Maverick Baseball had a Metroplex Mashup when they played Dallas Baptist and TCU this past week. While they beat DBU, TCU gave them more troubles. Sophomore Phil Childs hit a single and gather his first 2 career RBI’s before scoring himself. While playing TCU Phil hit his first career home run to put the Mavericks on the board. After the metroplex games the Mavs headed to Georgia State for an in conference rivalry which they lost the series 2-1.
The Field Crew of the Maverick softball and baseball teams work hard. Coach Peejay Brun is pleased with the facilities and how they are kept during the season with both teams busy schedules. The crew doesn’t miss a beat when both teams are playing at home the same weekend, and also with their daily practices. The field crew works hard to maintain the field so they are same day in and day out for our Maverick teams.
Maverick Baseball played the University of Louisiana-Monroe over the weekend. the Mavs won the first two games of the weekend series but lost the last one 2-0 against one of the Sunbelt Conference Teams. They Mavericks were looking to boost their conference standings in the hope of taking first in their conference division.
The Mavericks are starting their outdoor season for Track and Field. After falling short in the indoor season they are looking to redeem themselves in outdoor. The Mavericks are to host the Bobby Lane Invitational at Maverick Stadium. Some of the top competitors had strong comments about how they want their team to succeed in the outdoor season.
Cierra Johnson suffered an ACL injury at the beginning of the basketball season. She talks about how she is grateful for this second chance at her senior season and being able to play her favorite sport for one more year. Her teammates also played a crucial part of her recovery and acted as her family as she healed on the bench.
Maverick Basketball is in its last two home games before the Sunbelt Conference Tournament in New Orleans. The Mavericks hosted Georgia Southern and Georgia State who gave them some difficulties on the road. Mavericks found redemption on their home court and home to keep the momentum going forward to the Conference Tournament. The Mavericks played Georgia Southern on Thursday and defeated them 83-63. Kaelon Wilson made his home debut after being injured two games prior, he also led the team with a career-high twenty three points.
UTA Athletics hosted the seventh annual First Pitch Fundraiser in the Justin D. Wilson Hitting Facility at Clay Gould Ballpark for the baseball team Saturday after their win to Texas A&M- Corpus Christi. There were silent and live auctions to help raise money for the baseball team for the upcoming season. Over two hundred students, parents, and alumni showed up to support and recognition for the Maverick program. Food was catered by Fuzzy’s and the event was sponsored by Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington.
The Mavericks hosted the Texas A&M- Corpus Christi Islanders in their home opening weekend. The Islanders held on to a 2-1 series win over the Mavericks. David Moffat made his college debut for the Mavericks, and is the first freshman to start on opening weekend since 2015. In the game the Mavericks won, they had seven hits and only drew nine walks. They only struck out four times on Saturday and had six players with RBIs.
Softball had their home opener Tuesday against Texas Tech in which they suffered a 12-5 loss at home on Allen Saxe Field. This put the Lady Mavericks record at 3-2. Sandra Mendoza and Whitney Walton each had two hits contributing to the Mavs total of eight hits. Pitcher JoJo Valencia had her third start of the season, but it was also her first loss. The Lady Mavs will be back in action on a road trip to Florida on Friday.