A four-run seventh inning from the Texas A&M Aggies turned a 2-1 deficit into a 5-2 lead in the late-innings of Game 1 of their NCAA Super Regional matchup with the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday. The Aggies tacked on an insurance run in the eighth, and easily hung-on for a 6-2 win to take a 1-0 series lead in Tallahassee.
Ross Stripling pitched seven innings while allowing seven hits and two runs to earn the win for Texas A&M. Kyle Martin and Nick Fleece pitched two innings of shutout ball to preserve the all-important series-opening win for the visiting Aggies. Sean Gilmartin was tagged with the loss for Florida State after allowing five runs on six hits in seven innings.
Brandon Wood was 2-4 with two RBIs to lead the way for the Aggies. Tyler Naquin, Matt Juengel, Jacob House and Kenny Jackson each added RBIs, as well. Mike McGee and Jayce Boyd each had RBIs for the Seminoles in the loss.
Florida State and Texas A&M get back at it on Sunday in Game 2 of the NCAA Super Regional matchup in Tallahassee. The Aggies need just one more win while Florida State must win on Sunday and Monday to advance.