HUNTSVILLE – The No. 14 Texas A&M Aggies scored 12 runs in the first four frames and cruised to a 15-5 win over the Sam Houston State Bearkats on Tuesday night at Don Sanders Stadium.
The Aggies (31-15-1) put up three runs apiece in the first and second frames before breaking the game open with a six-run fourth, holding a 12-0 lead before the Bearkats (24-18) were able to crack the scoreboard.
Sam Houston got four of its runs on one swing of the bat when freshman Luke Repka delivered a grand slam in the sixth inning, his first career hit, but the rest of the game was all Texas A&M as the Aggies racked up 15 hits in the seven-inning affair.
Braden Shewmake reached base in all five of his plate appearances for the Aggies, recording four hits, to lead the charge. Chris Weber moved to 3-0 with the win, striking out four while allowing one run in 5.0 innings.
The Kats, meanwhile, used seven pitchers on the night with Nick Mikolajchak taking the loss to fall to 4-4 on the year. He struck out three in just 2.0 innings, but allowed six runs on seven hits in taking his first defeat in over a month. Landon Ausley delivered three strikeouts in 1.1 innings before running into trouble, while Cody Wolf retired all five of the hitters he faced with two punchouts in 1.2 frames.
The Bearkats will now return to Southland Conference play this weekend, entering in a tie for first place in the league with three weekends remaining. They will kick off a three-game series with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at Don Sanders Stadium.