Texas A&M has fired manager Jon Stahl after a disappointing 8th place finish in the NCAA’s South East Conference, with players expressing mixed feelings about the sudden departure. Stahl was released back on May 1st, just after the NCAA playoffs wrapped up.
Stahl led the Aggies to a last-place 19-37 finish, the second-worst in Division I baseball this season. The Boston College Eagle were the only worse team, at 17-39.
There were signs of life on the Aggies roster, with sophmore Cody Clark contributing 10 home runs and 54 RBIs through the season, but the offense never took off as a whole and the Aggies were 7th in the Southeast/PAC-12 region in runs scored. The pitching was what did them in however, and the university’s sports director laid the blame squarely at Stahl’s feet for overusing arms like RHP Colt England, who suffered a torn rotator cuff after throwing 112 pitches against Washington back on March 30th.