The numbers behind the streak

A&M's conference winning streak has become the product of legend, and has helped place them in a position to win the Big 12 conference in the coming weeks. Here is that winning streak - by the numbers

15 - The number of consecutive conference wins within the streak, a new school and Big 12 record (Nebraska, 13).

14 - Consecutive Big 12 games in which Blake Stouffer got a base hit, a streak that ended today with an 0-for-3 performance. During the stretch, he hit .328 and scored 20 runs - a testament to his acceptance of his role as the tablesetter in the 2-hole.

13 - Times that an opponent has hit into a double play during the streak, undoubtedly helping the Aggies out of tough innings and lowering pitch counts.

12 - The number on the back of Kyle Colligan's jersey, who has been a huge key to A&M's run. He's hitting .339 (.302 in all other games) and has crossed home plate 19 times - including the game winning run on each of the last two Sundays.

11 - The most innings played during any game. A&M has required extra frames three times (Kansas, Baylor, Missouri) to finish off wins.

10 - The total amount of errors committed by the A&M defense. A potential danger area at the beginning of the year, this number has shored up dramatically in the last several weeks, and just three unearned runs have scored during the streak.

9 - Times that an opponent has homered against the stingy Aggie pitching staff. Aggie bats, conversely, have left the yard 25 times.

8 - The number of wins where Travis Starling or Kyle Thebeau have been the winning pitcher. Despite that their individual ERAs are higher in league play than outside of it, the deadly duo anchoring the bullpen has been nothing short of remarkable.

7 - The number of times that an Aggie opponent was held to three runs or fewer in a game. Opponents crossed the plate 70 times against A&M, for a 4.67 per average game that is less than half of A&M's offensive output (more on this at #3).

6 - Games where A&M either took the lead (on the road) or won (at home) by scoring in their last at-bat.

5 - Consecutive sweeps of Big 12 opponents, a league and school record. A&M has not lost a league game since Easter Sunday.

4 - Thanks to the 15 game streak, four is A&M's magic number to clinch the Big 12 championship with six games to go. Two wins against Nebraska gets the job done, as does a single win against the Huskers and two against the Longhorns.

3 - The number of times that A&M scored less than 8 runs during the streak. The Ags have pushed 149 runs across the plate during the 15 games, for an incredible 9.93 runs per game.

2 - The average number of times an Aggie player has been hit by a pitch per game. The 30 total HBP, largely driven by 7 from OU, 10 from Baylor, and 8 from Missouri - helped A&M to a lofty .446 OBP during the stretch.

1 - Shutout thrown, Saturday's 15-0 dismantling of #4 Missouri. The Tigers went a stretch of 19 innings without scoring, earning just eight hits in the process (3 of which came in the inning where the streak was broken). Coversely, Texas A&M scored 25 runs in that stretch. One is also the number of 9-3 put outs during the streak, a baseball rarity brought about by a heady right fielder and a lackadaisical batter.




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