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Texas A&M relief pitcher Evan Aschenbeck raves about 12th man after UT win

Transferring from a junior college to an SEC university like Texas A&M makes a huge difference, as senior year left-handed pitcher Evan Aschenbeck learned Saturday night in a 4-2 overtime win over Texas at the Bryan-College Station Regional.

“Pitching-wise, it was probably the best atmosphere I've ever been in. I mean, from Blinn where I had 50 people in the stands to who knows how many we had. It was the best atmosphere and the best fan base I've ever been a part of,” Aschenbeck said. “I know they'll be packed again on (Sunday) night no matter who we play. I know at the end of the day it's just a game, we just try to go out there, make throws and play by the standard and not the scoreboard. We just try to be the best version of ourselves.

“I just try to be myself. It doesn't matter what the outing is like, because you never know what the next pitch is going to bring. So you have to think about where you're standing and where your head is and play one pitch at a time.”

Aschenbeck (6-1) earned the win as a replacement for sophomore left-hander Ryan Prager. He pitched 4.2 scoreless innings without allowing a hit and recorded 1 walk with 1 K in 62 pitches.

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