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Aggies move on; beat Cal, 3-1

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M advanced to its first NCAA tournament super regional in four years after defeating California 3-1 in a regional final on Monday night.

Starting pitcher Matt Kent allowed a lone Golden Bears run over seven innings on two days rest after also throwing seven innings on Friday in the Aggies’ 5-0 opening-round victory over Texas Southern.

A&M (49-12) scored its first two runs on sacrifice flies by Mike Barash in the second inning and Blake Allemand in the seventh. That was all they’d need against Cal (36-21), in its first NCAA tournament since 2011. The Aggies added a run in the eighth on an RBI single by Hunter Melton.

A&M reliever Kyle Simonds closed out the game with two hitless innings.

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