Iowa State - Watch | Stats
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ARLINGTON, Texas - A busy week of action at Allan Saxe Field opens on Tuesday when Big 12 foe Iowa State comes to town for a 2 p.m. first pitch. The Mavs then host Incarnate Word on Wednesday (4 p.m.) and a three-game series with Georgia State beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday.
UTA (9-11, 0-2) is looking to put itself on the right side of the win column after heartbreaking losses in its last three on the diamond. The Mavs have fallen victim to three consecutive walk-off losses dating back to an extra-inning loss to North Texas. UTA fell to South Alabama 1-0 and 3-2, both coming in seventh-inning set backs.
Tuesday's matchup is Two Dollar Tuesday, with general admission tickets costing just $2 as well as $2 tacos and soft drinks. Wednesday is Daddy Daughter Date Day with $12 ticket packages that includes a $10 concession voucher and two tickets.
HOW TO WATCH/FOLLOW
Fans can watch on Maverick All-Access. A subscription ($9.99 per month) is available on the UTAMavs website at UTAMavs.com. Live Stats are available via the schedule page on UTAMavs.com for UTA Softball.
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 127 in her career. Mendoza is 2nd in UTA history for doubles with 40. Both Krista Rude and Sandra Mendoza are on pace to break the program’s all-time batting average record. Laura Curry led UTA in average last week with a .600 average (3-for-5) with 2 runs scored. Mendoza drove in the only 2 runs against South Alabama, 1 coming on a sac fly and the other on her double to put her into 2nd in UTA history. Reagan Wright, playing her first-career game in right field in Game 2, has a 6 game reaching safely streak. UTA is 7-0 when leading after the 5th inning, but just 1-8 when trailing after the 5th.
HEAD COACH Peejay Brun
UTA coach Peejay Brun enters her first season at the helm of the Mavericks. Brun owns a 140-162-2 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
For up-to-date news, photos, videos and updates you can follow UTA sports program online at UTAMavs.com or via any of several social media accounts on twitter @UTAMavs, Instagram @UTAMavs, Snapchat @UTAMavs and Facebook at UTArlingtonAthletics.