FRISCO, Texas - The No. 11 Texas A&M Aggies used five pitchers to grind out a 5-4 victory over the Baylor Bears at Dr Pepper Ballpark Saturday, moving to 1-1 at the Frisco College Baseball Classic.
A Frisco Classic record of 10,254 watched Texas A&M improve to 10-1 on the year.
Chandler Jozwiak labored through 2.1 scoreless innings, scattering two hits and three walks while striking out two. John Doxakis followed with 2.1 innings of work, allowing one run on two hits and three walks. Nolan Hoffman (2-0) picked up the win, allowing one unearned run on one hit and one walk while striking out three. Cason Sherrod was cruising before yielding a two-run home run in the ninth. He finished with two runs on three hits and one walk. Kaylor Chafin picked up his first save of the season, working around a hit and a walk.
The crafty A&M pitching staff stranded 17 baserunners on the day.
The Aggies' 7-8-9 hitters accounted for five of the Aggies' eight hits and two home runs. Will Frizzell hit his first career dinger, going 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI. Cole Bedford batted 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a sacrifice bunt. Allonte Wingate batted 2-for-3 with one run and one RBI.
B3 | Bedford drove a 1-1 offering over the leftfield wall for leadoff home run. A&M 1, BU 0.
T5 | Cole Haring started the frame with a single up the middle and moved to second on Davion Downey's sacrifice bunt. A grounder by Shea Langaliers moved Haring to third and he scored on a double down the rightfield line by Davis Wendzel. A&M 1, BU 1.
B5 | Hunter Coleman reached on a five-pitch walk to lead off the inning. Frizzell followed with a single up the middle and Bedford pushed both runners into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt. Wingate blooped a single to rightfield, knocking in Coleman and Frizzell came home to score on a passed ball. A&M 3, BU 1.
T7 | Wendzel reached on an error by Wingate at third base to get things start. Andy Thomas singled to leftfield and Nick Loftin reached on a bunt single down the third base line to load the bases. Sherrod relieved Hoffman on the mound and got the first batter he faced, Josh Bissonette, to ground into a 4-6-3 double play with Wendzel coming home to score. Baylor would reload the bases, but Haring grounded out to short to end the rally. A&M 3, BU 2.
B7 | Frizzell launched a leadoff dinger to rightfield. With one out, Wingate singled through the right side of the infield and moved to third on a groundout by Zach DeLoach. Michael Helman knocked in Wingate with a single to leftfield. A&M 5, BU 2.
T9 | Loftin caused ruckus, singling to rightfield and moving to second on wild pitch. Sherrod yielded a home run to leftfield by Bissonette, cutting the Aggie lead to one. Chafin entered the game and gave up a bloop single to centerfield by Richard Cunningham. Baylor sacrificed the runner to second base, but Haring whiffed on three pitches for the second out. Tucker Johnson drew a pinch-hit walk, to put the go-ahead run at first, but Chafin got Langeliers to ground out on the first offering from Chafin to end the game.
The Aggies wrap up play at the Frisco College Baseball Classic with an 11 a.m. contest against the California Bears.