May 27, 2005
NATHCITOCHES, La. - The 2005 baseball season came to an end for Texas-Arlington on Friday afternoon as the Mavs gave up four runs in the fourth inning and dropped a 8-3 decision to Lamar at the 2005 BellSouth Southland Conference Tournament at Brown-Stroud Field.
The Mavs got the offense rolling with two outs in the third inning as Brock Wilson singled up the middle. Nathan Warrick followed with his 14th bunt base hit of the season and Daniel Macha's ball back through the box was knocked down by the shortstop to load the bases. Ryan Nelson drove in the run by drawing a five-pitch walk.
LU answered with four runs of their own in the home half of the fourth. Michael Ambort started things with an opposite field double and scored on Adrian Cantu's single down the right field line. After a bunt base hit and a groundout, Jeremy Gray drove in two runs with a double to left center and scored on Chase Richards' single to left center.
UTA got a run back in the fifth as Warrick doubled to left center and scored on two straight wild pitches, all with two outs.
The Cardinals broke the game open in the seventh as Ambort delivered a two-run home run to right center and Gray had a run-producing single to right center.
UTA got a run back in the eighth as Macha ripped a double just inside the bag at third and scored on a Boomer Welles sacrifice fly to right field.
LU manufactured a run in the eighth as Lambeth was hit by a pitch and came around to score on an Ambort sacrifice fly.
Dillon Gee (5-8) took the loss as he allowed four runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings of work. He struck out two and walked four. Scott Vander Weg (4-4) picked up the victory as he allowed three runs on seven hits in the complete-game victory.
Macha led the Mavs offense with three hits, including a double and a triple. Warrick added two hits and scored a run.