FRISCO, Texas - The No. 11 Texas A&M Aggies suffered their first loss of the 2018 campaign, dropping a 4-2 decision to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Dr Pepper Ballpark to open play at the Frisco College Classic.
Louisiana Tech's Tanner Huddleston highlighted the Bulldogs' four-run sixth inning with a three-run home run.
The Aggies got two hits apiece from Logan Foster and Will Frizzell, but weren't able to get a runner into scoring position until the seventh inning.
Stephen Kolek (2-1) was saddled with the loss for the Aggies. He allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five in 5.2 innings.
The Aggies put the tying run on first with two outs in the ninth, but a groundout to first by Michael Helman ended the game.
B6 | Dalton Skelton drew a five-pitch walk to start the frame and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. The Bulldogs broke the scoring seal when Chris Clayton singled through the right side and Skelton slide around the tag of catcher Hunter Coleman at the plate. With two outs, Kaylor Chafin relived Kolek on the mound and issued a six-pitch walk to Parker Bates before yielding the three-run home run by Huddleston. LaTech 4, A&M 0.
T7 | With one out, Hunter Coleman doubled to the gap in right center and with two outs he came around to score on an error when shortstop Skelton's throw went wide of first on a grounder by Allonte Wingate. LaTech 4, A&M 1.
T8 | Zach DeLoach began the inning with a four-pitch walk. After a lineout by Helman and a groundout by Braden Shewmake, Chris Andritsos drew a five-pitch walk. Foster knocked in DeLoach with a smash at the third baseman for a single. But the Maroon & White were unable to muster further offense in the frame. LaTech 4, A&M 2.
The Aggies play Baylor at Dr Pepper Ballpark at 6 p.m. on Saturday.