UT's Tate Shaw comes in for a fast slide at home plate for the Longhorn score during the baseball game between the UT Longhorns and the UCLA Bruins at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Sunday March 12, 2017. JOHN GUTIERREZ / FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas A&M to serve as Big 12 appetizer for Longhorns

Posted March 14th, 2017

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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.

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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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