ARLINGTON — UT Arlington broke open the game with five runs in the sixth inning to lift the Mavericks to a 6-1 win over Dallas Baptist on Friday at Clay Gould Ballpark.UTA (25-21, 13-6 WAC) stayed atop the conference standings with the win.Matt Shortall went 4 for 4 to lead the Mavericks’ offense, which totaled 11 hits, while Darien McLemore went 2-4.The Patriots dropped to 23-23 overall and 9-10 in conference.The three-game series continues with Saturday’s 2 p.m. start. First pitch for Sunday’s finale is set for 1 p.m.UTA starter Brad Vachon took advantage of the run support, moving to 6-3 after working 7 2/3 innings and allowing one run on seven hits. The junior struck out five and is now 4-2 in WAC starts.UT Arlington jumped ahead in the sixth by getting to DBU starter Jake Johansen. Greg McCall (double), Brandon Lawrence (triple) and McLemore (single) had run-scoring hits, as the Mavericks put five runs up on the board to go ahead 6-1.Derek Miller walked and Shortall singled to open the inning. McCall, showing bunt on a 2-2 count, pulled back and drove the ball over the left fielder’s head to score Miller. Lawrence’s liner into the right-center gap brought Shortall and McCall home. Lawrence crossed the plate on McLemore’s base knock.The fifth run of the inning followed a wild pitch by DBU reliever Aaron Gilbreath. McLemore scampered home, just getting under the Gilbreath’s tag after the ball ricocheted off the backstop.The Patriots took a 1-0 lead in the second on Chane Lynch’s fifth home run of the season.The Mavericks tied the game in the third on Shortall’s two-out single to right. John Michael Twichell opened the inning with a single to left and advanced to second on Miller’s sac bunt for the second out. Shortall’s team-leading 43rd RBI followed.Vachon danced around trouble in both the third and fourth innings. DBU had the bases loaded in the third, and then runners on first and third with no outs in the fourth. The Patriots didn’t score in either inning. Vachon escaped the latter jam with two strikeouts and a ground out.