MAVERIKCS GIVE UP LEAD LATE IN 6-4 LOSS TO PATRIOTS
April 1, 2003
ARLINGTON, Texas...The University of Texas at Arlington gave up five runs in the seventh inning and committed four errors as Dallas Baptist came into Clay Gould Ballpark and handed the Mavericks a 6-4 defeat Tuesday evening.
The Mavericks got on the board in the third inning as Jonathan Bosnick ledoff with a single back through the middle. Dustin Bozarth laid down a sacrifice bunt and Kasey Baker hit a ground ball to the right side moving Bosnick to third. A wild pitch by Lance Broadway allowed Bosnick to score. Aaron Batlle continued the rally with two outs as he singled back through the box and Ryan Roberts was hit by a pitch for the second straight at-bat. Hunter Pence loaded the bases with a bouncer over the mound. Chris Taylor plated two runners with a single through the right side. The second wild pitch of the inning by Broadway allowed Pence to score from third.
The Patriots got a run back in the fourth as with runners on second and third with two outs, John Schindler delivered a run producing single to center field and Robby Deevers gunned down Greg Lindsey trying to score from second.
DBU took the lead in the seventh as they batted around and put five runs on the board with three hits, one walk, two hit batters and one Maverick error.
Jef Gilmore (5-4) earned the victory by pitching four scoreless innings allowing four hits and striking out five. Michael Garza (1-2) took the loss by allowing five runs, three earned, on two hits, one walk and one hit batter in two innings of work.
Batlle collected three hits and Pence had two hits for UTA, while Baker stretched his hitting streak to 20-games with his single to lead off the first inning.
The Mavericks return to Southland Conference action on Friday, April 4, as they welcome the Cowboys of McNeese State to Clay Gould Ballpark for a three-game set. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.