Round Rock Classic Day 3: Tiger Pitching Silences Aggies and Sooner Offense Booms Early
The 2021 Round Rock Classic proved to be a fairly balanced tournament, as all teams won at least one game. On the other hand, their two losses on the weekend meant that the only ranked team in Auburn was knocked out of the ensuing poll. Nevertheless, let's get to the scores.
Oklahoma 9, Baylor 3
The Sooner offense struck early, as six runs in the first three innings were more than enough to put the game away early. Diego Muniz and Brett Squires provided offensive firepower in the first, with Muniz singling in Jimmy Crooks and Brett Squires doubling in Conor McKenna one batter later. Two of Baylor's three runs came in the bottom of the first, with Kyle Nevin scoring Jared McKenzie on an unearned run for starter Jake Bennett, followed by Jack Pineda scoring Tre Richardson on a fielder's choice.
After a quiet second inning, the Sooners boomed with four runs in the top of the third. After a Brett Squires RBI single to score Conor McKenna, Kendall Pettis brought in Diego Muniz with a single to left. Finally, Brandon Zaragoza brought in Squires and Mitchell with a single to left. In the fifth, Pettis scored on a second RBI single for Crooks. The final runs for the Sooners came in the sixth; Squires batted in McKenna a second time, and Muniz scored on a Justin Mitchell sacrifice fly. Baylor scored once in the bottom of the ninth on a throwing error but otherwise went quietly.
W: Jake Bennett(1-0)
L: Cam Caley (0-1)
Baylor plays next against Sam Houston State on Tuesday, March 2nd at 6:30 pm.
Oklahoma plays next in the Frisco College Baseball Classic, with their first contest at 2 pm on Thursday, March 4 against Arizona.
Auburn 6, Texas A&M 1
Pitching was the key for Auburn's four pitchers, as they gave up just one earned run on three hits. After a scoreless first three innings, Tyler Miller scored on a Kason Howell single to right. The fifth and sixth were quiet before the Tiger offense came to life in the final three innings. In the seventh, Steven Williams singled in Ryan Dyal and Kason Howell. In the eighth, Miller singled in Moore and Bryson Ware scored on a throwing error by Logan Britt. In the ninth, Rankin Woley singled in Ryan Bliss.
Texas A&M's only scoring came in the last half of the ninth when Will Frizzell scored on an RBI sac fly by Logan Sartori.
W: Trace Bright(1-0)
L: Jonathan Childress (0-1)
Auburn plays again at 4 pm on Tuesday, March 2 vs Jacksonville St.
Texas A&M plays again at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 2 vs Houston Baptist.