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No. 19 Texas A&M Edges Liberty, 1-0

February 16, 2019  College Station, Texas  RSS
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Amber Bishop went 3-for-3 against Texas A&M.

Amber Bishop went 3-for-3 against Texas A&M.

No. 19 Texas A&M manufactured a sixth-inning run and held off Liberty in the seventh, edging the Lady Flames, 1-0, Saturday at the Davis Diamond.

The Aggies (7-2) avenged last night's 4-2 loss to Liberty. Texas A&M is now 2-1 at the Texas A&M Invitational, while Liberty has gone 2-2 so far this weekend.

Scoring Summary
TEXAS A&M – 6th INNING – Lee flies out to center, sacrifice fly, Sinnie scores, 1-0

Notable Numbers
- Texas A&M outhit Liberty, 7-5, while the Lady Flames committed one error. The Aggies left seven runners on base, while the Lady Flames stranded six.

- Payton McBride (5-0) earned the win, allowing five hits in the shutout, striking out two and walking one.

- Julia DiMartino (2-3) drew the loss, giving up one run on seven hits while fanning four.

- Texas A&M's Riley Sartain and Payton McBride both went 2-for-4, with one double each.

- Amber Bishop batted 3-for-3 with a double, her second three-hit game of the season. Madison Via doubled and Jaclyn Amader singled.

Turning Point
- With Amber Bishop on second and two outs in the top of the sixth, Liberty's Denay Griffin sent a sharp liner to third that was snared for the third out.

- Texas A&M's Sartain led off the bottom of the sixth with a double to left. A sacrifice bunt sent her to third before Lee flied out to left center, scoring Sartain for a 1-0 Aggie lead.

- Walls made a diving stop to rob leadoff batter Alexis Erich of a hit in the top of the seventh, and the shortstop then caught a liner off the bat of McFarland. After an infield single by Amader, McBride finished off the shutout by striking out Madison Via.

Beyond the Box Score
- The Lady Flames are now 1-3 all-time against Texas A&M. The Aggies had won the first two meetings between the two teams.

- Liberty is 1-3 against Top 25 teams this year, downing No. 19 Texas A&M yesterday while falling once each to No. 18 Baylor, No. 2 Washington and No. 19 Texas A&M.

- Griffin, a San Antonio native, made her first career start at designated player.

- DiMartino has posted a 0.57 ERA in 12 1/3 innings pitched against Top 25 opponents this season.

- Sarah Robertson played in her 200th career game today, becoming the seventh active player in NCAA Division I softball to play in 200 or more career games.

Up Next
The Lady Flames finish out their time in College Station tomorrow, facing Rutgers at 11 a.m. ET to close out the Texas A&M Invitational.