Feb. 18, 2014
By Taylor Wright | UTAMavs.com
WACO, Texas – UT Arlington baseball fell to Baylor 5-2 in Waco on Tuesday night and moved to 0-4 on the year.
Greg McCall and Derek Miller each had RBIs to lead the UTA offense. Runs were scored by Peter Cuomo and Brady Cox, who recorded his first career start as a Maverick. Miller, Cox and Matt Shortall, the top of the lineup against Baylor, as well as pinch hitter Ryan Bottger, recorded the only UT Arlington hits in the game.
Starting pitcher Brad Vachon fell to 0-2 after allowing three runs, two earned, on seven hits with four strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched. Five Mavs pitched in relief with the longest showing coming from TJ Whidby, who went 1.1 innings with two walks and a strikeout.
UT Arlington's bats showed up early against the Bears, plating a run in the first frame on a sacrifice fly from McCall. Baylor responded in the bottom of the second with a two-out double to bring home a runner who reached on an error.
The game stayed locked at 1-1 until the fifth when Miller brought home Cuomo with a double to left-center to break the tie. Baylor loaded up the bases with one out in the bottom of the sixth before a single up the middle plated two Bears to put the Mavericks down 3-2.
A wild pitch from Keegan Hucul, on in relief for Chad Nack, with the bases loaded led to another Baylor run. The Bears extended their lead to 5-2 with a sacrifice fly.
UT Arlington went down in order in the top of the eighth. The Mavericks stranded runners on second and third to end the game.
The Mavericks return to the field in their first road series of the season in Lake Charles, La. this upcoming weekend. UTA will face McNeese State at 6 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
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