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
Will Olson Belts First Career Home Run
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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