Quick start sends UT Arlington past Western Kentucky

05/10/2014 7:59 PM

11/12/2014 5:15 PM

UT Arlington scored five runs in the first inning on went to beat Western Kentucky 8-5 in Sun Belt Conference baseball on Saturday.

The victory clinched the sixth of the past seven conference series for the Mavericks (26-25, 15-11).

UTA has won 10 of its past 12 games. The Hilltoppers fall to 27-24 and 13-13.

UTA jumped on Western Kentucky quickly, scoring five runs in the first inning.

Derek Miller walked and Ryan Bottger doubled. An error brought in a run, JM Twitchell hit an RBI double, Levin Scott a run-scoring single, Darien McLemore hit a sacrifice fly and Eric Tate an RBI double.

Twichell hit a solo home run in the third inning. It was his seventh home run of the season.

In the fifth, Miller singled and Bottger launched a two-run home run.

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