Texas A&M's Evan Aschenbeck (Eric Sorenson)


Fitt: Ultimate security blanket Aschenbeck makes brilliance feel routine for Texas A&M

College World Series

OMAHA — For a while Saturday, it looked like Texas A&M would be able to steal a CWS Finals-opening victory against Tennessee without having to use its ultimate security blanket: lights-out closer Evan Aschenbeck. The Aggies took control of the game early, scoring two runs in the first inning and five more in the third, then extended their lead to 9-2 at the seventh inning stretch.

But no lead is ever safe against the Tennessee offense, which A&M pitching coach Max Weiner called “unbelievably impressive” and “a well-oiled machine” the likes of which he has never seen. So when the[…]