FRISCO, Texas - The No. 11 Texas A&M Aggies pounded out 13 hits and put up multiple runs in four different frames to register a 9-5 victory over the California Bears on the last day of the Frisco College Baseball Classic at Dr Pepper Ballpark Sunday afternoon.
Braden Shewmake paced the Aggies at the plate, going 3-for-5 with one run and two RBI. Zach DeLoach was 2-for-4 with one walk, one run, one double and two RBI. Logan Foster added two doubles and Hunter Coleman batted 2-for-4 with one run. Chris Andritsos knocked in three runs on the day.
Mitchell Kilkenny equaled a career-long in his outing, working 7.0 innings. The junior northpaw yielded two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out seven to pick up the win.
The Aggies improved to 11-1 on the season.
T2 | Tanner Dodson singled up the middle to start the frame and Jonah Davis followed with a two-run dinger to left-center to break the scoring seal. Cal 2, A&M 0.
B2| A leadoff single by Coleman and a double by Foster put two runners in scoring position. Andritsos knocked in both runners with a single to the gap in left-center. Andritsos stole second base and moved to third on a groundout by Baine Schoenvogel and came around to score on George Janca's single to left-center. A&M 3, Cal 2.
B3 | The Aggies started another inning with the leadoff man reaching, this time Michael Helman singled to left-center and Shewmake singled through the right side. With one out, Foster gapped a double to right-center to knock Helman in and Shewmake scored on a sacrifice fly by Andritsos. A&M 5, Cal 2.
B4 | With one out, Aggie fans got the chant up to "Ball Ten" as Janca and DeLoach each drew four-pitch walks and Helman was hit by a pitch from reliever Erik Martinez. With Arman Sabouri spelling Martinez on the mound, Shewmake bounced a one-hopper off of second base to knock in two with the single. A&M 7, Cal 2.
B8 | Allonte Wingate got things started with a leadoff infield single and an error on Janca's sacrifice bunt attempt put two runners in scoring position. DeLoach knocked them both in with a gapper to right-center for a double. A&M 9, Cal 2.
T9 | Cal mounted a late rally that came up short. With two outs, pinch-hitters Matt Ruff and Sam Cachola each drew walks of reliever Asa Lacy and pinch-hitter Sam Wezniak launched a three-run home run over the leftfield wall. Lacy finally ended the game, inducing a pop up by Cameron Eden. A&M 9, Cal 5.
The Aggies host the Northwestern State Demons in a pair of games at Blue Bell Park, including 6:32 p.m. on Tuesday and 3:02 p.m. on Wednesday.