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Texas A&M reaches Super Regionals with 9-4 win over ULL

After a 2-0 start to regional play with wins over Grambling and Texas, A&M needed just one more win to advance to (and host) a Super Regional for the second time in three years. On Sunday night, they did just that, and they did it with the style of play that got them ranked No. 1 in the country earlier this year: by knocking the baseball off the ground.

The Aggie hitters were in top form all season, taking the team to No. 1 in the polls before hitting a slump in May. After a close 4-2 win over Texas on Saturday night, which included some hits that Only Just before leaving the stadium, Aggie fans were still wondering if the explosive offense they had become accustomed to (and knew this team was capable of) would ever return.

Sunday night saw a big comeback against the Ragin' Cajuns. After three thrilling innings with the game tied 1-1, A&M erupted with four runs in the fourth inning, with the exclamation point being a three-run hit by superstar Braden Montgomery. The Aggies weren't done yet, as Hayden Schott and Ali Camarillo both hit solo shots, while Gavin Grahovac added a two-run homer.

Camarillo's home run broke the single-season record for home runs in A&M history (128, set by the 1999 team), while Grahovac's home run broke the single-season record for home runs by one student in the first year in A&M history (21, set by Jace LaViolette last year).

The pitching was also excellent. Starter Shane Sdao allowed 1 earned run in 5.1 innings with 6 Ks, while Chris Cortez pitched 2.2 no-hit innings with 6 Ks. Three of Louisiana's runs came in the last inning when the game was already tied. Brad Rudis struck out the last Ragin' Cajun batter to give the Aggies the regional win.

Fresh off Oregon's win at the Santa Barbara Regional, Texas A&M hosts the Ducks next weekend at Olsen Field for the Super Regional. Hopefully the bats will be back in shape and the Aggies can make their way to Omaha.