In just three seasons, Lacy compiled an outstanding resume’ in College Station. He started the 2020 NCAA campaign with three wins in four starts (0.75 ERA) and finished his career with an impressive 2.32 earned run average. A lock to go in the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft, the former Kerrville Tivy HS star (Tex.) was a 31st round draft pick by the Cleveland Indians in the 2017 MLB Draft. It should come as no surprise. His father, Phillip, was a standout tennis player at Sam Houston State and his grandfather, Dan Davison, was a halfback for Texas A&M. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound left-handed flame thrower could very well keep his nickname, “The Ace,” for years to come in the major leagues. In the process, he could become the Aggies second consecutive player to go in the first round of the draft (Braden Shewmake, Atlanta Braves, 1st Round, 21st overall, 2019 MLB Draft).
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:
47 Mace releases the pitch on the mound
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.
35 Lacy arm goes back behind his shoulder to throw the ball
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).
35 Lacy getting low with his hand placement on the ball
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).
15 Blaum about to field ground ball NICE
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.
8 Shewmake beginning his slide
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.
1 Coleman throwing like he’s in a movie
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).
1 Young throws off-balance to first base
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.
6 Calilao stands on first base as
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.
27 Maldonado’s single in the top of the 9th helped the Gators tie the score at 7
Florida DH Nelson Maldonado's RBI single in the top of the ninth inning tied the score at seven.
46 Ducoff consistently made contact in the game
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.
46 Ducoff is mobbed by teammates after hitting the RBI single to win the game
The Aggies exploded after Ducoff's game-winning hit.