May 13, 2013
UT Arlington at TCU/Sacramento State
UTA Probable Starters
Tuesday at TCU: Chad Nack (4-4, 7.85 ERA)
Thursday at Sacramento State: Brad Vachon (6-4, 3.03 ERA)
Friday at Sacramento State: Zach Thompson (5-4, 5.43 ERA)
Saturday at Sacramento State: TBA
ARLINGTON, Texas - UT Arlington finishes the regular season with four road games this week, including the final non-conference matchup and last Western Athletic conference series. The Mavericks are at TCU on Tuesday and open up a three-game set Thursday at Sacramento State.
UT Arlington (27-24) is facing the Horned Frogs for the third time this season, having dropped the previous two meetings.
"Tuesday is a big day, but we're more concerned right now with conference because we're not going to get an at-large bid," UT Arlington coach Darin Thomas said. "We owe [TCU]. They've beaten us a couple of times."
The Mavericks go into weekend series at Sacramento State with a shot at claiming the regular-season WAC title. UT Arlington is second in the league at 15-9, two games back of conference leader CSU Bakersfield. The Roadrunners (17-7) finish with San Jose State.
"We're a little a little more focused with WAC play, because that's something we have a chance at controlling our own fate," Thomas said.
UTA has clinched a berth in the 2013 WAC Tournament, which begins April 22 at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie.
The Mavericks' two losses against TCU were March 19 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (5-4) and April 16 at Clay Gould Ballpark (11-4). UT Arlington is 1-8 on Tuesdays this season and 2-7 against the Big 12.
UT Arlington is facing Sacramento State for the first time. The Mavs are playing just their second series in the Pacific Time Zone, the first coming earlier this season at Seattle U. Sacramento State is one game behind UTA in the WAC standings at 14-10.