March 29, 2003
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA...The University of Texas at Arlington took care of business early as they plated seven runs in the first inning on their way to a 17-0 victory over Nicholls State (15-15, 1-7) Saturday afternoon
The Mavericks (18-13, 7-1) broke the game open from the outset as Kasey Baker led off the game with a base on balls. Chris Taylor followed with a single to center field. Ryan Roberts followe with an RBI single back through the box. Hunter Pence score Taylor with a sacrifice fly to left field. Dan Dody singeld through the left side to score Roberts with the third run. Paul Bruder kept the offense going with a double to right center field scoring Dody. Robby Deevers laced a single back up the middle for the sixth run and Baker plated the seventh run of the inning with a single throught the left side.
UTA struck again in the third inning as Baker belted a double down the left filed line scoring Scott Williams who had been hit by a pitch and stole second base.
The Mavs added another run in the fourth inning as Pence blasted a solo home run over the center field wall.
UTA added three more runs in the fifth inning as Williams walked and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Dustin Bozarth delivered a single to right field to score Williams. Baker followed with a double down the left field line advancing Bozarth to third. Bozarth would come home to score on a wild pitch. Taylor plate Baker with the 12th run of the game with s single to center field.
The Mav bats struck again in the sixth as Bruder worked a one out walk and Deevers followed with a single through the left side. Williams singled back through the box to score Bruder. Spencer Dean blooped a pinch hit single to left center field to score Deevers and Aaron Batlle delivered a pinch hit sacrifice fly to right field.
Ricky Stover (4-0) earned the win by pitching seven shutout innings allowing only six hits and striking out six. David Bourg (2-4) took the loss by allowing seven runs, five earned, on six hits in two-thirds of an inning.
Baker, Dody and Deevers led the offense with three hits apiece. Baker extended his hit streak to 18-games. Deevers knocked in three runs and Baker and Pence each knocked in two.
The same two teams will close out the three game series tomorrow afternoon with a 1 p.m. matinee at Ray E. Didiier Field.