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Aggie Softball Begins SEC Tournament – WTAW
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Aggie Softball Begins SEC Tournament – WTAW


News release from Texas A&M Athletics:

AUBURN – The nationally ranked No. 10 Texas A&M softball team opens the SEC tournament as the No. 3 seed against the winner of Mississippi State or South Carolina Thursday night at Jane B. Moore Field.

The first pitch will be 35 minutes after the conclusion of the Florida vs. Georgia/Auburn game at 4:00 PM. Fans can watch the game on the SEC Network with Beth Mowins (play-by-play), Michele Smith (analyst), Jessica Mendoza (analyst) and Holly Rowe (reporter) on the broadcast. All Aggie softball games can be heard on the 12th Man Mobile app or locally on Gospel 97.3 with Matt Simon as the play-by-play voice in his 10th season with Texas A&M softball.

TEXAS A&M IN THE SEC

Texas A&M (39-12) finished third in the SEC standings with a 15-9 record. It was the highest finish in the SEC since entering the league, while the 15 wins are the second-highest in program history behind the 2017 team’s 16 wins. Ol’ Sarge’s charges rank among the top five from the SEC in numerous offensive categories, including second-most stolen bases (69), runs (331), batting average (.309) and on-base percentage (.412), while ranking third. in RBI (285), fourth in slugging percentage (.516) and fifth in home runs (59). The pitching staff has allowed the second-fewest hits (242), as well as second in the SEC in batting average (.203). The Aggies have yielded 137 runs, fifth fewest in the league.

KOKO LOKO

Junior Koko Wooley has given opponents headaches both offensively and defensively by swiping extra bases with her world-class speed and flashing the leather at shortstop. The speedster is heating up heading into the postseason, going 10-for-15 with a 1.373 OPS while adding five runs and three stolen bases in Texas A&M’s last 10 games. Despite missing a dozen games this season, Wooley’s 18 stolen bases lead the Aggies and rank fifth in the SEC.

FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS

Senior Trinity Cannon is firing on all cylinders heading into the final regular season weekend. In the last 10 games, Cannon is hitting .360 at the plate with 13 RBI while recording an astonishing 1.409 OPS, including an .880 slugging percentage with four home runs and one double. Cannon leads the Aggies with 14 multi-RBI games and has reached base in six straight games. The four-year starter has improved her batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage and OPS every season of her career, while posting career-highs in home runs (14) and RBI (51) this year.

TWO-OUT TERROR

Texas A&M has terrorized opponents with two outs, ranking first in the SEC with a .325 batting average and third with 123 RBI. The Aggies have scored 44% (146 of 331) of their total runs with two outs, while 55% (68 of 123) of the runs produced have come in SEC action when facing two outs. Jazmine Hill is a nightmare for opponents with runners in scoring position and two outs posting a .458 batting average and going 11-for-24 with 16 RBI. Most notably, the graduate records an astonishing 1.344 OPS with runners in scoring position and two outs, including two home runs, two doubles and five walks. Junior Allie Enright joins the chaos with two outs, hitting .409 (18 of 44) with runners on base, including a 1.321 OPS with five home runs and six doubles with 24 RBI.