SFA gives up grand slam, nine runs in loss to A&M
Published: Monday, February 18, 2013
Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013 10:02
The No. 10 Texas A&M Aggies remained undefeated on the season and used the long ball to their advantage to defeat the SFA Ladyjacks 9-0 Sunday afternoon in five innings in the finale of the Aggie Classic.
SFA (4-7) was shut out for the fourth time this season, registering just a Taylor Wells single in the second inning as their lone hit while drawing two walks. Ladyjacks senior starting pitcher Angela White took the loss in the circle, falling to 0-5 on the season by allowing six earned runs on seven hits in three innings pitched.
Texas A&M (10-0) hit three home runs, including a grand slam from first baseman Nicole Morgan in the second inning that broke the game open and gave the Aggies an early 5-0 lead. The long ball was Morgan’s team-leading seventh of the early season. The Aggies would go on to add a single run in the third and three in the fourth to seal the run-rule victory.
The Ladyjacks wrapped up the Aggie Classic by going 2-3 overall, which included a 5-2 win over No. 23 North Carolina on Saturday, the 500th career victory for head coach Gay McNutt. Junior shortstop Elizabeth Arana was named to the all-tournament team following the game on Sunday.
SFA will face Texas A&M once again on Wednesday when they travel back to College Station for a doubleheader against the Aggies beginning at 6 p.m.