Carlos Tavera, Logan Austin, Andrew Gross Turn in Strong Pitching Outings
UTA Sits Game Back in Standings with Three to Play
Mavs Have Won Eight Consecutive Games
UTA Moves into First Place in Sun Belt; Series Resumes on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Mavs Host Texas A&M on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at The Gould
Appeared in 44 games with 36 starts as a sophomore, hitting .292 (38-for-130) with 16 runs, four doubles, two triples, one homer and 15 RBI, stealing two bases … Had 12 walks, was hit by two pitches and struck out 33 times … Batted .275 (22-for-80) in conference play with two doubles, one triple and nine RBI … Led the Mavs in non-conference games, hitting .320 (16-for-50) with two doubles, one triple, one homer and six RBI … UTA's second-best hitter on the road, hitting .349 with 13 RBI … Batted .270 with runners on, was 3-for-5 with the bases juiced, hit .314 with runners in scoring position and .282 with two outs … Had 10 multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games … Made three starts in centerfield, 31 in rightfield and two as the DH … Had a six-game hitting streak and ran up a streak of 15 straight games reaching base safely … Didn't see action until the second weekend, going 1-for-4 with a double in his first start of the year, vs. Louisiana Tech … Had a pinch-hit, game-winning three-run homer to clinch a sweep at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi … Had back-to-back two-hit games at ACU and Milwaukee … Had a pinch-hit RBI single at Georgia State … Had three two-hit games over a four-game span at Sam Houston State, Georgia Southern and Dallas Baptist … Had two three-hit games, at Arkansas State and Appalachian State … Went 2-for-3 with two RBI at Texas State.
Played in 29 games with one start, hitting .176 (3-for-17) with a double … Stole a base … Drew a walk, was hit by a pitch and struck out seven times … Was 0-for-4 in Sun Belt Conference play … Was 3-for-8 as a pinch hitter, a team high … One start came in rightfield … Had first career hit at Stephen F. Austin … Scored first career run vs. Texas A&M Corpus-Christi … Scored a run as a pinch runner vs. Texas State.
Two-time all-district selection at Mansfield High School … Hit .400 as a junior and .345 as a senior … A two-time first-team all-academic selection … Led team to three district championships … Earned four letters in football and two letters in basketball … Played summer baseball for the Arlington Heat.
Son of Mike and Melissa Funk … Has a brother, Dalton (26).
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