March 3, 2006
HONOLULU, Hawai'i - Designated hitter Adam Moore hit his third home run of the tournament and drove in two runs, but it was not enough as Texas-Arlington fell 5-3 to #11 Arkansas at the First Hawai'i Title Rainbow Tournament at Les Murakami Stadium.
The Mavs (4-10) got on the board in the first inning as Daniel Rieder started the game with a single to left center. David McLeod followed with a base on balls before Moore drove in Rieder with a double through the left side. David Newby drove in the second run of the inning with a groundout to second base.
UA (12-1) got a run back in the home half of the first as Chris Hollensworth started the inning with a double to right center and James Ewing was hit by a pitch. After a flyout, Wayne Hrozek drove in a run with a single up the middle before the Mavs got out of the inning on a 5-4-3 double play off the bat of Clint Arnold.
The Hogs tied the game in the second inning as Brian Walker drew a one-out walk and advanced to second on a failed pickoff attempt. Stephen Robison drove in the run with a single to center field.
A pair of doubles in the fourth gave UA its first lead of the game. With one out, Blake Parker ripped a double just inside the bag at third and then scored on Walker's double into the gap in right center.
The lead grew to three runs in the fifth inning as Ewing blooped a single to right field and Hamblin followed with a two-run home run to left center.
UTA got a run back in the eighth as Moore hit his third home run of tournament over the left field wall for a solo shot.
Austin Bridges (2-2) was saddled with the loss as he allowed five runs, four earned, on nine hits in 4.1 innings of work. Nathan Long came out of the bullpen and shut down the Hogs as he did not allow a hit and struck out two in 3.2 innings of relief. Shaun Seibert (2-0) earned the victory as he allowed two runs on four hits, with five strikeouts, in five innings of work.
The Mavs and Hogs will play again tomorrow at 2 p.m. CST.