Texas A&M's Hunter Coleman is tagged out by Texas shortstop David Hamilton at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in Austin on March 14, 2017. (Andy Nietupski for AMERICAN STATESMAN)

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The Final Pitch: No. 22 Texas A&M 6, Texas 5

Posted April 10th, 2018

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COLLEGE STATION — Texas was unable to recover from an early deficit in a 6-5 loss at Texas A&M, the 22nd-ranked team in the D1Baseball poll.

Texas A&M jumped out to an early lead at Blue Bell Park, chasing UT freshman starter Nico O’Donnell from the game during a four-run first inning. The Longhorns issued their response in the fifth frame as Kody Clemens and Zach Zubia drove in three runs.

Texas A&M, however, never lost its advantage on the scoreboard. Hunter Coleman’s two-run single in the sixth inning turned out to be the game-winning hit. UT scored once in the seventh and eighth innings, but the Longhorns left a runner in scoring position in four of the final five frames.

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Tuesday’s game was played in front of an announced crowd of 7,537, the largest at Blue Bell Park since 2012.

Texas (22-13) will open a three-game series at No. 16 Oklahoma on Friday. Next up on the schedule for Texas A&M (24-9) is Alabama.

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