An early by-the-numbers look at the Texas A&M Aggies (47-20), who'll face South Carolina at 7 p.m. Sunday in their College World Series opener.
HOW THEY GOT HERE
Regional: beat Wright State 11-0, beat Seton Hall 6-3, lost to Arizona 7-4, beat Arizona 3-0. Super Regional: Beat Florida State 6-2, lost to FSU 23-9, beat FSU, 11-2.
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Rob Childress (246-133-2, sixth season)
NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES (LAST)
CWS APPEARANCES (LAST)
C: Kevin Gonzalez (.245); 1B: Jacob House (.307); 2B: Andrew Collazo (.270); 3B: Adam Smith (.244); SS: Kenny Jackson (.283); LF: Brandon Wood (.257); CF: Krey Bratsen (.331); RF: Tyler Naquin (.390); P: Ross Stripling (14-2, 2.29 ERA)
Common opponents in 2011 between Texas A&M and USC
Prior meetings between the two schools
Team earned-run average
Prior Texas A&M appearances in CWS
Home runs by junior infielder/designated hitter Matt Juengel, a team-high. Juengel also has 14 stolen bases.
Average runs per game in six NCAA tournament games this postseason
Total of number of Texas A&M baseball plays selected in the MLB draft. Pitcher John Stilson (5-2, 1.68) was the highest pick, taken in the third round by the Toronto Blue Jays. (Stilson is out for the year with an injury.)
Record for junior right-hander Ross Stripling, expected to start opposite USC ace Michael Roth on Sunday. Stripling has a 2.29 ERA and was a ninth round selection by the Colorado Rockies. He has 107 strikeouts in 117.2 innings.
Sacrifice hits (bunts) by freshman outfielder Krey Bratsen, a team-high
Stolen bases by Bratsen, also a team-high - Andrew Collazo is second with 18
RBIs by junior first baseman Jacob House, a team-high
Total stolen bases for the Aggies
Team batting average
Batting average for sophomore outfielder Tyler Naquin, whose 103 hits ranks among the most in the nation.