaquin Hinojosa earned the win for the Aggies and Nick Fleece worked a scoreless ninth to record the save.
UT Arlington plays the final regular-season series of the season this weekend, starting with a Thursday night tilt with Texas State. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.