Aileen Garcia and Reagan Wright provided the big hits for UTA in a pair of wins on Friday afternoon.
The victory gave first-year UTA skipper Peejay Brun her first-career win at the NCAA Division I level.
UTA takes on Syracuse in the opener at 9:30 a.m. and No. 8 LSU at 5 p.m. on ESPN3.
UTA returns all but one from its 2017 outfield lineup, and starting spots are still up for grabs for 2018.
UTA moved to 5-0 as it heads into its final fall exhibition contest on Saturday against Tarleton State
AS A SOPHOMORE (2017): One of three Mavs to start all 60 games ... 2017 NFCA Scholar Athlete... Featured a .302 batting average with 55 hits, 34 runs (9th in UTA single-season history), 6 doubles, 5 triples (5th in single-season history) to go with a .423 slugging percentage ... Was 13-of-17 in stolen base attempts ... Knocked two home runs, one inside the park and one to tie the game on 2 outs of the SBC Tournament elimination game.
AS A FRESHMAN (2016): Started all 49 games at shortstop ... Scored 39 runs, placing her ninth on the Mavs' single-season runs list ... Third on the team in batting average (.324), hits (48) and on-base percentage (.408) ... Tied with Sandra Mendoza for 48th in Division I in triples per game (0.08) ... Was a perfect 10-for-10 in stolen bases ... Recorded 67 putouts, 76 assists and made 7 errors for a .941 fielding percentage ... NFCA Scholar-Athlete
GREAT OAK HS: Attended Great Oak High School (Temecula, Calif.) ... Named to Inland Empire All-Star team (2015) ... Great Oak softball team MVP (2015) ... Awarded Great Oak Softball Offensive Player of the Year (2014) ... Second-team All-League (2014) ... Scholar athlete (2012) ... Won PGF National Title with the So Cal Athletics (2013) ... Played Travel Ball for Batbusters-Fox.
PERSONAL: Daughter to Charles Curry and Michele Noell