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Maverick baseball hits a milestone

UTA Baseball Team

Led by Coach Darin Thomas, the Mavericks posted a 32-26 overall record last season, marking the 25th time in program history that UTA has won 30-plus games. The Mavs also secured the 1,400th win in program history March 30th, defeating South Alabama 9-7 at Clay Gould Ballpark.

“I’m excited about the future of UTA baseball,” Thomas says. “I am ready to help this program continue to strive for championships in the Sun Belt Conference.”

Senior right-hander Andrew Gross, who was named to the Midseason National Collegiate Baseball Writer Association (NCBWA) Stopper of the Year Award Watch List, finished his senior campaign with a 2-3 record in 36 appearances with a conference-leading 17 saves. He posted a 4.11 ERA, .296 opponent batting average, and 46 strikeouts in 46.0 innings.

In Sun Belt play, Gross had 17 appearances, going 2-2 with nine saves and a 2.40 ERA. He is also an NCBWA 2019 Division I All-America Third Team honoree and ABCA/Rawlings Division I Central All-Region Second Team selection.

In June 2019, he became the 64th player in UTA baseball history to be selected in the Major League Baseball Draft when the Tampa Bay Rays chose him in the 39th round.

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