The UT Arlington baseball team stranded 13 runners, and Arkansas State avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-0 victory Sunday afternoon at Clay Gould Ballpark.
Bryan Ayers (2-1) scattered six hits over six shutout innings to earn the victory for the Red Wolves (8-7, 1-2 Sun Belt). Austin Gardner (1-1) took the loss for UTA (10-7, 2-1) after allowing three runs in the first inning.
“I thought their starter did a good job,” Mavericks coach Darin Thomas told UTAMavs.com. “It’s like what we talk about all the time — get the early lead. And that three in the first was all they needed.”
Joe Schrimpf had a two-run single in the first, and Matt Burgess and Jake Bakamus each added an RBI for Arkansas State.
Matt McLean finished with three hits, and Brady Cox, Darien McLemore and Jerame Littell each had two hits for the Mavericks.
UTA will travel down the road to Globe Life Park for a matchup against Texas Tech on Tuesday night at 7 p.m..