Sam Houston State not only lost to Texas-Arlington 6-3 on Sunday afternoon, but the loss gave UTA the series win which happened to be the first Southland Conference series loss this year for Sam Houston State. The game featured quite a few miscues as Sam Houston State had three errors while UTA had a pair of their own, with those errors led each team to give three unearned each.
Sam Houston State got off to the early lead by going up 1-0 when Kevin Miller walked and later scored on the first of two UTA errors. UTA would respond by scoring a pair of runs, one each in the fourth and sixth innings to go up 2-1.
In the top of the seventh Sam Houston State looked like they were going to go ahead for good when they scored two runs when Ryan Farney had an RBI ground out and Colt Atwood posted an RBI single to go up 3-2.
UTA countered by scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh and eighth innings each to wrap up the 6-3 win. In the seventh, UTA scored both runs without even getting a hit as the inning had a hits batsman, error, wild pitch and no ball was hit out of the infield.
Relief pitchers John Beck, Michael Morales and Adam Boydston helped out as well by pitching 2.2 innings of scoreless baseball to help secure the win over Sam Houston State.