The Mavs return 14 from a 2016 squad that started the season with a historic 19-0 run, but bring in nine newcomers, highlighted by eight freshmen.
The IOC announced Wednesday softball would return to the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 via a unanimous vote.
UT Arlington finished the season 29-20, the most victories since winning 30 in 2011.
Krista Rude recorded hits in each game with Rude extending her hit-streak to 12 games, one shy of her career high.
UTA and Troy conclude the three-game series on Sunday at 12 p.m.