SWOFFORD LEADS UTA TO SWEEP OF UCA
April 29, 2007
CONWAY, Ark - UT Arlington clinched the series sweep of Central Arkansas with three solo home runs, including two by shortstop Amanda Swofford, for the 5-1 win in SLC action on Sunday.
The Mavericks (34-14, 19-5) first run came in the top of the second when Swofford led the inning off with a blast to center field. The Bears (15-40, 5-22) tied the game in the bottom of the second when junior shortstop Janae Owens hit a long shot that left fielder Katie Jones nearly snagged at the fence.
Jones led the next inning off with a blast of her own to put the Mavs up 2-1. Then the fifth inning, UTA went up 3-1 on a wild pitch by UCA's Lyndsey Harris.
Swofford kicked off the sixth with a solo homer, her second of the game and later in the frame right fielder, Kristin Moore hit a double to left center to plate Brittany Washington and give UTA the 5-1 advantage.
Swofford and Jones ended the game with two hits and two runs each for the Mavs. Junior Laura Jones (14-4) picked up the win by striking out three and allowing four hits and a run in four innings while freshman Cara Hulme came in for her second save of the year, going three innings and allowing two hits, two walks and two strikeouts.
UTA will close out the regular season with its final SLC series against Nicholls State starting with the first game of the double header at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Mavs will honor its three seniors Courtney Anderson, Courtni Anderson and Dee Jay Nelson between games on Saturday and closeout the series with a single game at noon on Sunday.