Simonds Spearheads Strong A&M ResponseColumns
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — When in doubt, always rely on seniors to rise to the occasion at the most opportune times.
As the final out was recorded Friday night in a series-opening loss to TCU, Texas A&M senior catcher Michael Barash was already wanting to play Saturday’s contest. He wasn’t ready to watch his A&M career come to an end, and he made that abundantly career after the game as his teammates called it a night. Barash and others, including fellow senior righthander Kyle Simonds, voiced their opinions via a team group text, and in essence, the Aggies had little trouble entering Saturday’s game in the right frame of mind.
“I’m very proud of our team for bouncing back and finding a way to even the series, it’s just a chance to play. It was a nice answer today,” Texas A&M head coach Rob Childress said. “I thought Kyle Simonds was fantastic, and then we started with a bag offensively with J.B. Moss [home run] and a couple of more runs. Once Kyle got through the second inning, he settled in and did a really nice job.”
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