Texas A&M eliminate George Mason in Houston regional _lowres

Associated Press/Houston Chronicle photo by ERIC CHRISTIAN SMITH -- Texas A&M's Nick Banks steals second base as George Mason's Chris Cook defends during the third inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game, Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Reckling Park in Houston.

HOUSTON — Krey Bratsen had four hits and drove in a run as Texas A&M pounded out 16 hits and eliminated George Mason with a 7-3 win in the Houston regional Saturday.

Logan Nottebrok and Troy Stein each had two hits and two RBIs, and Ryne Birk drove in two for Texas A&M (34-25). All three hitters drove in runs as part of the Aggies’ three-run first.

Stein increased Texas A&M’s lead to 4-0 in the third with an RBI double, and Nottebrok made it 5-2 with an RBI single in the seventh as the Aggies advanced to another elimination game Sunday against the Rice-Texas loser.

Corey Ray (6-0) threw 3.2 innings of relief for the win.

Chris Cook had four hits and drove in a run for the Patriots (34-22), who had 14 hits but left 14 on base. Anthony Montefusco (9-4) took the loss.

Blake Allemand went 3-for-5 with one double and one run. Cole Lankford, Logan Nottebrok and Troy Stein each added two hits. Stein extended his season-long hit streak to eight games.

The Aggies pounced on the Patriots for three runs in the top of the first inning. Allemand sparked the outburst, driving a double to right field. Ryne Birk singled through the right side of the infield to score Allemand.

Nottebrok and Stein each drove in a run, giving the Aggies a 3-0 lead.

Texas A&M added a run in the third when Banks hit a fielder’s choice grounder, stole second and came around to score when Stein drove a double to the left-field wall.

The Patriots scored once in the first and mounted another rally in the bottom of the fifth when Cook singled to bring home Gum and cut the A&M lead to 4-2.

But the Aggies added three runs in the top of the seventh and cruised from there.

Texas A&M plays at 3 p.m. Sunday against the loser of the Rice-Texas game, which was delayed Saturday night because of rain.