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Southland Conference recap 04/05

Steven Siers notched is second win of the season and matched a season-high eight strikout mark.

The Texas State Bobcats sent four runs across the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning the appeared to be enough for a success over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, but a two-run eighth gave the Islanders a chance to catch up but the effort was stopped short and the `Cats held on for a 5-3 win over the foe at Bobcat Field Saturday afternoon. Steven Siers broke the even tally for a 2-1 record after a seven-inning stint on the mound, allowing just one run to plate and matching a season-high eight strikeouts. Continue reading

UT- Arlington blast San Houston State 17-7

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ARLINGTON, Texas – – Four UT Arlington baseball players had at least three hits each as the Mavericks pounded Sam Houston State pitching early and cruised to a 17-7 victory at Clay Gould Ballpark.

The victory extends a season-high win streak to four, but more importantly, opens a crucial Southland Conference series with a victory. UTA (11-18, 4-6) and Sam Houston (16-12, 5-5) continue the series with Game 2 today at 2 p.m.

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Southland Recap 3/7

Akron 10 Lamar 8

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Lamar Recap

Texas Arlington 26 McNeese State 1

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McNeese State Recap

Texas State 3 Northern Illinois 1

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Sam Houston State 9 St. Louis 4

Sam Houston State Recap
St Louis Recap

Texas A&M CC 5 Notre Dame 2

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Gulf Coast, TCU, Troy, VCU, and Hofstra pick up wins

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Florida Gulf Coast 5 South Florida 4

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of South Florida baseball team fell, 5-4, Tuesday night to the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles at Red McEwen Field.

The Bulls’ record drops to 3-4, while the Eagles improve to 8-1.

USF’s offensive attack came in the first two innings after falling behind by two after the top of the first. Redshirt freshman Ryan Lockwood spearheaded the Bulls’ offensive charge with a lead-off walk. Junior counterparts Brandon Smith and Addison Maruszak followed with a walk and a hit by pitch to fill the bases. Junior Trey Manz then hit a one-out sac fly to score Lockwood and put the Bulls on the board. Continue reading

Coastal, UK, Cal, Niagara, and UTA pick up wins

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Coastal 6 George Mason 0

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Sophomore Nick McCully (Lakeland, Fla./Santa Fe Catholic) allowed just a bunt single in the first inning while striking out nine in the Coastal Carolina University baseball team’s (8-1) 6-0 win over George Mason (1-6) March 2 in the final game of the Baseball at the Beach Tournament at BB&T Coastal Field.

McCully allowed just one walk and tied his career high in strikeouts while improving his record to 2-0 on the year. Continue reading

Texas-Arlington coach resigns

Former UT-Arlington Head Coach Jeff CurtisUT-Arlington head coach Jeff Curtis has unexpectedly resigned on November 15th. Curtis took over the program in 2001 after former head coach Clay Gould passed away from cancer. Curtis led the Mavericks to the NCAA Tournament in 2001 and 2006. He spent six seasons with the program accumulating an overall record of 166-188 after a disappointing 2007 season in which the team went 13-40. Associate head coach Darin Thomas has been named the replacement effective immediately. The full release is available here. This seems to be a very weird time to resign from a head coaching position as many schools are wrapping up fall practice. This current week is the beginning of the signing period.

UTA releases 2008 schedule

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Thirty-one games at Clay Gould Ballpark – including a home stretch in March to open Southland Conference play – highlight the 2008 UT Arlington baseball schedule released earlier this week by head coach Jeff Curtis.

The Mavericks open the season Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. against Arkansas-Little Rock.

UTA will play seven games against Big 12 competition. The Mavericks participate in a neutral-site event at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas, and do battle in two games against Tarrant County rival TCU.

The biggest difference this season is a late start. The NCAA pushed back Opening Day until Feb. 22, which means the Mavericks will cram 56 games into a season that lasts two fewer weeks. Instead of the single mid-week game that became commonplace over the past several years, the Mavericks and most other NCAA Division I teams will play two. In fact, UTA plays a Tuesday, April 15 game against Oklahoma State at Clay Gould Ballpark before traveling to Austin for a game the next day against Texas.

“Finding teams to play is never difficult, but getting the dates to work was a trick this season because of the shorter year,” says Curtis, whose team will try to bounce back from a 13-40 finish last season. “What it means is that teams are going to have to have a deep, deep pitching staffs. We’re going to find out pretty quick what players we’ll have out there because of the number of games we have to start the year.”

Including the season-opener, UTA will play 10 games in the first eight days of the season.

The Southland Conference opener is scheduled Friday, March 14 at home against Lamar, which finished 34-25 overall last season and won the SLC East Division crown with a 20-10 record. That series will close out a stretch the features eight of nine games at home. The only road game in that mix is in Fort Worth against TCU.

“With that many games at home and Lamar coming in, it’s really important that we’re playing well in that two-week span,” Curtis said.

The popular UTA Invitational begins March 6 and includes the Mavericks, Dallas Baptist, McNeese State and Oral Roberts. That game against McNeese State will not count in the conference standings.

Each team in the SLC will play a three-game set against every other team in the league except one. This year, UTA will not face Central Arkansas. UTA’s regular-season schedule ends Saturday, May 17 against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The SLC Baseball Tournament is scheduled May 21-25 in Huntsville.

Curtis said another differences from last year to 2008 is that rainouts might simply not be made up. There might not be enough open dates in the schedule.

“It’s a lot of games in a short amount of time, but kids really enjoy that 56-game schedule,” Curtis said. “We’re looking forward to it. Last season was unusual and disappointing, so we’re ready to get underway.”

Texas beats Arlington

The Texas Longhorns knocked off UT-Arlington by a score of 9-4 to pick up their second victory on the young season. The Longhorns used a running attack on Tuesday by stealing nine bases including two each by Nick Peoples, Jordan Danks, and Bradley Suttle. Kyle Russell led the offensive attack by going 3-3 with a double, a homer, two runs scored, and three runs driven in. Hunter Harris started for the Longhorns and lasted 4.1 innings while letting up four runs. He was followed by Joseph Krebs who pitched 2.2 perfect innings while striking out four. Randy Boone finished off the game by pitching two shutout innings. Dillion Gee started for the Mavericks and gave up three runs in three innings. Chris Taylor followed Gee by lasting only two innings but gave up four runs. The rest of the pitchers had fine performances for the Mavericks. Texas now heads to Long Beach State for a three game set while Arlington hosts La Tech for a three game set.

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