Aggies host UT-Pan American for two games: The Texas A&M baseball team will try to bounce back from consecutive losses and get ready for the start of Big 12 play with a couple of nonconference games against Texas-Pan American on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Eighth-ranked A&M (13-3) will face the Broncs at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday and 3:05 p.m. Wednesday at Olsen Field. The Aggies dropped the last two games of their home series against Cal State Fullerton on Sunday.
A&M will host Kansas State this weekend to open league play.
Texas-Pan American is 8-0 after opening the season against UT-Brownsville, Southern Utah and Arlington Baptist College.
The Aggies lead the series against UT-Pan Am 56-17. A&M has won eight consecutive games against the Broncs, sweeping two games last season.
Freshman right-hander Corey Ray, who is 2-0 with a 1.35 earned run average, is scheduled to start for the Aggies on Tuesday night.
A&M women at Hawaii for tourney: The 12th-ranked Texas A&M women's golf team will begin play in the 27th Annual Thompson Invitational tournament Tuesday.
The tourney will include 36 holes Tuesday and 18 on Wednesday. The event will be played on the par-72, 5,907-yard Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
The 14-team field that includes Coastal Carolina, Gonzaga, Hawai'i, UH-Hilo, Idaho, Iowa, Montana State, Northern Colorado, North Texas, Texas State, No. 24 UC Davis, UTEP and Washington State.
Sophomore Katerina Ruzickova (73.13 stroke average) is the Aggies' top scorer. Other members of the lineup include junior Mary Michael Maggio (75.13), junior Sarah Beth Davis (75.67), freshman Patricia Garcia (76.83) and junior Susy Grunden (78.25). Junior Aly Smith (79.56) will compete as an individual.
The Aggies return to the Thompson Invitational for the first time since 2009, when they brought home the team title with a score of 907 (306-301-300).
A&M opened the spring season a couple weeks ago with a seventh-place finish in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship.
-- Eagle staff reports