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
- 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.