April 28, 2012
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – UT Arlington's offense was held in check in Saturday afternoon's 3-0 loss to Stephen F. Austin at Jaycees Field.
The Mavericks can still win the Southland Conference series in Sunday's 1 p.m. rubber match. UTA (27-16, 14-9) won the Friday series opener 4-2.
Lumberjacks pitcher Cameron Gann pitched six shutout innings, as the Mavericks were held scoreless for only the second time this season. UTA, with only six hits, didn't do itself any favors on the bases with a runner thrown out home and another picked off second.
Stephen F. Austin (17-26, 10-13) got to UTA starter Zach Thompson early, getting three hits in the first inning to get a run across. But the Mavericks avoided further damage with an inning-ending double play with a SFA runner at third.
UTA had a chance to get that run back in the third. Brent Bollinger singled and Walker doubled to put runners in scoring position with one out.
Derek Miller followed with a fly ball to medium depth down the right-field line. Bollinger tagged and was thrown out at the plate in a stand-up collision with SFA catcher Jarid Scarafiotti.
The Lumberjacks also had a runner at third with one out in the third when a lazy fly lofted into right. For the second straight day, Preston Beck gunned down a potential run at home.
Beck had a potential home run in the sixth knocked down by the prevailing wind in right. The Mavericks did get two aboard with Jordan Vaughn up, but the senior first baseman popped up to end the threat.
Boydston did help the Mavericks stay close. The left-handed reliever pitched four innings of scoreless baseball.