Feb. 17, 2002
COLLEGE STATION, Texas- The Texas A&M baseball team paid the Wildcats back for a three-game sweep last season by handing Arizona its third consecutive loss in College Station, Sunday afternoon. The 13-6 loss drops Arizona's record to 11-4 overall for the season, Texas A&M improves to 6-1.
The Aggies scored three runs in the first and one in the second off of Arizona starter Chris Goodman for a quick 4-0 advantage. Arizona cut the lead in half in the top of the fourth on Marc Kaiser's two-run home run to left.
However, the two-run deficit would be as close as the Wildcats would get as A&M scored seven unearned runs in the bottom of the inning for an insurmountable 11-2 lead. Three Wildcat errors on defense led to the big Aggie inning as A&M sent 11 hitters to the plate. Matt Alexander hit a bases clearing triple to score the first three runs of the inning for A&M.
Arizona cut into the nine run lead with four in the top of the seventh, but the Aggies answered with a pair of runs in the home half of the inning for the eventual final score.
Goodman (1-1) picked up the loss on the mound for the Wildcats, giving up nine runs, only four of which were earned, in three innings pitched. Kaiser's fourth inning blast was the first of his career.
Arizona will return to Tucson and Frank Sancet Field for a three-game series with UC Irvine beginning next Friday. First pitch with the Anteaters is scheduled for 3 p.m.