Raley's 10 strikeouts helps A&M edge Rutgers

March 8, 2008 8:55:44 PM PST
Brooks Raley struck out 10 in 7 2/3 scoreless innings as Texas A&M beat Rutgers 2-1 on Saturday. Raley (2-0) walked two and allowed three hits, and Travis Sterling hung in for his fourth save after giving up a leadoff triple in the ninth.

Dane Carter had a run-scoring single and Brian Ruggiano scored Jose Duran on a sacrifice bunt for Texas A&M (10-3).

Casey Gaynor (1-2) lasted seven innings for Rutgers (3-5). He allowed two runs, both earned, on five hits and struck out nine.

Jarred Jimenez scored after his pinch-hit triple started the ninth, but Sterling retired the next three Rutgers hitters.

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