The Aggies are coming off a huge midweek win over their arch rivals from Austin on Tuesday night, the Ags will look to build off that momentum, as they enter their third SEC series of the year.
The Aggies come into this series at 3-3 in conference play, after winning their opening series at top 10 LSU, before dropping the last series to Auburn 2-1, 5 of the 6 games the Aggies have played in conference have been decided by one run, with the lone multi run game coming in a 13-9 loss toAuburn on Sunday.
Alabama is a team who the Aggies will likely be fighting with for one of the final spots in the tourney field. Both teams have had their fair share of ups and downs on the year. The Tide got swept in a road series against Texas who at the time was No. 1 in the country.
In conference play Alabama was able to get a game off of Florida in their opening series. Last weekend the Tide were walked off twice by the reigning national champion Mississippi State, but arguably outplayed them in Starkville.
This is the Aggies second road SEC series of the year, and although Alabama doesn’t have great fan support, due to most of their fans only caring about football, the students in right field can make it a relatively tough place to play. There is definitely going to be a revenge factor for the Aggies as Alabama came into Blue Bell Park last year and swept the Aggies en route to a tournament berth for the first time in seven years. That was a different team from what Aggies had right now, but their are still players with a bad taste in their mouth.
The Aggies will stick with their standard weekend rotation of Nathan Dettmer on Friday, Micah Dallas on Saturday and Ryan Prager on Sunday. Dallas was credited with the save in Tuesday nights 12-9 win over the #8 Texas Longhorns.
Offensively the Aggies will look to be paced by Jack Miss who hit for the cycle and went 5 for 5 in Tuesday’s win, as well as Dylan Rock who is riding and 11 game hit steam, also hit a grand slam in the win over the Horns. Other Aggies that are currently hitting well include Austin Bost who homered in the win on Tuesday as well.
This is the first time that I feel the Aggies have had a solid offense in a while, the issue this year has been closing games out once they get a lead. The Aggies have had a lead or been tied in the 6th inning or later in all but one of their losses this year.
The games will be streamed on SECN+ as well as the 12th man app for radio broadcasts. Start times are Friday 6pm, Saturday 4pm, and Sunday 1pm.