For Texas and Texas A&M, it’s time for a reunion and a rematch.
The 17th-ranked team in D1Baseball.com’s national poll, Texas A&M (14-3) will meet Texas (12-6) at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday night. Texas last hosted Texas A&M in 2012. Texas holds a 242-125-5 lead in its all-time series with Texas A&M, but the Aggies beat the Longhorns in 2016 on a walk-off homer.
Texas will start left-hander Nick Kennedy (2-0; 1.29 ERA) against fellow southpaw John Doxakis (0-0; 6.14). In last Wednesday’s start against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Kennedy retired 12 of the 13 batters he faced. (He also threw 21 pitches against UCLA on March 11). A sophomore, Kennedy’s father once worked at Texas A&M.
Big matchup. Kennedy is a College Station boy and the son of former A&M strength coach Dave Kennedy. https://t.co/WyyIqgRtnZ
— Gabe Bock (@GabeBock) March 14, 2017
Texas has won five straight games, beating Richmond, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and UCLA by a score of 44-11 last week. Texas A&M also went 5-0 last week with victories over UT-Rio Grande Valley and Brown.
Tuesday’s game will serve as a conference tune-up for both teams. Texas opens Big 12 play with three home games this weekend against Texas Tech. At the same time, Texas A&M is set to welcome Southeastern Conference rival Kentucky to College Station for a three-game series.
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