Maverick’s Slate Includes 13 Games Vs. 2009 NCAA Tourney Teams
ARLINGTON, Texas – UT Arlington head baseball coach Darin Thomas announced the Mavericks 2010 schedule on Monday afternoon. UT Arlington’s schedule is highlighted by 13 games against eight teams that participated in the 2009 NCAA Tournament and 29 games at Clay Gould Ballpark.
“We are excited about our schedule for the spring,” Thomas said. “Playing a lot of home games early should help with a lot of newcomers on this year’s roster.”
The Mavericks open their season playing 16-of-17 games inside the Metroplex, with 14 games at home and a doubleheader at Dallas Baptist. UT Arlington plays it season opener against DBU at Clay Gould Ballpark on Feb. 19 and goes to Dallas the following day for a doubleheader against the Patriots.
Early in the season, UT Arlington welcomes Missouri State (Feb. 26-28) and BYU (Mar. 4-6) to Clay Gould Ballpark for a three-game series – with a trip to Oklahoma (Mar. 2) scheduled in between.
Before Southland Conference play opens at home against three-time defending SLC Tournament champion Sam Houston State (Mar. 12-14), the Mavericks play back-to-back home midweek games against TCU (Mar. 9) and Creighton (Mar. 10).
The Mavericks host five SLC series, including Sam Houston State, Nicholls (Apr. 1-3), Central Arkansas (Apr. 23-25), Stephen F. Austin (May 7-9) and Lamar (May 14-16).
UT Arlington will be on the road for six SLC series at UTSA (Mar. 19-21), Northwestern State (Mar. 26-28), Southeastern Louisiana (Apr. 9-11), McNeese State (Apr. 16-18), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Apr. 30-May 1) and at defending regular season champion Texas State (May 20-22).
The Mavericks also play non-conference games against Oklahoma Christian (Mar. 16-17 – Clay Gould Ballpark), Louisiana-Monroe (Mar. 23 – Clay Gould Ballpark), TCU (Mar. 30 – Fort Worth), Oral Roberts (Apr. 6 – Clay Gould Ballpark), national runner-up Texas (Apr. 20 – Austin), Oklahoma State (Apr. 27 – Stillwater), Dallas Baptist (May 4 – Clay Gould Ballpark) and Texas A&M (May 18 – College Station).
The Southland Conference Tournament will be held May 26-29, at the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks’ home stadium, Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas.