Where it went wrong: When Michael Barash took Ty Culbreth deep on the first at-bat of the ninth inning for a walk-off home run to left. Birk’s blast came after Texas erupted for four runs in the top half of the inning to force a tie.
The starter: The Aggies were an upgrade from Sam Houston State and Texas State, but Cooper was still decent in his third mid-week start. The right-hander was tagged with three of the four runs scored against him in six innings. He struck out three, including No. 3 hitter Boomer White, who had not struck out in his first 62 at-bats. The only walk Cooper issue came at the start of A&M’s two-run third. It’ll be interesting to see if Cooper gets promoted to the weekend for next week’s TCU series.
Top hitter: Kody Clemens, 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI. His ground rule double in the ninth made it 4-2.
Key stat: Texas was 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position.
Next: 6 p.m., Friday vs. Tulane.
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