MAVS RUN-RULED IN FINAL HOME GAME
May 13, 2007
ARLINGTON, Texas - Stephen F. Austin scored at least one run in five of the first six innings and eased their way to series victory with a 14-4, seven inning, victory over UT Arlington Sunday afternoon at Clay Gould Ballpark. This weekend marked the first time since March 18, 2000 that the conference mercy-rule was enforced against the Mavs twice in one weekend series.
The Jacks (28-24, 15-12 SLC) got on the board in the first inning as Steven Hill collected a two-out single off the glove of the pitcher and went to second on a wild pitch. Chris Smith drove in the runner with a single through the left side.
SFA added to its lead in the third as a fielder's choice and a walk to Hill put two runners on and Jared Pitts delivered a two-run triple off the wall in right field.
The offensive assault continued for SFA in the fourth as they sent 11 players to the plate and got home runs Noel Trevino and Kevin Crabtree in the seven-run inning.
Another run scored for the Jacks in the fifth as Kevin Croft started the inning with a double to right center and scored on a fielding error by the second baseman.
The Jacks would push the lead to two touchdowns in the sixth on RBI singles from Trevino and Gardner and an RBI double from pinch hitter Justin Roland.
UTA (13-36, 4-23 SLC) finally found some offense in the seventh as Ben Burum singled to right center, David Masters singled through the left side and Collin Garner singled to left field to load the bases with one out. RJ Harris drove in a run with a sacrifice fly to left and Kyle Rudy followed with a two-run double to left field. Danny Slinkman would drive in the fourth run of the inning with a double into the gap in right center.
Eamonn Donovan (0-4) took the loss after surrendering seven runs on eight hits in three innings. Erich Lehmann (8-2) picked up the victory after giving up four runs on nine hits in 6.2 innings.
The Mavs return to action on May 15 as they take on TCU at 6:30 p.m. at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth.