UTA (24-17, 14-5 Sun Belt) 5, No. 20 Louisiana (27-15-1, 13-5-1 Sun Belt) 4
Friday, April 28, 2017
Clay Gould Ballpark Arlington, Texas
Team Records and Series Notes
UTA is 24-17, 14-5 in the Sun Belt Conference. Louisiana is 27-15-1, 13-5-1 in the Sun Belt.
Louisiana leads the all-time series with UTA, 29-16 including a 10-7 mark in games played in Arlington. LA has won 12 of the last 15 games in the series.
The series will conclude on Sunday with a doubleheader, starting at 11 a.m. CT at Clay Gould Ballpark.
The Mavs turned their 41st double play of the year.
UTA's six-game winning streak is its longest since 2014, a 10-game stretch.
UTA has picked off four runners.
UTA is 12-10 when its opponent scores first and 7-6 when allowing its opponent to score in the first inning.
The Mavs are 9-12 at Clay Gould Ballpark.
UTA is 6-4 vs. home conference opponents.
UTA is 11-9 in night games.
The Mavs are 20-13 vs. a right-handed starting pitcher.
UTA is 9-4 on Fridays.
UTA is 10-3 in April.
The Mavs are 3-3 vs. top-25 opponents.
UTA is 7-3 in all-white uniforms.
UTA head coach Darin Thomas has a 290-271 all-time record in his 10th year.
UTA is 102-2 over the last four years when holding an eighth-inning lead, including 24-0 in 2017 and in 25 consecutive.
UTA is 6-5 in one-run games and 11-8 in one or two-run games.
Senior LF Quintin Rohrbaugh made his team-high 99th consecutive start.
o Rohrbaugh has reached base safely in 91 of 99 career starts and in 39 of 40 starts in 2017.
o Rohrbaugh has reached base safely in a team-leading 34 straight games.
Senior RHP Kadon Simmons made his 12th outing of the year and the 11th start of 2017
o Simmons has appeared in 28 games with 26 starts.
o Simmons is 7-2 in 2017 and 16-6 in his career.
o UTA is 15-9 in his career starts and 7-3 in 2017.
o Simmons picked off his first career base runner.
Freshman DH Zac Cook has reached base safely in 13 of 15 starts.
o Cook collected his fourth two-out hit and his third two-out RBI.
o Cook had his third career multi-hit game and his second career game with three or more hits.
Sophomore CF Noah Vaughan has reached base safely in 67 of 80 career starts and in 31 of 40 starts in 2017.
o Vaughan has a team-high six-game hitting streak.
o Vaughan ripped his seventh double of the year and the 12th of his career.
o Vaughan hit what would be his seventh homer of the year in the fifth inning but passed the baserunner on the bases, with the ball scored a single and Vaughan out at first.
o Vaughan has driven in eight runs over two games this week that did not count.
o Vaughan drove in his fifth game-winning RBI and his third consecutive game with the game-winning RBI for the Mavs.
Junior SS RJ Williams has reached base safely in 109 of 135 career starts and 27 of 35 starts in 2017.
o Williams was hit by his seventh pitch of the year and the 23rd of his career.
o Williams passed Michael Choice (2008-10) and JM Twichell (2012-14) for sixth in UTA career history in HBP.
Junior 2B Easton Johnson has reached base safely in 29 of his 36 starts.
o Johnson was hit by his first two career pitches.
Sophomore C Will Olson has reached base safely in 34 of 42 career starts and in 29 of 31 starts in 2017.
o Olson was hit by his ninth pitch of the year and the 10th of his career.
Senior 3B Brady Cox has reached base safely in 125 of his 157 career starts and in 29 of 39 starts in 2017.
o Cox has eight two-out hits and four two-out RBI.
Junior 1B Omar Salinas has reached base safely in 35 of his 37 starts.
o Salinas doubled for the fifth time.
Sophomore RF Aaron Funk has reached base safely in 22 of 24 career starts and in 21 of 23 starts in 2017.
Junior LHP Adam Meyer worked in his 18th game of the year and the 30th of his career.
o Meyer has inherited 14 runners in 2017, allowing five to score.
Senior RHP Austin Gardner pitched in his 20th game of the year - a team-high and the 32nd of his career.
o Gardner has worked five consecutive shutout outings, spanning 11 consecutive innings.
o In 14 relief outings in weekend games in 2017, Gardner has allowed three runs in 18.1 innings.
Sophomore CF Phil Berthiaume stole his second base of the year.
Junior RHP Daniel James pitched in his 14th game of the year and the 57th of his career, a team-high.
o James has a career-high 11 saves in 11 chances and 14 saves in his three-year career.
o James ranks third in UTA single-season history in saves and fifth in UTA career history.
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