Jordon West to Start vs. Horned Frogs
Mavs turn to Senior Righty Austin Gardner for First Start of 2017
Mavs will try to even the series with ULM at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The Horned Frogs plated 17 runs on 16 hits to clinch the season series vs the Mavs.
UTA pounded out a season-high 17 hits in its 10-2 win over Incarnate Word on Thursday.
• 2016-17 Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll
Worked in seven games in relief … Tossed 6.1 innings, allowing nine hits and four runs – two earned – not issuing a walk but striking out eight … In Sun Belt games, pitched in four outings, allowing two runs in 3.2 innings, striking out six … Inherited two runners without allowing anyone to score … Made his season debut vs. No. 23 Dallas Baptist, allowing a pair of hits on eight pitches … Allowed a run in 1.2 innings vs. Abilene Christian, striking out two … Worked an inning at Dallas Baptist, allowing a hit and an unearned run … Tossed a perfect inning in UTA's 18-1 win at Appalachian State, fanning two … Struck out two and got two outs vs. Little Rock … Allowed a pair of runs in an inning at ULM, striking out one … Worked a shutout inning at Arkansas State, striking out one.
Appeared in eight games in relief, owning a 5.19 ERA … Tossed 8.2 innings, allowing five walks and striking out seven … Worked in four conference games, allowing two earned runs in five innings, not issuing a walk and striking out four … Inherited three runners, allowing two to score … Allowed one hit and fanned three vs. TCU … Worked 2.2 shutout innings in relief vs. Georgia State in a 18-14 comeback win that saw the Mavs rally from down 10 runs … Allowed just two hits and struck out two vs. GSU.
Played at MacArthur High School … Earned first-team all-district honors in baseball and football … Had a 1.08 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP, while adding a .392 average … Was named ESPN Athlete of the Month in May of 2013 … Played summer baseball for the Dallas Dodgers.
Son of Chris and Karla Austin … Born on Aug. 21, 1996 … Has a pair of brothers, Trevor (23) and Jared … Father wrestled collegiately.
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