Horns-Aggies fired up for ‘electric’ atmosphere


AUSTIN (KXAN) — It will be a sellout at Disch-Falk Field when Texas and Texas A&M meet Tuesday night in Austin.

For Texas, it’s another test and another premiere match up in its already loaded schedule, ranked top 10 in strength of schedule metrics.

In the USA Today Coaches Poll, Texas A&M is ranked 17th and Texas is ranked 11th. The Aggies are ranked 9th and the Longhorns are 12th, according to D1 Baseball.

“It’s going to be electric. It’s going to be one of those kind of nights and it’s fun for our team and fun for the fans and great for both schools,” Pierce said about the meeting following his team’s three-game sweep of Xavier.

Texas A&M is playing its strongest baseball of the season going 8-1-1 in its last 10 games. Texas is coming off the sweep of Xavier where they won with two walk-offs, but is 6-4 in its last 10.

Last season, the Longhorns and Aggies split two match ups, but Texas got the best of A&M when it mattered most during the Austin Regional. Texas won 8-3 in the winner’s bracket contest and later advanced to the Super Regionals.

Since the Big 12 separation, Texas and A&M have met seven times on the diamond. The Longhorns own a 4-3 record in those meetings which includes a 3-1 mark in postseason games.

The Lone Star Rivalry gets started a little after 6:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1.

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