Aileen Garcia was heartbroken when her senior season ended in cancellation due to COVID-19, but she is excited to come back and serve as a role model for the team.
When the Sun Belt Conference made the call to suspend sports indefinitely in March, it was a tough loss for players and coaches competing in the spring. After the cancellation, many questioned if seniors would get an extra year of eligibility.
The Sun Belt Conference has suspended all regular-season competitions and conference championships across all sports indefinitely due to coronavirus concerns.
This is the first Sun Belt Conference series win for the Mavericks. UTA will host a midweek game against Western Kentucky University at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Allan Saxe Field.
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 will now be on the road for the next seven games, beginning their road trip at 6 p.m. Tuesday against the University of North Texas.
The tournament is meant to immortalize former softball captain Melissa Boerner, who was killed in a car accident by a drunken driver on Aug. 23, 1998.
Following the Mavericks’ victory over Abilene Christian University, the team surprised head coach Peejay Brun with the box score signed by all the players.
Sophomore infielder Kimber Cortemelia currently leads the team with a .565 batting average and was a key contributor in UTA’s 3-1 finish at the Maverick Classic.
The softball team (36-27, 17-10) claimed the 2019 National Invitational Softball Championship after a walk-off 4-3 victory over Iowa State University on Sunday at the Triple Crown Sports Complex in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The softball team (33-27, 17-10) extended its season after capturing its second straight National Invitational Softball Championship Regional title on Saturday.
A five-run seventh inning culminated in a walk-off single by sophomore infielder KJ Murphy to give the softball team (29-24, 17-10) a 8-7 win over Texas State University on Saturday at Allan Saxe Field.
The softball team (24-23, 12-9) finished off its second consecutive Sun Belt Conference series sweep after defeating Coastal Carolina University 6-4 on Saturday at Allan Saxe Field.
After a comeback win in extra innings Friday, the softball team (21-22, 9-9) finished off a three-game series sweep of the University of Louisiana Monroe on Sunday at Allan Saxe Field.
The softball team (16-14, 6-3) defeated Georgia Southern University 4-2 to clinch the three-game series Sunday at Allan Saxe Field.