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TCU-A&M Act II: Aggies coach reflects on epic 16-inning super-regional

The Aggies meet by the dugout after TCU defeated them 5-4 in 16 innings in a Super Regional in 2015.
The Aggies meet by the dugout after TCU defeated them 5-4 in 16 innings in a Super Regional in 2015. Star-Telegram

The two best college baseball teams in the Lone Star State will square off starting Friday night in a best-of-three series. The Aggies are seeking a second College World Series appearance in six seasons and third since 1999.

A&M coach Rob Childress took over for school legend Mark Johnson and has guided the Aggies to five super regionals. He experienced the ultimate disappointment a year ago when TCU prevailed in an epic, 16-inning battle to advance to Omaha, Neb.

The big difference this time around is the Aggies will have home-field advantage. A&M (48-14 overall) is 32-5 at Olsen Field this season.

On Tuesday, Aggies coach Rob Childress discussed last year’s super-regional loss:

TCU (45-15) will certainly have its work cut out going on the road. The Horned Frogs swept the regionals at Lupton Stadium in convincing fashion.

It’s road to a second consecutive College World Series berth will now have to be earned the hard way.

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