The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 26, 2002, Image 7

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lay. March 26 Jr iliet ^ens Sports Aggies hoping to keep bats alive By True Brown THE BATTALION After picking up wins in two three games against Big 12 al Oklahoma last weekend, he Texas A&M baseball team pums to the road for a Tuesday ame at Lamar University in leaumont. The contest will be e first of four road games this eek for the Aggies (20-10, 7-5 ig 12), and begin a two-week reak from league play. Last weekend's wins over J were a reversal from the revious irranged side al iated berries xplained to s purchasing a huge stride ■d that it is no: he said. “Thi< weekend’s series the hands of the ebraska Cornhuskers. That ebraska series is the lone con- rence series the No. 17 Aggies ivelost this season. A&M’s 7- conference record places it in urth place. “We've won three out of four lig 12) series,” said A&M head coach Mark Johnson. “It’s too bad we got swept, and it would have been nice to get a sweep against Oklahoma, but that would be awful greedy. Oklahoma just came off win ning two of three against Arizona State on the road, so maybe we shouldn’t be so greedy. I don't think we’re out of the hunt.” A&M’s hitting came alive against the Sooners, something that did not happen against the Cornhuskers, who handed A&M its first consecutive shutouts since 1994. The Aggies’ 34 hits against OU were a far cry from the 13 hits A&M collected in Lincoln, Nebraska, and hitting has been key to A&M’s wins. “I wish 1 knew what would See Hitting on page 9 reezing food a tion. a frozen proda e extensive, tk bated produci s are not in us perational. ing March 4, a: high degree its final phase partnership wi truct the facilil or. but manuii e electron bei tall it theri JOHN LIVAS • THE BATTALION p$ A&M sophomore infielder Erik Schindewolf tags Oil’s Reggie Pits out at second base during A&M’s 11-2 win Sunday at Olsen Field. 7 Tuesday, March 26, 2002 THE BATTALION Carry a big stick Freshman Gregory leading A&M’s offensive assault STUART VILLANUEVA • THE BATTALION In her first season in collegiate softball, Texas A&M impact on the Aggies’ lineup. Gregory leads the right fielder Adrian Gregory has already made an Aggies in batting average and on-base percentage. By Micala Proesch THE BATTALION The No. 22 Texas A&M softball team has had its share of success this season, and freshman phenomenon Adrian Gregory is delivering the brunt of the damage. Gregory cur rently leads the Aggies in sev eral major batting categories. Gregory boasts a team-lead ing .366 batting average, a .459 on-base percentage and is tied with senior Lisa Klam with 34 hits on the season. Despite her loud entrance onto the college softball scene, Gregory remains modest about her performance and is dedicat ed to helping out the team. ”1 am just trying to pull my part and help out the team,” Gregory said. “As long as I am helping my team out, then 1 am happy. I don’t really think about individual stats.” Gregory came into Aggieland as the top recruit of head coach Jo Evans’ freshman class after having an exceptional high school career. Gregory pitched for Livingston High School and was a three-time all-district MVP selection and a three-time all-state selection. Evans said Gregory has adjusted well to college softball. “Adrian played for a smaller high school, but she is very com petitive and hard-working, and she has made a great adjustment to the college level,” Evans said. Gregory finds softball at A&M much more of a challenge than softball in high school, however, she said the challenge makes it much more exciting. “In high school, everything was given to you, and you didn’t really have to earn anything,” Gregory said. “But now, it’s a whole different game, and everyone here is as good or bet ter than you, and they all want to be here so you have to work a lot harder to earn your position and to earn respect.” Gregory is the starting right fielder for the Aggies this sea son and serves as the primary backup for shortstop and second base. Since Gregory pitched in high school, the adjustment from the infield to the outfield has been a unique learning experience for her. “It was really hard adjusting at first, since I had always played in the infield,” Gregory said. “But the coaching staff was really supportive, and they made the transition a lot easier for me. I just like to play, and whatever gets me playing time is what I will do.” Not only is Gregory con tributing to the Aggies’ prowess See Gregory on page 9 5y- y infornif mallpox- most dat- -mail attacks you asked for it You got it! ked to is cases Vou asked the Crossing Place team to create apartments for students with contemporary furnishings and a comfortable, uibrant clubhouse where you’d hang out... W6 heard >"11! Then you said, match the prices °f other student apartments... And WC said, you bet! find if that’s not enough, you ii get $150 instant cash now or a roove-in gift inhen you finalize a lease tor August moue in. 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