The Mavs and Ragin' Cajuns conclude the three-game series on Saturday with a doubleheader on ESPN3.
Mya Anderson had three hits and four RBI to lead the Mavericks on Thursday.
Shelbi Sikes had a team-high eight RBI in two games, notching a career-high six in the first game.
UTA has one returning pitcher to its squad of four this season in sophomore Brittany May.
Softball players worked the water station at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of North Texas 5K.