COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Sophomore Willy Homza (Anchorage, Alaska) racked up three hits, but the Brown baseball team fell to No. 12 Texas A&M, 5-1, in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Blue Bell Park.
Texas A&M (14-3) also won the conclusion of game two on Sunday, 3-2, which was suspended on Saturday after eight innings, tied 2-2, due to inclement weather. Brown drops to 0-6 on the season.
Homza went 3-for-4 with one run scored and one double, while rookie Garett Delano (Callahan, Fla.) had two hits, including a double, for six hits (.500) in the three-game series.
Senior Max Ritchie (Woodbridge, Conn.) was handed the loss as he allowed two earned runs over five innings to go along with four strikeouts. Mitchel Kilkenny picked up his second win of the season for the Aggies as he gave up one run in seven frames.
Brown scored first with one run in the top of the third, starting when Homza hit a one-out double down the right field line. Sam Grigo (Westbrook, Conn.) followed with an RBI single to left field for the 1-0 lead.
Texas A&M answered back in the bottom of the fourth when Jorge Gutierrez evened the score with an RBI single. The Aggies took the lead in the fifth inning, scoring two runs on three hits, as Braden Shewmake drove in a pair with a one-out single to right center.
Brown managed to get at least one hit in each of the next three innings, but the Aggies kept the Bears off the board and then added two more runs in the eighth, as Nick Choruby hit a two-run double for the 5-1 advantage.
Turner Larkins came in for a 1-2-3 ninth inning to secure the win.
Brown will play host to Holy Cross on Wednesday in the home opener at 3 PM.
Photo Credit: Thomas Campbell/Texas A&M Athletics