Posted: 8:32 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013
It was arguably not even an upset, and it was certainly nowhere near as seismic as the one the Aggies sprung on Alabama during the football season, but Texas A&M; has ensured that it will stay around for at least a couple more days in its inaugural bow at the SEC baseball tournament.
The Aggies moved past Florida on a 6-3 score Tuesday, carried by Daniel Mengden's nine innings of five-hit ball. Just one of the three runs he allowed were earned, and while Mengden looked a little rusty early in the game, you can't argue with the results. (One of the Florida runs was truly bizarre, a combination of a wild pitch and a check swing that left players and viewers wondering what had just happened.)
The NCAA tournament impact of A&M;'s win is unclear. Florida is a bubble team that seems to be truly on the bubble, while most seem to say that TAMU's resume comes up just a little short. A few more wins like Tuesday's would probably fix that.