Darin Thomas notched his 250th career victory as UT Arlington completed its sweep of visiting Incarnate Word in a 13-0 victory Saturday ended in the seventh inning on the run rule.
Kadon Simmons ran his record to 5-1 this season by holding the Crusaders to five hits and no walks through five innings.
The Mavericks (14-11) swept their first series of the season and had a season-high 18 hits.
UTA’s first three batters were a combined 9 for 10 with nine runs and five RBIs. Five batters finished with multi-hit games.
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Matt McLean went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and had a multi-hit game for the eight time in his past 11 games. RJ Williams went 3 for 3 and Brady Cox also had three hits.
UTA scored three runs in the third and fourth innings and scored five times in the fifth.
“We had a good week with four good games,” Thomas told UTAmavs.com. “We have TCU on Tuesday and a break here with Easter and we need it. It’s just good to play good baseball, especially at home.”
Simmons and Matt Michalski breezed through the Incarnate Word lineup without issuing any walks.
“It’s nice knowing that we’re going to score runs,” Simmons said. “Sometimes as a pitcher you hope you have a quick inning here and there, but in the end you’re always glad for that extra support and you pitch with that extra sense of confidence.”