Inducted into the NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010, Galen McSpadden joins UTA with 37 seasons of experience and 1,243 wins under his belt.
UTA alumnus Brady Cox spent three seasons with the Kansas City Royals organization after his final campaign at UTA in 2017.
After a four month delay due to COVID-19, the Rangers christened their new stadium with a win against the Colorado Rockies.
The new ballpark was originally set to open this week to thousands of baseball fans, but as the MLB adjusts amid COVID-19 concerns, the Rangers are sitting tight.
The Sun Belt Conference has suspended all regular-season competitions and conference championships across all sports indefinitely due to coronavirus concerns.
The Mavericks will hit the road for its Sun Belt Conference-opening series against the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
“If there’s a better reliever in the country right now I’d like to see it,” Head coach Darin Thomas said, praising senior Wyatt Divis, who earned his second save of the season.
The baseball team will host a nonconference weekend series against UT-San Antonio at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Clay Gould Ballpark, while the softball team will open up league play against Troy University at 5 p.m. Friday at Allan Saxe Field.
The Mavericks and their “magical” bamboo stick will square off against TCU at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth.
Aube led the Mavericks in multiple statistical categories as a junior and is now one of 36 athletes in 16 conferences named to the watch list.
There are high expectations for UTA this season after it was tabbed as the West Division favorite in a recent league preseason poll.
Even with the loss of five seniors and speed it lost to graduation, the Mavericks won’t stop fighting for a spot in the NCAA Regionals.
Opening weekend for the Mavericks will kick off Feb. 14 to 16 with a three-game series against Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.
The second baseman was key in helping the Rangers secure their first American League pennant and a pair of back-to-back World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011.
The Texas Rangers played the Tampa Bay Rays on Sept. 12 at Globe Life Park during UTA Night with the Texas Rangers. The Rangers gave away a special UTA-themed Rangers hat for the first 1,000 fans in attendance.
Former UTA pitcher Joel Kuhnel was selected in the 11th round of the 2016 MLB Draft and compiled an 8-12 record with an ERA of 3.28 in the minors.
The baseball team (28-13, 14-4) continued its hot streak into Saturday afternoon and completed its sweep of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a 9-5 win.