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ARLINGTON, Texas -- A year after winning the Sun Belt Conference Western Division Championship, UTA baseball has released its 2018 schedule, featuring 27 games at Clay Gould Ballpark, it was announced by Coach Darin Thomas on Thursday afternoon.
"We are excited to announce our 2018 schedule," Thomas, the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year, said. "It is important when building a schedule to find opportunities to challenge our student-athletes in non-conference play before the league schedule. This schedule will be a great test for us and we are eager to get in front of our fans at Clay Gould Ballpark in the spring."
The Mavs will host 27 total games at Clay Gould Ballpark, including five weekends in Sun Belt play and a rugged midweek schedule that includes TCU, Minnesota, Sa Houston State, Dallas Baptist and Oklahoma.
UTA will open its 2018 schedule with a three-game series at Clay Gould Ballpark with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Feb. 16-18).
The Mavs will open their midweek schedule with the first of three games with TCU, traveling to face the Frogs on Feb. 20, before hitting the road for a three-game test in Stephen F. Austin's tournament, with games against the host Jacks and South Dakota State and Bradley.
UTA's annual game at Globe Life Ballpark in Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers, is on March 6 at 7 p.m. CT. Last season, UTA posted a 5-1 win over No. 4 Texas Tech at Globe Life.
UTA's final non-conference weekend will consist of a three-game series at Wichita State (March 2-4), before the Mavs face off with Texas A&M (March 13) in College Station. UTA returns from its Tuesday tilt at Texas A&M to host Minnesota at 6:30 p.m. on March 14 in its final non-conference test before league play.
Georgia State (March 16-18) opens the UTA conference schedule at Clay Gould, with UTA wrapping up a five-game homestand with Abilene Christian on March 20.
UTA hits the road for its league road lidlifter at Little Rock (March 23-25), before welcoming Sam Houston State (March 27) to Clay Gould. UTA's series with ULM (March 29-31) consists of a Thursday-Friday-Saturday schedule. The Mavs kick off a five-game road swing with a midweek test at ACU (April 3), before traveling to face Louisiana (April 6-8) and wrapping up its series with TCU on April 10 in Fort Worth.
The Mavs host Arkansas State (April 13-15) and Dallas Baptist (April 17) before traveling to face a stiff test at Georgia Southern (April 20-22). UTA will break from its seven-game road swing with a midweek tilt vs. Oklahoma (April 24), before traveling to face Troy (April 27-29) and Dallas Baptist (May 1).
Appalachian State (May 4-6) comes to Clay Gould for three games before the Mavs travel to Mobile, Ala., to face powerhouse South Alabama (May 11-13) in its road regular-season finale. UTA will host Nicholls State (May 15) in its non-conference finale before welcoming Texas State (May 17-19) for the regular-season finale.
The Sun Belt Conference Championships, hosted by Louisiana, are May 22-27, with the NCAA Tournament Regional round held from June 1-4 at campus sites.
The Mavs return a bevy of talent from its 2017 roster, including all-conference selections in catcher Will Olson, first baseman/DH Omar Salinas, and right-handed pitchers Daniel James and Trae Patterson. UTA went 20-10 in conference play last year to win the western division, with Thomas named Sun Belt Coach of the Year.
HOW TO BUY TICKETS
Full season and single-game tickets to attend UTA baseball and softball events will be on sale on Friday, Dec. 8 through the UTA Box Office in person or by calling (817) 272-8585 and online through UTATickets.com. Season tickets are available for as low as $75 for softball and $75 for baseball. Single-game tickets begin at $6, while tickets for Feb. 27th’s date vs. TCU and April 24 vs. OU begin at $10. Tickets for UTA’s matchup against Baylor at Globe Life Park on March 6 are $12. UTA students and faculty staff tickets are available for just $5 for a single game or at a reduced rate for season tickets. Visit UTATickets.com for detailed information.
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For up-to-date news, photos, videos and updates you can follow UTA sports program online at UTAMavs.com or via any of several social media accounts on Twitter @UTAMavs, Instagram @UTAMavs, Snapchat @UTAMavs and Facebook at UTArlingtonAthletics. Follow UTA baseball on Twitter @UTArlingtonBSB and on Facebook at UTArlingtonBaseball.
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