Aggie Baseball Fall in Season OpenerSports Friday, February 15th, 2013
Texas A&M Baseball opened their season against the University of Illinois at Chicago at Blue Bell Park and lost 2-0.
Despite getting saddled with the loss, Texas A&M’s pitchers put in a strong performance.
Kyle Martin (0-1) had a solid outing in his first career start. He allowed two unearned runs on five hits while striking out 10 over 6.2 innings. Entering the contest his career-highs were 5.0 innings pitched and five strikeouts.
In his first college appearance, Matt Kent retired both batters he faced in 0.2 innings of work and Jason Freeman allowed one hit while striking out one in 1.2 innings.
Tomas Michelson (1-0) earned the win for the Flames. He worked 7.1 shutout innings, scattering four hits and two walks while striking out five.
Ian Lewandowski retired all four batters he faced in 1.1 innings, including one strikeout. Alex Posey picked up the save by recording the last out of the game.
UIC scored both of its runs in the third inning. Joe Betcher hit a single to rightfield to start the inning, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Alex Jurich and advanced to third on a passed ball. John Coen was hit by a pitch to put runners at the corners. Alex De Larosa hit a ball into the gap in left centerfield where Krey Bratsen made a valiant dive but was unable to come up with the ball and Betcher scored on the RBI single. A fielding error by Blake Allemand on a grounder by Ryan Shober allowed the second run to score.
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