April 25, 2003
ARLINGTON, Texas...Trailing by one run in the bottom of the eighth inning, The University of Texas at Arlington rallied for three runs to come from behind and defeated Louisiana-Monroe 4-2 Friday evening at Clay Gould Ballpark.
Chris Taylor started the eighth inning with a triple off the left field wall. With one out Hunter Pence drew a four pitch walk. After two unsuccessful safety squeeze attempts, Scott Williams roped a 1-2 pitch down the left field line to score Taylor from third and Pence from first. The Mavs added an insurance run in the eighth as Paul Bruder delivered a RBI single to right field for his second RBI of the game.
ULM (21-18, 9-9 SLC) got on the board in the first inning as Jack Skaggs started the game with a single through the left side. Joey Wolfe followed with a RBI double to left center field. Starter Aaron Pullin settled in after that as he struck out the side to minimized the damage.
The Mavericks (27-18, 15-4 SLC) tied the game up in the seventh inning as Bruder started the inning by hitting a 1-0 pitch over the left field wall for his third home run of the season to tie the game.
The Indians regained the lead in the eighth inning as Jerad Doty started the inning with bunt single down the third base line. Following a sacrifice bunt, Daniel Raymond hit a RBI single to left field.
Pullin (7-1) picked up the victory by allowing two runs on nine hits in eight innings of work with three strikeouts. Justin Lensch (5-4) took the loss by giving up four runs on eight hits in 7.2 innings.
Bruder, Baker and Deevers each collected two hits for UTA, while Bruder and Williams each drove in two.
The Mavericks and Indians return to the diamond tomorrow afternoon for the second game of the series at Clay Gould Ballpark. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. with the official stadium dedication ceremony set for 2 p.m. at the main entranceway