Texas A&M's Braden Shewmake has been a model of consistency during his three-year run in the SEC. The conference and National Freshman of the Year in 2017 batted .335 with 11 home runs and 68 RBI during that season alone. The former all-district quarterback at Wylie East High School (Tex.) was a three-sport standout (baseball, basketball, football) at the prep level. The 6'4, 190-pounder was selected 21st overall by the Atlanta Braves in the 2019 MLB Draft and will be expected to develop into the same steady player he proved to be at the SEC level.
The Texas A&M Aggies (37-19) and Florida Gators (33-24) battled in a 10-inning showdown that ended when Aggies OF/1B Jonathan Ducoff hit an RBI single to centerfield in the bottom of the tenth. We take a look at some of the images from Tuesday's contest:
Florida's Tommy Mace, pictured, was drafted in the 12th round by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2017 MLB Draft. The 6-foot-6 right-hander settled down after a strong freshman campaign, but he remains a viable prospect for the 2020 MLB Draft.
Entering the 2019 SEC Tournament, Texas A&M's LHP Asa Lacy (6'4, 215) ranked third in the SEC in strikeouts in 2019 during regular season play (115).
Lacy, a 31st-round draft pick by the Cleveland Indians in the 2017 MLB Draft, comes from an athletic background. The left-hander currently carries a 2.13 ERA (through 6/1/19).
Aggies second baseman Bryce Blaum sinks his knees to field this ground ball in Tuesday's action. Blaum previously played for the Ole Miss Rebels in 2017 prior to transferring to College Station.
Texas A&M's standout shortstop Braden Shewmake (No. 8 pictured) tries to beat the tag of Florida 2B Jacob Young on this slide into second base. One of the best shortstops available in the 2019 MLB Draft, Shewmake has a chance to hear his name called early this summer.
Texas A&M 3B Ty Coleman's versatility in the field was on display with this off-balance throw. The player that Coleman is throwing to at first base is his brother, Hunter (No. 10 pictured).
Florida's Jacob Young (No. 1 pictured) proved that the Aggies' Coleman wasn't the only player capable of throwing off-balance with this effort off of his back foot early in the contest. Young had a hand in 14 double plays this past season.
Florida's Kendrick Calilao (No. 6 pictured) waits on the throw from freshman RHP Nolan Crisp (No. 37 pictured) as Texas A&M's Hunter Coleman tries to beat the throw to first base.
Texas A&M all-purpose senior Jonathan Ducoff's RBI single, however, in the bottom of the ninth inning won the game for the Aggies and eliminated the Gators from the tournament.