Opening games of Southeastern Conference series haven't been kind to the Texas A&M baseball team this season, so to claim Game 1 against South Carolina in the final weekend of the regular season had the Aggies feeling pretty good Thursday night.

Texas A&M head baseball coach Rob Childress gave his bullpen an opportunity to shine on Tuesday against Sam Houston State. With South Carolina coming to Blue Bell Park to close out the Southeastern Conference schedule and the Aggie bullpen becoming a concern, the evening served as an audition of sorts.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Sixth-ranked Arkansas took advantage of three walks and a hit batsman during a five-run fifth inning that carried the Razorbacks to a 9-3 Southeastern Conference baseball victory over 20th-ranked Texas A&M on Friday at Baum Stadium.

Texas A&M starting pitcher John Doxakis did everything he needed to do while throwing to the plate to give the 18th-ranked Aggies an opportunity to beat No. 1 Florida. But his errant throw to second base opened the door for the defending national champion Gators to win their 18th straight weekend series with a 6-1 victory Saturday at Blue Bell Park.

Texas A&M center fielder Zach DeLoach was 8-for-17 batting last week in four games to be named the Southeastern Conference’s freshman of the week for the third time. Other players to win three times were Alabama pitcher Tommy Hunter (2006), Florida outfielder Preston Tucker (2009), LSU pitcher Alex Lange (2015) and South Carolina pitcher Braden Webb (2016).

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Jake Mangum and Rowdey Jordan, the top two hitters in Mississippi State’s lineup, combined for seven hits and scored four runs to power the Bulldogs to an 11-6 Southeastern Conference baseball victory over 18th-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday night.

STARKVILLE, Miss. – The 18th-ranked Texas A&M baseball team rallied for a 6-3 Southeastern Conference victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Friday night at Dudy Noble Field before 5,784.

Texas A&M junior right-hander Nolan Hoffman was named to the midseason watch list for the 14th Annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award. The award goes to the nation’s top reliever in Division I.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s bullpen allowed only one hit in 3 1/3 innings to help the Volunteers to a 6-4 victory over Texas A&M in Southeastern Conference baseball action Sunday afternoon at Lindsey Nelson Stadium before 1,941 fans.

Whether it was the influence of recent history or just another baseball jinx, what looked like a potential walk in the park for the 19th-ranked Texas A&M baseball team became another one-run game. But in the end, A&M and coach Rob Childress didn't mind another tight one with the Aggies beating Texas 6-5 on Tuesday at Blue Bell Park.

At first glance it would be easy to say the first inning was the deciding factor of 19th-ranked Texas A&M's 9-2 victory over 20th-ranked LSU in Game 2 of their Southeastern Conference baseball series.

If the LSU-Texas A&M baseball series picks up the momentum its history has exhibited, it may want to leave a little more room for the crescendo than usual. Both teams’ third-game starters are coming off gems and have established themselves as the aces of the staff.

ATHENS, Ga. — The 15th-ranked Texas A&M baseball team fell behind early No. 24 Georgia early and couldn’t rally, mustering just two hits against four Bulldog pitchers to lose 3-0 in Game 2 of their three-game Southeastern Conference series Friday at Foley Field.

ATHENS, Ga. — The 15th-ranked Texas A&M baseball team built an early two-run lead, but No. 24 Georgia answered with an offensive onslaught in the middle innings for an 11-5 victory Thursday in their Southeastern Conference series opener in front of 1,813 at Foley Field.

Seven former Texas A&M baseball players opened the season on major league teams Thursday. The group includes Daniel Mengden (Oakland Athletics), A.J. Minter (Atlanta Braves), Tyler Naquin (Cleveland Indians), Cliff Pennington (Cincinnati Reds), Ross Stripling (Los Angeles Dodgers), Michael Wacha (St. Louis Cardinals) and Alex Wilson (Detroit Tigers).

The surprisingly league-leading Georgia Bulldogs will host 15th-ranked Texas A&M in a three-game Southeastern Conference baseball series starting at 4 p.m. Thursday at Foley Field in Athens, Georgia. Game 2 will be at 6 p.m. Friday and the finale at 1 p.m. Saturday.

CORPUS CHRISTI — Braden Shewmake homered and drove in three runs, and Hunter Coleman added a two-run double to help the 12th-ranked Texas A&M baseball team beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 5-3 on Tuesday in nonconference action.

No. 15 Texas A&M will make its first-ever trip to Whataburger Field on Tuesday to face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Aggies are 9-0 in the all-time series. First pitch is at 6:30 p.m.