Aggies fall to UIC in opener, 2-0
Published: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2013 00:02
Texas A&M baseball, kicking off its inaugural season in the Southeastern Conference against the University of Illinois-Chicago, dropped a 2-0 decision to the Flames at Blue Bell Park on Friday night.
The Aggies’ pitching staff — outside of a two-run third inning — found its rhythm on the mound. Senior starter Kyle Martin (0-1) threw six and two-thirds innings, striking out an imposing 10 batters while allowing only five hits. Freshman Matt Kent, who made his college debut, relieved Martin and sophomore Jason Freeman closed out the matchup.
Offensively, A&M sputtered, garnering only four hits from two players — junior catcher Troy Stein and freshman outfielder Jonathan Moroney.
The Aggies will look to even the series with UIC on Saturday afternoon.