With much talk this fall about the youth movement, seniors Mallory Foster and Kacey Everett were not outdone on the fall's final scheduled scrimmage, both launching home runs early.
Fourteen underclassmen made an appearance in the game, with nine donning the blue and orange for the first time.
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.