Texas A&M beats Tennessee in SEC after lengthy weather delay

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Troy Wansing pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing only one hit, and Texas A&M beat Tennessee 3-0 on Tuesday in the SEC Tournament.

Texas A&M (33-23) advances to double-elimination bracket against No. 2 seed Arkansas on Wednesday. Tennessee (38-19), the defending tournament champion, has been eliminated.

Evan Aschenbeck retired the side in the ninth for his third save of the season.

Austin Bost gave Texas A&M a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning with a single and freshman Jace LaViolette hit his 19th homer of the season in the sixth. LaViolette extended his program freshman record past the previous mark of 17 homers by John Byington in 1987.

Tennessee starter Seth Halvorsen (2-3) struck out six in four innings of work. Christian Scott singled in the sixth for Tennessee's only hit of the game, which was delayed for two hours in the top of the ninth due to rain.


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