Despite an admirable performance from senior lefty Brad Vassar on the mound, UT Arlington baseball allowed three runs in the fifth and eighth innings as Georgia Southern ran away to a 7-0 win over the Mavs Friday evening at J.I. Clements Stadium.
The Mavs (19-19, 9-7) saw Vassar dominate, allowing only two hits in his ninth start of the year, but three runs on two walks and a two-run error in the fifth lifted the Eagles (19-18, 9-6) to the series-opening win.
The Eagles added a run in the seventh before scoring three unearned runs in the eighth.
The series will resume Saturday at 2 p.m. with senior Trae Patterson pitching for UTA.