BSB: UTA 5, No. 20 Louisiana 4 - Postgame Notes

April 28, 2017

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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
Postgame Notes

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.

Team Notes
• 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.

Individual Notes
• 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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