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
Had a strong sophomore season as an everyday starter, hitting .260 (56-for-215) with eight doubles, four triples, seven homers and 41 RBI … Made 27 starts in center, 18 in right and two in leftfield, also making seven starts at first base … Had a .318 on-base percentage and a .326 slugging percentage … Owned a 19-54 walk-strikeout ratio … Led the team in triples and stolen bases (11) … In Sun Belt play, hit .303 (36-for-119) with five doubles, four triples, three homers and 29 RBI, stealing nine bases in nine attempts … Hit .208 in non-conference games … Batted .219 at home and .299 on the road … Batted .307 in games that UTA won and .208 in UTA losses … Batted .266 with runners on base and .247 with runners in scoring position, owning 21 two-out hits and a team-high 23 two-out RBI … Reached base as the leadoff hitter 44 percent of the time … Belted a homer in UTA's season opener … Went 3-for-4 in the middle game vs. Louisiana Tech with his second blast of the year … Belted third homer and drove in three at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the second game of the series … Went 1-for-2 with a ringing double and a pair of walks in a win over No. 4 Texas Tech in UTA's game at Globe Life Ballpark in Arlington … Hit a homer in the conference opener at Georgia State as the Mavs clawed back from a four-run first inning hole … Hit homer and went 3-for-4 vs. Georgia Southern in the second game … Belted a homer and had two hits at Dallas Baptist … Went 3-for-5 with a triple and walk in UTA's series opener vs. Appalachian State … Had a season-best 4-for-5 game with four RBI, a triple, walk, stolen base and homer in UTA's win at Texas State to clinch the Sun Belt Western Division.
Played in 52 games with 40 starts, hitting .270 (38-for-141) with 19 runs, five doubles, two triples, two homers and 19 RBI … Drew 15 walks, got hit by six pitches and struck out 29 times … Stole 6-of-10 bases … Had a .376 slugging and a .362 on-base percentage … In Sun Belt play, hit .289 (24-for-83) in 29 games and 26 starts, with three doubles, two triples, one homer and 10 RBI, stealing three bases … Hit .310 with two outs, driving in 10 two-out runs … Had 10 multi-hit and five multi-RBI games … Ran up an eight-game hitting streak … Made eight starts at first base, two in leftfield, 27 in rightfield and three as the DH … Reached base safely in 31 of 40 games started … Got first career hit with a 1-for-2 game off the bench at Louisiana Tech … Belted first career home run in a two-RBI game vs. Texas A&M Corpus-Christi … Went 3-for-4 with three RBI, a double and a triple vs. Arkansas State … Drew three walks at Georgia State.
Hit .400 with three homers and 25 RBI as a senior at College Park High School … The Montgomery County Offensive MVP … A first-team all-district and all-count selection as a senior … Named second-team all-district as a sophomore and junior … Played summer baseball for the San Jose Gators and the Houston Heat.
Son of Chris and Donna Vaughan … Has a brother, Tyler (21), who played baseball for a season at Weatherford Junior College … Is majoring in real estate … Born in Orlando, Fla.
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