The 10th-ranked Texas A&M baseball team completed a three-game sweep of Mississippi State on Sunday, rolling to an 8-2 win before 5,252 at Blue Bell Park in College Station, Texas.
It was the ninth consecutive loss for the Bulldogs (25-27, 9-18 Southeastern Conference), who scored first after Kellum Clark reached on a two-out single and later scored on a Kamren James single combined with a Texas A&M error in the fourth inning.
The Aggies (33-16, 17-10 SEC) responded with three runs in their half of the fourth and three more in the sixth before the Bulldogs scored again, this time when RJ Yeager led off the seventh with a triple in the right-center gap and came home to score soon after on an RBI single by Luke Hancock.
Texas A&M then scored twice in the eighth.
Cade Smith (4-3) started for the Bulldogs and was charged with the loss despite allowing no earned runs on four hits in 4 1/3 innings. Mississippi State used seven pitchers, who combined to walk six and strike out four. Texas A&M used three pitchers who totaled 10 strikeouts and three walks.
Clark and Hancock had two hits apiece for Mississippi State, while Kamren James and RJ Yeager each had base knocks in the contest.
Twelve of the 14 SEC teams will play in the conference tournament. Before the last weekend of the season, Mississippi State and Missouri (8-19 SEC) are the teams in line to be left out.
The Bulldogs return home for their last four regular-season games, beginning with a midweek contest against North Alabama at 6 p.m. Tuesday. They will close SEC play with a series against Tennessee (45-7, 22-5 SEC) beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday.