Texas A&M hosts No. 21 LSU for three-game series

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M softball team continues its homestand and returns to Southeastern Conference play this weekend when it hosts No. 21 LSU at Davis Diamond for a three-way series matches starting Friday at 6 p.m.

The Aggies (23-12, 2-7 SEC) and Tigers (22-15, 3-6 SEC) will continue the series Saturday at 2 p.m. before wrapping it up at 12 p.m. Sunday.

PROMOTIONS

The Texas A&M Athletics 12th Centennial Celebration Presented by Valero, honoring the birth of college sports’ most famous tradition, continues throughout the 2022 softball season. This Friday, fans are encouraged to stick around after the game for fireworks.

Saturday’s contest is highlighted with an A&M scrunchie giveaway for the first 250 fans.

On Sundays, kids can run the bases after the game and get Aggie autographs. With the purchase of a full price adult ticket, up to four children can watch the game for free. To purchase tickets for all three games this weekend, visit 12thMan.com/SoftballTickets.

CAR PARKGeneral parking information (Friday): $5 before 6:30 p.m. Courts surrounding Reed Arena will be $10 after 6:30 p.m.

General parking information (Saturday): $10

General parking information (Sunday): FREE

Texas A&M permit holders can park for free and must show their barcode at the entrance all weekend. For information on the TAMU car park, click on here.

BEGINNING

A&M is 5-1 since moving All-American Haley Lee to No. 1 in the batting order at Georgia on March 27. The Maroon & White have scored 65 points with the senior topping the order, accounting for 29% of A&M’s total points scored this season. Over their last six games, the Aggies have averaged 10.8 carries per game, while Lee has extended his base streak hit to 16 straight and reached base safely in all but two games this season. .

NEED OF SPEED

In A&M’s win over the University of Words Incarnate Cardinals on Tuesday, the Aggies swept nine bases as a team led by rookie Koko Wooley finished with four. Wooley’s four stolen sacks were the most stolen by an Aggie in a single game since Jamie Hinshaw stole that many in 2006.

FLEEING FROM OPPONENTS

Race rule No. 12 for the Aggies came on Tuesday when they used a five-run sixth inning to defeat UIW, 10-2. The Aggies have four running rules in their last five games. Texas A&M’s seven wins in its first 11 games this season marked a program record, breaking all six wins in its first 11 outings in 2005 and 2019.

HISTORY WITH THE TIGERS

LSU holds the slim 16-12 series advantage over A&M, while the Aggies are 7-7 in home games. Last season, the Maroon & White opened the three-game series at Baton Rouge with a 2-1 win, as Makinzy Herzog threw six strikeouts in the full-game effort. The Tigers have won the last two contests to win the series.

TO FOLLOW

All three games are available to stream via SEC Network+. Additionally, fans can tune in locally on 97.3 FM or inside the 12th Man mobile app or follow along with live statistics.