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
- 2017 First-team All-Sun Belt Conference (DH)
First-team All-Sun Belt Conference DH … Led the team in average (.333), doubles (11), hits (65), runs (45), homers (11), RBI (44), walks (33), slugging (.559) and on-base percentage (.439) … Was hit by six pitches and struck out just 31 times … Had three sac flies and stole 2-of-3 bases … Hung three sac flies … In conference play, hit .366 with six doubles, 10 homers and 31 RBI, owning a 17-12 walk-strikeout ratio with two sac flies … Batted .286 in home games, .375 in road games, .299 in day games, .375 in night games, .378 in games won and .274 in games lost … Hit four homers and had 20 hits in 12 games in May … Batted .333 with runners on base, reached base safely as the leadoff hitter in 45 percent of his chances and hit .302 with runners in scoring position … Drove in the runner at third with less than two outs in 70 percent of his chances … Had 21 two-out hits, hitting .356, with 11 two-out RBI … Collected 17 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games … Had a team-long 10-game hitting streak, ending the year on a four-game streak … Made 31 starts at first base and 19 as the DH … Went 1-for-4 with a walk in the season lidlifter vs. SEMO … Belted first homer in a conference opening win at Georgia State, driving in four runs with a double … Had three-hit games in consecutive outings, vs. Georgia Southern and at Dallas Baptist … Went 2-for-3 with five RBI and two homers vs. Troy … Had second two-homer game of the year at ULM … Hit four homers in four games from March 28 to April 1 … Went 4-for-5 with three RBI and two doubles at Arkansas State … Had consecutive four-hit games at Texas State, belting three homers in the stretch … Scored four runs on May 19 at Texas State.
Junior College (2015-16)
Named second team NJCAA All-America designated hitter … 2016 first team NTJCAC all-conference selection … Played in 51 games for the Rebels in 2016, hitting .444 with 11 home runs, 59 RBI, 58 runs scored and 10 doubles … Only struck out 16 times with 27 walks and 189 at-bats … Hit .376 as a freshman in 2015 with nine home runs and 48 RBI in 50 games.
Hit .475 as a senior for the Colts, breaking former UTA Maverick Hunter Pence's school record at AHS … Also posted sub-2.00 ERA on the mound in leading the Colts to a second-place finish in a deep and difficult District 3-5A.
Son of Maria Aguilar and Andres Salinas … Plans to be an accounting major.