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.
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.