UTA (30-23, 20-9 Sun Belt Conference) 12, Texas State (26-29, 12-17 Sun Belt) 5
Friday, May 19, 2017
Bobcat Ballpark • San Marcos, Texas
Team Records and Series Notes
• UTA is 30-23 and 20-9 in the Sun Belt Conference. Texas State is 26-29, 12-17 in the Sun Belt.
• Texas State leads the all-time series with UTA, 64-44, including a 31-16 mark in games played in San Marcos.
• The series will conclude on Saturday at 1 p.m. CT at Bobcat Ballpark.
• UTA is 17-7 in road games, a program record win total on the road.
• The win clinches UTA's first division title since claiming the Western Athletic Conference in 2013.
• UTA posted its 25th all-time 30-win season and its sixth under Coach Darin Thomas.
• UTA's 30 win season in consecutive years marks a first since 2013-14.
• UTA's 20 conference wins sets a new UTA record, passing the previous mark of 19 wins in 2014, 2010 and 2009.
• UTA is 12-2 vs. conference opponents on the road, breaking the school record for road wins in a season in conference play, passing 11-win road seasons in 2013 and 2010.
• The Mavs are 18-8 when scoring first and 12-3 when scoring in the first inning.
• UTA is 24-18 vs. a right-handed starting pitcher.
• The Mavs are 6-1 in their orange and white uniform combination.
• UTA is 5-3 when hitting multiple homers.
• UTA is 11-5 on Fridays.
• UTA is 14-13 in night games.
• UTA is 4-6 in May and 28-16 since March.
• UTA hit a season high three homers.
• The Mavs turned their 48th double play of the year.
• UTA head coach Darin Thomas has a 296-277 all-time record in his 10th year.
• UTA is 108-2 over the last four years when holding an eighth-inning lead, including 30-0 in 2017 and in 31 consecutive.
• Senior LF Quintin Rohrbaugh made his team-high 111th consecutive start.
o Rohrbaugh has reched base safely in 101 of his 111 career starts and in 50 of his 53 starts in 2017.
• Junior RHP Trae Patterson made his 14th start in his 15th appearance.
o UTA is 8-6 in Patterson's starts and he is 7-3 on the year.
o Patterson had his streak snapped of 17.1 consecutive inning pitched without allowing an earned run in the fourth inning.
• Junior 1B Omar Salinas has reached base safely in 44 of 48 career starts.
o Salinas is 8-for-10 in the series with three homers.
o Salinas has 21 two-out hits.
o Salinas has three two-homer games in 2017.
o Salinas homered for the second consecutive game and for the 10th time in 2017.
o Salinas is the first UTA player to hit double-digit homers in a single season since Greg McCall belted 11 in 2014.
• Sophomore C Will Olson has reached base safely in 46 of his 55 starts in 2017 and in 41 of his 44 starts in 2017.
o Olson doubled for the eighth time.
• Sophomore CF Noah Vaughan singled on a 2-2 pitch in the second inning and has reached base safely in 77 of his 92 career starts and in 41 of his 52 starts in 2017.
o Vaughan belted his career high seventh homer of the year and the ninth of his career.
o Vaughan tripled for the third time in 2017 and the fifth time in his career.
o Vaughan had a career high four RBI.
• Junior SS RJ Williams singled into the gap in the second inning and has reached base safely in 120 of his 147 career starts and in 38 of his 47 starts in 2017.
• Junior 2B Christian Hollie hung his fourth career sac fly and the third of 2017.
o After a sixth-inning walk, Hollie has reached base safely in 96 of his 121 career starts and in 19 of 25 starts in 2017.
• Junior RF Aaron Funk has reached base safely in 28 of his 35 career starts and in 27 of 34 starts in 2017.
• Senior 3B Brady Cox has reached base safely in 135 of his 170 career starts and in 38 of his 50 starts in 2017.
• Senior RHP Austin Gardner pitched in his team-leading 27th game of the year and the 35th of his career.
o Gardner has inherited 20 runners, allowing only five to score.
• Senior Colton Turner hit his first homer of the year and the fifth of his two-year career.
• Junior 2B Easton Johnson hung his first caree sac fly.
• Junior RHP Daniel James worked in his 20th game of the year and the team-high 63rd of his career.
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