The Baylor Bears came to Aggieland for our last conference match-up Tuesday. Our confidence was high and it showed as Natalie Villarreal, our senior second baseman, set the tone of the game with a leadoff home run. Again our team rallied by putting multiple hits together, sending homeruns flying over the fence, and finishing the game in the 6th inning, 10-2.
Tonight is the State Farm Lone Star Showdown. The series starts here in College Station at 6 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2. As you know, the Aggies and t.u. are huge rivals. There is rich tradition in our university centered around this rivalry. It is this tradition that has made it possible for my teammates and me to play in the best atmosphere a collegiate athlete can dream of. I’d like to express what this atmosphere is like from center field.
First it begins in warm-up. You can feel the energy from all of your teammates and see it from t.u. Every throw, every practice swing has a purpose and a focus that builds as time approaches. The stands begin to fill with a sea of maroon and burnt orange. The 12th Man will come out in full force, no questions asked. The stands get loud and the excitement we feel on the field and with the 12th Man in the stands feed off each other, creating the best home field advantage in the nation. This atmosphere allows us to make the uncatchable catch in the gap, rob a line drive shot in the infield, and deliver with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 7th. Being the last series we play against Texas in conference, this game will be unforgettable. Come out and help fuel our stadium, giving us the best home field advantage in the nation!