Fresh off a trip to Lubbock, the UT Arlington baseball team got right back on a bus and headed north to play a midweek game with Arkansas-Little Rock at 3 p.m. today at Gary Hogan Field.With a late Sunday surge that saw the UT Arlington baseball team take a 7-1 lead, give up 10 unanswered runs, then come back and score six runs, the Mavericks avoided a sweep by Texas Tech and took a 13-12 win back home with them.“We blew the lead on Friday, but it was weird weekend all around,” coach Darin Thomas said. “There was a walk here, a bloop single here. The wind did some weird things to that ball when it got up in the air.”Matt Shortall had a strong weekend at the plate, especially on Sunday when he went 3-for-6 with four RBIs to get the Mavericks Saturday’ 4-1 loss where they were shut down by Trey Masek’s eight shutout innings. Masek hasn’t given up a run in 32 innings of work this year.“I can’t fault us for not hitting that guy, he’s a great pitcher,” Thomas said.They’ll need to keep hitting against the Trojans, who’ve smacked 13 home runs this season. For comparison, the Mavericks only have two homers.After beginning the season 9-3, the Trojans have lost their last four games. Thomas said this was originally supposed to be a two-game midweek set, but since both teams will be in the Sun Belt Conference next year, they agreed to do a home-and-home set this season.UALR will come to Arlington on April 24.
UTA vs. Arkansas-Little Rock
3 p.m. today, Gary Hogan Field, Little Rock, Ark.
Chad Nack (2-2, 6.75) vs. TBD