March 8, 2013
By Taylor Wright | UTAMavs.com
ARLINGTON, Texas - The UT Arlington Mavericks will travel to Lubbock, Texas to compete in the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic hosted by Texas Tech on March 9-11. The Mavs are coming off a 2-3 weekend at the UT Arlington Classic and are currently 8-7 overall.
UTA will start off the weekend against Troy (10-10) Saturday, March 9 at 3 p.m. at Plains Capital Park on the campus of Lubbock Christian University. The Mavs are 1-0 all-time against the Trojans with a 4-2 win on March 20, 1999 in Orlando, Fla.
The Mavericks will then travel cross-town to play Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne (IPFW) on Rocky Johnson Field at 6 p.m. on Texas Tech's campus. This will mark the first meeting in program history between UTA and the Mastodons (7-4).
UT Arlington will face IPFW again at noon Sunday, March 10 at Plains Capital Park before playing Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) at 3 p.m. at Rocky Johnson Field. The Mavs are 4-0 against the `Roos (7-7) all-time with a 2-1 win on Feb. 20, 2009 in Arlington.
Monday, March 11 at Rocky Johnson Field at 11 a.m. the Mavericks will square off once more with Troy to close out the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic.
The Mavs will be led this weekend by senior Teri Lyles who was named WAC Pitcher of the Week on March 4. Lyles went 2-1 in the UT Arlington Classic and pitched her first career no-hitter against the Bluejays from Creighton on March 3.
Sophomore Meagan Michele will take control for UTA at the plate. She is currently leading the Mavs in batting average (.385), hits (15) and home runs (2). Michele has also started every game at third base this season.
After the conclusion of the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic in Lubbock, the Mavs will travel to San Diego, Calif. to compete in a four day tournament (March 13-17). The San Diego Classic II will be hosted by fellow WAC member San Diego State. UTA will face Southern Utah, Miami, UNLV, Bryant, Seton Hall and Buffalo.
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