A pair of two-out hits in the eighth inning lifted UT Arlington to a 6-3 Sun Belt Conference victory over Georgia State on Saturday afternoon.
The Mavericks (15-20, 7-7 Sun Belt) scored three runs in the eighth with two outs to take their first lead of the game. With the bases loaded, Brady Cox drilled a single to left, scoring Ryan Bottger and Justin Copeland.
Eric Tate (4 for 5, two RBIs) followed with another hit to score Greg McCall.
Zach Hobbs (3-0) worked 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of starter Zach Thompson to earned the victory.
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Jess Amedee struck out the final two batters to pick up his third save.
Mavericks pitchers limited the Panthers (17-19, 5-9) to seven hits a day after allowing 13 in an 11-10 loss.
The finale of the three-game series is scheduled for noon Sunday at GSU Baseball Complex.