What a magical run it has been for Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament this week, staving off the likes of Tennessee (3-0 and South Carolina (5-0) to make it to the quarterfinal matchup vs. the mighty LSU Tigers on Friday afternoon, narrowly escaping the Bayou Bengals 5-4.
Behind the arm of lefty starting pitcher Will Johnston (6 IP, 7 Ks) and an impressive relief performance from closer Evan Aschenbeck (3 IP, 4 Ks), the Aggies offense woke up after trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh after Brett Minich flew out to score Ryan Targac, cutting the lead to 3-2, and in the blink of an eye, Hunter Hass made his way to the plate with two men on base, drilling a 3-run home run to make it 5-3 Aggies.
Aschenbeck’s wild pitch led to an LSU score in the top of the ninth. Still, the junior took a breath, realized the significance of the moment, and struck out LSU’s Gavin Dugas and popped up the next batter to secure the enormous victory for the Maroon and White, who will now face Arkansas on Saturday Afternoon in the semifinal round.
After the game, Twitter reacted to the Aggies beyond gutsy performance, while those of us who cover the program are noticing one thing that can’t be overlooked; Texas A&M is one of the hottest teams in the country right now. So here are the best social media reactions after the win!
Texas A&M defeats LSU, 5-4, and advances to play Arkansas at noon tomorrow.
The Aggies received their third quality start of the tourney, with Will Johnston going 6 innings while surrendering 3 runs.
Hunter Haas was the whammy wagon hero today with his 3-run homer in the 7th.
— Carter Karels (@CarterKarels) May 26, 2023
Southeastern Conference Tournament
Game 13, Hoover, AL
(3 seed, rpi: 5) LSU 4
(10 seed, rpi: 32) Texas A&M 5
— RPI Update (@RpiUpdate) May 26, 2023
A&M pitching in Hoover: Just ten total runs allowed in four games (38 innings).
That’s came against Tennessee, Arkansas, South Carolina and LSU.
Pretty incredible stuff from this staff and team.
— Billy Liucci (@billyliucci) May 26, 2023
Now that Texas A&M is finally healthy, that’s a good baseball team.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) May 26, 2023
A&M moves to 2-2 on the season against LSU and are now 5-2 across football, men’s basketball, and baseball for the 2022-23 academic year.
— Sidelines – Texas A&M ⚾ (35-24) (@SSN_TAMU) May 26, 2023
A&M seems to be getting some mojo as they eliminate LSU in Hoover and will face the Hogs again in tomorrow’s semis. https://t.co/7VIBbYbdYc
— SEC Baseball (@SECbaseball) May 26, 2023
Source:Twitter reacts to Texas A&M’s 5-4 win over LSU
Discovered on: 2023-05-27 00:41:04