The Texas A&M Aggies open the 2020 baseball season with a three-game series against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks, head coach Rob Childress announced Monday.
The Aggies and Red Hawks battle February 14-16 on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park. Friday’s Opening Day time is 6:30 p.m. with Saturday slated for 2 p.m. and the finale booked for noon on Sunday. Texas A&M has won its last 11 season-opening series, including 10 sweeps.
Texas A&M and Miami have met on two previous occasions, both at neutral sites. The Aggies beat the RedHawks, 8-2, at the 1979 Hurricanes Invitational in Coral Gables, Fla., and 3-2 on March 17, 1992 in Edinburg, Texas.
The RedHawks finished 37-19 last year, including a 15-11 mark in Mid-American Conference play. Miami enjoys a history of success, including 65 winning seasons and eight MAC titles. A formidable opening series foe, in 2018 the RedHawks took two games at Arizona State. A solid list of Miami-produced Major Leaguers includes Buddy Bell, Bill Doran, Adam Eaton and Charlie Leibrandt. RedHawks’ lettermen list also includes Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Walter Alston.
Texas A&M finished the 2019 campaign with a 39-23-1 mark, making their 35th NCAA Championship appearance overall and their 13th in a row. The Aggies’ return 22 letterwinners and six starting position players for the 2020 season.