BASEBALL RELEASES 2007 SCHEDULE
A 31-game home schedule that includes games against 2006 NCAA Tournament participants Baylor, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and TCU highlight the 2007 UT Arlington baseball scheduled released by head coach Jeff Curtis on Thursday.
The season will get underway on Feb. 6, 2007 when UTA takes on Texas at Dell Diamond in Round Rock. The Mavs open their home schedule on Feb. 9 as they begin a three-game set against Louisiana Tech. On Feb. 16-18, the Mavs will host the UTA Invitational which features Illinois State, Nebraska and New Mexico. After a road trip to Texas A&M on the 20th, the Mavs head to Frisco for three games at Dr. Pepper/7-Up Ballpark against Gonzaga, Missouri State and Houston.
Fans will have ample opportunity to catch the Mavs in March as seven of the first games during the month are played at home. After playing at Dallas Baptist on March 1, the Mavs play Northwestern and New Mexico State at home on March 2-3. Oklahoma State comes to town for a midweek game on March 6 before Illinois makes their second trip to Arlington in the last three seasons on March 9-11. UTA closes out the homestand with its first game against Mississippi State on March 13.
The Southland Conference season will get underway on March 16 as the Mavs travel to take on Lamar. UTA will face Texas State at home on the 23rd-25th before closing out the month at Sam Houston State.
The month of April begins with a pair of home conference series against Texas-San Antonio and 2006 regular season champion, McNeese State, before a road trip to Southeastern Louisiana and homestand with Northwestern State. Mixed in to the conference schedule are a road game at Baylor (April 17) and visit from Oklahoma (April 24).
The Mavs start the month of May on the road with a game at OU on May 1 and a three-game series at Nicholls State on May 4-6. UTA closes out its home schedule on May 11-13 against Stephen F. Austin. The final non-conference game of the season is an 11 a.m. contest with crosstown rival TCU on May 15. The Mavs end the regular season on May 17-19 on the road against conference newcomer Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
UTA will try and defend its conference tournament championship at the 2007 SLC tournament, hosted by Northwestern State, on May 23-26.
The Mavs finished the 2006 season with an overall record of 29-26 and a 16-12 mark in conference play. UTA captured the conference tournament championship and advanced the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in school history.