From SFA Athletics
NACOGDOCHES, TX (Press Release)- Pitted against one of the nation’s top-10 squads for the third time through its first six games, the Stephen F. Austin baseball team committed seven errors which led to 15 of No. 4-ranked Texas A&M’s 21 runs in an 21-1 setback to the Aggies on Tuesday night.
The lone SFA run of the tilt came in the top of the second when Conner Fikes laced a one-out triple to the deepest part of Blue Bell Park’s cavernous center field. Following Fikes’ first extra base hit of 2016, Garrett McMullenpunched a single up the middle to score Fikes, making the score 4-1 at the time.
Eric DeJesus followed with a single of his own and pulled off a double steal with McMullen to put both Lumberjacks in scoring position, but Jace Vines ended SFA’s only other threat with one of his seven strikeouts and a flyout.
Texas A&M clubbed 20 hits on the night and scored at least one run in all but one of the non-conference game’s nine innings.
Vines (1-0) collected the win for the Aggies by hurling five innings of three-hit baseball. Although he wasn’t charged with an earned run, SFA’s Austin Hagy (0-1) was hit with the loss after giving up six hit and six runs in three innings of work.
Center fielder Nick Choruby went 4-for-5 with five RBI and a pair of runs scored for the Aggies. Texas A&M leadoff man Boomer White produced a 1-for-5 outing at the dish and was credited with four RBI.
Having concluded their five-game stretch of games away from Nacogdoches to begin 2016, the ‘Jacks are set to make their Jaycees Field debut on Friday by hosting Sacred Heart. The opening tilt of the three-game set is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.