Mavericks Host 26 Games at Clay Gould Ballpark
Alumni Weekend Concluded Saturday with Intersquad Scrimmage
UT Arlington attempts to take the series on Senior Day at 2 p.m. Saturday.
RJ Williams picks up three hits in series finale for Mavs.
UT Arlington and No. 18 Louisiana cap the Sun Belt series at 1 pm Sunday.
AS A JUNIOR (2016): All-Sun Belt Conference first team catcher … Johnny Bench Award semifinalist (top Division I catcher in the nation) … Hit .365 with two home runs, 41 RBI and 35 runs scored … Led all SBC catchers in batting average, hits (81) and on-base percentage (.427) … Connected on first home run of the season, a three-run shot, to help UTA to a 4-3 win at No. 5 TCU (4/6) … His only other home run also came on the road at a nationlly-ranked opponent, a two-run homer at No. 2 Texas A&M (4/26) … Went 5-for-6 with two doubles, three runs scored and five RBI in an 18-14 win at Georgia State (4/2) that saw UTA erase an 11-1 deficit after just two frames … Put together a career-long, 13-game hit streak from 2/28 to 3/20; also had a career-best 20-game streak of reaching base … Had 19 multi-hit games … Started 57 of 58 games on the season at catcher, third base and first base; however, played exclusively behind the plate after March 15, catching all but seven innings through the end of the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2015): Started 41 of 47 games played … Recorded a .287 batting average in conference play … Season highs in RBI (4 vs. South Alabama) and hits (4 vs. Troy) … Registered nine multi-hit and four multi-RBI games … Reached base in seven straight games … Started 33 games behind the plate for UTA … Played summer ball with the Liberal Bee Jays … Named to the 2015 Jayhawk League first-team … Recieved 2015 NBC All-American honors.
AS A FRESHMAN (2014): Started 21 of 25 games played … Recorded a .274 batting average overall, with an improvement to .400 with two outs … Season highs: 3 hits (2X), 10 putouts (April 15 at Texas Longhorns), 6 assists (March 18 vs Sam Houston State).
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS HS: Two-year letterwinner for Arlington Heights High School … Batted .427 with 32 hits (19 singles, 7 doubles, 4 triples, 2 home runs) as a senior … 2013 District 7-4A MVP … North Texas High School Baseball Coaches All-Star Team in 2013 … Batted .419 as a junior … 2012 District 6-4A Offensive Player of the Year … Director of Athletics Scholar in 2012 … 2011 Co-District, Bi-District and Area Champion.
PERSONAL: Son of Mike and Dana Cox … Kinesiology major.