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Panthers defeat Aggies 2-1 in extra innings

The FIU baseball team defeated No. 14 Texas A&M 2-1 Saturday afternoon in College Station, Texas. The Panthers' Bryam Garcia closed out the game, striking out the Aggies' Matt Juengel in the bottom of the 10th inning.

FIU, who last beat Texas A&M in 1995, took a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the eighth inning behind starting pitcher R.J. Fondon. Fondon pitched 7 1/3 innings, striking out seven and giving up six hits.

The Aggies countered with Michael Wacha, who pitched seven innings, giving up three hits and a run. Wacha raised his ERA to a minuscule 0.67 in 27 innings of work.

FIU will play the final game of the series, Sunday at 2:05 p.m. The Panthers' Danny DeSimone (2-1, 2.45 ERA) will face the Aggies' Dylan Mendoza (2-0, 0.64 ERA).



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