Bullpen fires 8.0 solid inning in Baseball's 7-6 win

April 26, 2011

Final Stats

HOUSTON, Tex. - Brian Nephew went 4-for-5 with a double, a run and an RBI and UT Arlington beat Houston Baptist 7-6 Tuesday afternoon at Husky Stadium.

Greg McCall, who had three RBI on the day, broke a 6-6 tie in the seventh with a two-out, RBI single to right field. His hit scored Preston Beck and the Mavericks held on for the win.

Stephen Krolick earned his first win of the season, throwing 2.0 innings while allowing one run.

Brody Walker threw 2.0 perfect frames and Michael Morales came on to earn his second save of the season.

Michael Oberto also threw 3.0 innings, allowing one run and striking out three.

"I thought the bullpen did a phenomenal job," UTA coach Darin Thomas said. "That was your ballgame right there. We give up two runs over the final 8.0 innings and that was huge. It really gave us a chance to win."

Ryan Walker and Nick Orr led off the game with doubles to left-center field. Orr's double drove in Walker to put the Mavericks on the board. Greg McCall later added another extra-base hit with an RBI triple down the right-field line.

Brian Nephew and Jordan Vaughn added RBI singles in the four-run first.

The Huskies (10-28) tied the game in the bottom of the inning with the help of Jacob Gonzalez' three-run triple.



UTA (24-18) reclaimed the lead in the third. McCall drove in a run on a fielder's choice and Vaughn added another RBI hit, scoring Chad Comer.

However, the Huskies came back with a run in the third and another in the fifth. That set the stage for McCall in the seventh.

After the two-run frame in the third, the Mavs managed just one more run the rest of the way.

"I thought we allowed our swings to get really long and we hit way too many easy flyballs. Way too many," Thomas said. "That is not going to work in conference games. We have to change our approach and stop giving away at-bats."

UT Arlington continues its eight-game roadtrip this weekend when it travels to Stephen F. Austin. Friday's first pitch is set for 3 p.m. at Jaycees Field.


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