UTA Baseball Game Breakdown

The University of Texas at Arlington’s baseball team has been working hard all year. They have had wins, losses, extra innings, and tons of time on the road. I wanted to find out how they manage and what they do to prepare for games after a big win. Some of the front runners helped me understand why they are so successful and the secret to reaching thier goals. For a look inside, just push play.

By: Shaunda Poster

UTA Baseball Seattle Preview

Last Tuesday The University of Texas at Arlington’s baseball team took on the Texas Christian University horned frogs. The game was a tough loss for the mavericks and ended 11-4. Fortunately this was not a conference game so it did not effect their standings in the western athletic conference. Darin Thomas, head baseball coach, caught us up on where the team stands and gives a preview of whats to come this weekend against Seattle University. This will be the first time the team has flown since 2006.

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UTA Baseball vs TCU

This past Tuesday The University of Texas at Arlington played Texas Christian University at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. This is the first time they have ever played at the ballpark and hope to keep the tradition going in years to come. It was an evening game that drew in a crowd of more than four thousand fans. UTA scored the first run and the game proved to be neck and neck from that point on. When it came down to the last seconds of the game TCU came out with a victory. It was a tough loss but a great experience for the UT Arlington Mavericks.

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UTA Baseball Tournament

The University of Texas at Arlington’s baseball team hosted the Hilton Invitational this past weekend. Friday they faced Houston Baptist and it resulted in a 7-6 loss for the Mavericks. Saturday was the first game against Illinois and once again UTA fell short 7-3. Sunday changed the pace completely and Maverick baseball was victorious in both games. First up they won against Illinois and sent them packing in a close 6-5 game. Next up the Huskies and Mavericks went neck and neck almost the entire game. Arlington took the game 7-5 and claimed a Sunday sweep.

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UTA Baseball Weekend Wrapup

The University of Texas at Arlington’s baseball team wrapped up a three game series over the weekend. They went into last week 3-0 sweeping their first homestand against Louisiana Tech. Fisrt stop the Mavedricks headed South to play The University of Texas at Austin. UT Arlington fell just one run short and took their first loss of the season. Next the Mavs hosted Northeasten, who traveled all the way from Boston. Friday’s game was triumphant for Arlington resulting in a 10-8 win. Northeastern won the first game of the double header but the Mavs came back and shutout the Huskies 6-0. The mavericks now stand 5-2 overall.

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UTA Baseball Shortall

Matt Shortall is a junior at the University of Texas at Arlington. He plays baseball and has a substantial role as an outfielder. His team mates and coaches consider him to be a team leader and appreciate the optimism he brings to the game and the enthusiasm he portrays off the field. Shortall has played the sport since eighth grade and enjoys every minute of it. He transferred from a junior college and had to sit out his first year at UTA. In order to bond with the team he decided to create a video that ended up going viral. Take a look in “Shorty’s” role as a UTA Baseball player.

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UTA Baseball Preseason

The University of Texas at Arlington’s baseball team is getting ready for the season. They have practices including team and individual. Their workouts consist of training, hitting, running, drills, lifting weights, and so much more. The guys have less than two weeks before the first home game, and are looking forward to another victorious season. They ended last season with a win at the Southland Conference Tournament. Maverick Baseball is on the rise, they have some new players, a lot of experienced veterans, and a new indoor facility to practice in no matter what the weather conditions are outside. For a look into how the season is unraveling just click play!

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UTA Basball Pence

Hunter Pence plays for the San Fransisco Giants in the MLB. He is not only a world series champion, but the recipiant of the Texas Professional Player of the year, and a University of Texas at Arlington grad. His career started at UTA and he was then drafted to the Houston Astros. After a short time playing for the Philadelphia Phillies he was traded to the San Fransisco Giants where he went on to be a world series champ. He attended UTA Baseball’s First Pitch Banquet as a guest speaker. We caught up with him to see how his career developed over the years!

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Apple Products

Here at UTA News it is our job and obligation to show students how to save money. One of the most sought after student purchases is electronics, more specifically Apple computers. This week we take a look into where we can fins the best Apple products based on price and location. The consumer report features Mac Book Air, Mac Book Pro, and iMacs. The University of Texas at Arlington’s Bookstore and Best Buy Arlington go head to head and we show you the differences between buying from either store.

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Zeta Founder’s Day

 

Zeta Tau Alpha is one of many sororities at The University of Texas at Arlington, but a very notable one. This past weekend they celebrated the one hundred and fourteenth founder’s day. The members gathered to commemorate the day and celebrate with members past and present. The organization is devoted to helping spread breast cancer awareness. They have developed partnerships with Susan G. Koman, Yoplait, and The National Football League. ZTA arrived at UTA in nineteen sixty nine and has been changing women’s lives ever since. Some notable successors have turned out to have professions such as a sportscaster and actress.

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Gangnam Style

Gangnam Style is the brand new hit song by Korean recording artist Psy.  It has taken the world by storm and is even played on American radio stations.  It is on the billboard top 40 and have over four hundred and thirty million views on the popular video site Youtube.  Our duty as man on the street is to show you how the latest internet sensation is effecting the University of Texas at Arlington. Some students took the the challenge by the horns, while others didn’t know what do with it.  To learn more about the newest trend, just click play.

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Teacher Appreciation Day

World teacher appreciation day is celebrated once a year on October fifth. It is celebrated in over one hundred different countries across the world. This was created by the United Nations educational, scientific, and cultural organization. They are making their best efforts to recognize the hard work teachers everywhere put in on a day in and day out basis. Students, current teacher, past teachers, faulity and administration participate in the day of appriciation to show they care. Many teachers express their gratitude for the holiday and are thrilled there is a day to acknowledge their efforts to make the world a better place.

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UTA Radio

The University of Texas at Arlington has a student run radio station called UTA Radio dot com. The station is broadcast over the internet and you can also get it on your smart phone through I heart radio. The organization is constantly giving students entertainment whether it be assisting with grand opening or hosting live performances. The next upcoming event on the agenda is Rocktober. It has become a student favorite, every Tuesday in October a live band will play in front of the library mall. This is just one of the ways you can be connected to the University.

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Allan Saxe Arlington

Dr. Allan Saxe has been a professor at The University of Texas at Arlignton since the 1960’s. He has also been making a difference in Arlington schools, parks, and shelters for over forty years. This amazing man does not consider himself a big influence, but everyone around him begs to differ. Many organizations claim that without his help and contributuions, they would not be around today. Saxe says one big misconception about him is that he is wealthy, he gives so much to others because he believes that they need it more than he does. His views may be different than your or mine, but in the end he is a man worthy of taking the time to get to know.

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