Southwest Spotlight: Aggies Finally Slip Up
For the first time this season, the team that’s been the brightest star in a loaded Southwest region lost a series, and for the first time this season, the Big 12 produced expected results. Here’s our look at the region’s biggest stories as conference races near their final stretches:
Aggies suffer first setback
For the first time this year, Texas A&M lost a series. It was probably inevitable as the best teams every year normally drop a series somewhere, especially in a conference like the SEC. Who knows what would have happened if Mother Nature hadn’t decided to play an annoying role? Both teams were forced to deal with Friday’s game being pushed to Saturday for a doubleheader, and then the second Saturday game needed to be resumed Sunday beginning in the seventh inning, which was part of a Sunday doubleheader.
Texas A&M led 8-3 in the seventh inning of that second game after a win the game before, and appeared like it was heading for a series win at worst. In the eighth, Arkansas scored five runs with two outs, and was able to hold on for the comeback win. The Razorbacks rode that wave of momentum into the next game, and handed A&M lefty Matt Kent his first loss of the season by scoring six runs in the first inning.
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