UTA Notes | DePaul Notes
Due to the potential of rain in the area on Friday and Saturday, we ask fans to stay tuned to UTAMavs.com and on Twitter at @UTASoftball for updates.
Friday: UTA vs. DePaul (5 p.m.) - Watch / Stats
Saturday: UTA vs. SHSU (11 a.m.) - Watch / Stats
Saturday: UTA vs. Depaul (4 p.m.) - Watch / Stats
Sunday: UTA vs. SHSU (1:30 p.m.) - Watch / Stats
ARLINGTON, Texas - After Mother Nature played her part in postponing midweek action, UT Arlington is set to host DePaul and Sam Houston State in a three-team tournament beginning on Friday as the Mavs and Blue Demons open play at 5 p.m.
The Mavericks are resuming a rivalry with Sam Houston State that dates back to days in the Southland Conference. UTA and SHSU have met 96 times prior, last in 2015, with the Bearkats leading the all-time series 52-44. UTA and DePaul are meeting for just the third time, tied at 1-1 with the last matchup taking place in Arlingtin in 2015.
HOW TO WATCH/FOLLOW
Fans can watch on UTA All-Access. The $9.99 a month subscription allows fans to catch all UTA games streamed via the All-Access site.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
Sandra Mendoza moved into 4th in UTA history for runs scored as she crossed once vs. TTU on Tuesday, she has 118 in her career. Mendoza entered the UTA top-10 with a double in Florida as she is tied for 9th with 85 in her career. Mendoza needs 1 double to move into 3rd alone as she has 37 in her career. She is 3 away from passing Tami Martens into second.
First baseman Garcia has reached safely in all 9 games this season. Whitney Walton had an 8-game streak cut short vs. North Florida. Walton and Reagan Wright had 5-game hitting streaks come to an end on Saturday.
HEAD COACH Peejay Brun
UTA coach Peejay Brun enters her first season at the helm of the Mavericks. Brun owns a 137-155-2 all-time record as a head coach after two seasons at Hawaii-Hilo and a stint at Sienna.
Brun brings 19 years of collegiate coaching experience to the Mavericks program, including six as a head coach. For nine of the last 11 seasons, she has served as an assistant coach at Texas State University.
A 1994 graduate of the University of Hawai'i, Brun comes to UTA following one season in her second stint as an assistant at Texas State after serving as the head coach at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo for two years. She led UH Hilo to a 63-33-1 overall record, a 41-19-1 record in the PacWest Conference.
Brun developed a NFCA All-America selection, eight all-league honorees and two all-region selections at UH Hilo. Eighteen student-athletes under her direction earned all-PacWest academic honors and six were named NFCA Academic All- America.
FOLLOW THE MAVS SOCIALLY
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