Texas A&M secured the final spot in this weekend's super regionals with a 3-0 win against Arizona on Tuesday, in a game that had been postponed by rain on Monday. The Aggies will face Florida State in the Tallahassee Super Regional.
The extra day of rest allowed both teams to get strong performances from their sophomore aces. A&M's Michael Wacha (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K) left with the game still scoreless after seven strong innings, thanks in part to Krey Bratsen's perfect throw from center field to gun down Jett Bandy at the plate in the fifth. The Aggies finally got to Arizona's Kurt Heyer (7.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) in the eighth. Tyler Naquin's RBI single broke the tie, and Jacob House followed with a two-run double off Bryce Bandilla to give the Aggies soem critical insurance. Ross Stripling, making his first relief appearance since March 12, set down the Wildcats in order in the ninth to end it.
"What a game. I don't think you could ask for more from eitehr team," Texas A&M coach Rob Childress said. "Each team gave each other as good as shot as they could give it. I'd like to compliment coach (Andy) Lopez and Arizona. I thought they did it the hard way. Coming back after losing on Friday to Seton Hall all the way back to today's game, they gave us everything we could handle for 18 innings. They have a very good program, but our guys are resilient."
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