Greg McCall starred at the plate for the second consecutive game, driving in the lone run in UT Arlington’s 1-0 win Friday night over Texas State.
The Mavericks (29-25) have won six in row and have taken sole possession of second place in the Sun Belt Conference at 18-11. UTA has clinched no worse than the third seed for next week’s Sun Belt Championship.
UTA broke a scoreless tie with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. Ryan Bottger singled with one out and advanced on John Michael Twichell’s two-out walk.
McCall, who homered twice and drove in seven runs in the 11-7 victory on Thursday, followed with a single through the right side to score Bottger.
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Starting pitcher Zach Thompson allowed five hits and no walks in seven innings. Reliever Chase Weaver picked up the win.
UT Arlington 1, Texas St. 0
Black, Geisler (7), Bein (8) and Pearson. Thompson, Tornberg (8), Moreland (8), Weaver (8) and McCall. W—Weaver (4-2). L—Geisler (3-1). 2B—UTA: Shortall. SB—Texas St.: McElroy. CS—Texas St.: Lovejoy, Targun. E—Texas St.: Perkins, Hicks. UTA: McLemore.
RECORDS — UT Arlington 29-25, 18-11 Sun Belt. Texas St. 28-25, 16-13.