COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 23 Texas A&M Aggies busted the Texas-Pan American Broncs,13-0, Tuesday evening on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park. Texas A&M improves to 12-5 while UTPA falls to 9-8. The shutout marked the fourth time this season the Aggie pitching staff has kept the opponent off the scoreboard.
Patrick McLendon and Nick Banks each hit their first home runs for the Maroon and White. McLendon went 3-for-4 from the plate with four RBI while Banks came up a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBI. Jace Statum, JB Moss and Cole Lankford also added three hits in the 19-hit affair.
Banks tacked on to the lead for the Maroon and White with an opposite field home run in the bottom of the second. Statum singled to center with one out and went from first-to-third on a hit through the left side by Moss to chase UTPA starter Logan Landon from the game. Back-to-back RBI singles by McLendon and Lankford pushed the lead to 5-0.
TEXAS A&M QUOTES
Head coach Rob Childress
On the offensive performance…
“We had a great approach. We used the middle of the field. Their starter wanted to work in the bottom of the zone, but we forced him to get the ball down in the zone. We got the big hits when it mattered. Nick Banks had a great night tonight. He really showed how talented he is. The more at-bats we can give him, the better he’s going to be. Patrick McLendon had a great night as well.”