FINAL: Oregon Ducks' Season Ends In 15-9 Defeat To Texas A&M Aggies

The Oregon Ducks baseball team crushed back-to-back-to-back home runs against the Texas A&M Aggies for a strong start in the College Station Super Regional but could not overcome disaster in the seventh inning. The Ducks' season ends in a 15-9 defeat to the Aggies.
Jun 9, 2024; College Station, TX, USA; Oregon outfielder Anson Aroz (77) celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the first inning against Texas A&M at Olsen Field, Blue Bell Park.
Jun 9, 2024; College Station, TX, USA; Oregon outfielder Anson Aroz (77) celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the first inning against Texas A&M at Olsen Field, Blue Bell Park. / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

In an exciting first inning, the Oregon Ducks baseball team showed they were in win-or-go home mode in game two of the College Station Super Regional. Then, a disastrous seventh inning for Oregon, as the Aggies scored nine runs off of one single, seven walks and one grand slam. The Ducks could not overcome the deficit and Oregon's season came to an end in a 15-9 defeat to the Aggies.

The Ducks dropped game one to Texas A&M Aggies, 10-6 on Saturday.... The Aggies punched their ticket to the Men's College World Series.

Oregon dugout cheers second inning against Texas A&M at Olsen Field, Blue Bell Park.
Jun 9, 2024; College Station, TX, USA; Oregon dugout cheers second inning against Texas A&M at Olsen Field, Blue Bell Park. / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

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Inning 1: Oregon 4, Texas A&M Aggies 1

TOP: The Aggies came out swinging: Appel singled to center, stole second base. Schott singled to center to bring in Appel.

BOTTOM: The Ducks respond. Hellman singled to left. Oregon hits back-to-back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the first inning to being the score to 4-1. Meggers, Smith, Aroz each smacked a hom run.

Inning 2: Oregon 5, Texas A&M 1

BOTTOM: Oregon tacks on another run: Boettcher singled to left and then stole home in an exciting pickle with Neville between first and second base.

Inning 3: Oregon 7, Texas A&M 2

TOP: Aggies score their second run of the game with a Chesnut walk and then Lavaiolette singled to center to bring him in.

BOTTOM: Oregon gets a cheapie as Drew Smith takes third on a sacrifice fly from Jacob Walsh. Smith then scores on an errant throw attempting to pick him off. A couple batters later, Carter Garate knocked an RBI single, bringing in Anson Aroz.

Inning 4: Oregon 7, Texas A&M 4

TOP: The Aggies battle back to score two runs and the crowd is a factor. Schott singled to right, Burton walked. Schott advanced to third on a fly ball to right field by Sorrell. Camarillo hit Schott in with a single to center field. Kent grounded out to short stop but Burton scores.

Inning 5: Oregon 7, Texas A&M 4

Inning 6: Oregon 8, Texas A&M 4

BOTTOM: Mason Neville got a leadoff single before advancing to second on a throwing error. The very next batter, Dominic Hellman, brought him in with a base hit.

Inning 7: Texas A&M 13, Oregon 8

TOP: A leadoff walk followed by a single put runners on the corners with no outs. After a strikeout, Duck pitcher Brock Moore walked the bases loaded for Jace LaViolette, who took a walk to bring in a run. Moore got another strikeout but promptly issued another walk and then hit Ted Burton, bringing in a pair of runs. Moore then walked another batter to tie the game at 8-8.

Jaxon Jordan came on in relief and kept the walk party going, giving the Aggies the lead. Then Kaeden Kent cleared the bases with a grand slam.

Inning 8: Texas A&M 15, Oregon 9

TOP: Texas A&M piling on. Grahavoc singles to right-center. Schott hits a homer to left.

BOTTOM: Hellman fights backs for the Ducks with a home run over the left field fence. Smith hits a two-out double.

Inning 9, FINAL: Texas A&M 15, Oregon 9

Neither team scored as Texas A&M ended Oregon's season. The Aggies punched their ticket to the Men's College World Series.


In his seven seasons as Oregon baseball head coach, Mark Wasikowski has turned Oregon’s program around quickly, leading the Ducks into the NCAA Tournament for an impressive four-seasons straight.

The Ducks and Aggies are playing in one of the most hostile college baseball environments in the country at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park against the Aggies. Texas A&M baseball fans are notoriously passionate, earning the nickname RAggies for “ragging on” opponents.

"We're going into their house and it's going to be a competitive environment, which is always great," Boettcher told Oregon SI's Bri Amaranthus. "It’s probably the next closest thing to go out on the football field. They'll probably have like 10,000 people at the game. So I'm really excited for the energy. No matter what it looks like, just trying to grit wins out, we've got a good chance."


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