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Aggie Softball Drops 4-3 Decision at Missouri

(Source: Texas A&M Athletics)

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Texas A&M Softball fell to Missouri, 4-3, in the series opener Thursday at Mizzou Softball Stadium.

The Aggies (25-19, 3-13 SEC) took the lead in the fourth as Payton McBride blasted her fourth home run of the season to right. The Tigers immediately responded with three unanswered run with two in the fourth and one in the fifth.

The Maroon and White battled back to even the game as Kayla Garcia led off the sixth with a triple to left before Baylee Klingler hit a two-run shot to left, her fourth of the season.

Missouri (25-18, 8-8 SEC) regained the lead with a solo homer from Kolby Romaine.

Kendall Potts suffered the loss as the junior scattered eight hits and allowed four runs and two walks with four strikeouts to move to 10-9 on the season.


KEY INNINGS

T4 Payton McBride belted her fourth homer of the season to give the Aggies a one-run lead. A&M 1, MU 0

B4 | Kim Wert recorded a one-out single and moved into scoring position on a Kara Decker double. Kendyll Bailey plated both runs on a two-RBI single to right. MU 2, A&M 1

B5 | Regan Nash led off the inning with a walk and scored on a Jazmyn Rollin single to center. MU 3, A&M 1

T6 Kayla Garcia began the frame with a triple to left as a sinking liner got past the diving left fielder. Baylee Klingler tied the game with a two-run shot to left, her fourth of the season. A&M 3, MU 3

B6 | Missouri regained the lead on a Kolby Romaine homer to left. MU 4, A&M 3


Top Offensive Players: 
Baylee Klingler| 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI
Payton McBride| 1-for-3, HR, RBI
Kayla Garcia | 1-for-2, 3B, R

Pitching Breakdown:
Kendall Potts (10-9) – L, 6.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 K, 2 BB


ON DECK 

The Aggies and Tigers square off Friday at 6:30 p.m. The game can be seen on SEC Network +.


STAY CONNECTED

Fans can follow the Aggies wherever they go by following @AggieSoftball on Instagram and Twitter or on Facebook at Facebook.com/TAMUSoftball.

Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

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