Buck, who was a preseason All-America pick by Baseball America, came out and dominated the Aggies from the get go. After allowing Aggie leadoff hitter Vince Rodden (
The game, which had a run rule in place, ended after the top of the seventh inning.
With the loss the Aggies fall to 0-1 on the season and are now 2-5 all-time against
The Beavers, who erupted for eight runs on seven hits in the bottom of the second inning, were led on the night by first baseman Mitch Canham, who went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBI.
The Aggies, who began the game fast as both Rodden and second baseman Jason Long (
In the top of the second the Aggies, just like their opening turn at the late, were able to get two on with nobody out as seniors Mark Aranda (Albuquerque/El Paso CC) and Emory Davies (Louisville, Ky.) both walked on eight straight pitches. After the two leadoff walks, the OSU hurler settled down, striking out three of the next four Aggies to get out of the second inning unscaved. Buck retired 13 of the next 14 batters in a row to help the Beavers to a lopsided win.
In the bottom of the third inning, the Beavers’ offense erupted for seven runs as 10 batters came to the plate in the frame. After the bottom of the lineup loaded the bases, Beavers’ leadoff man Darwin Barney grounded out to second base to bring in the game’s first run as McFeely came home to score from third.
One bright stop for the Aggies was freshman Brian Sizemore (