QUICK PITCHES:

• A-State is now 21-13 on the season and 8-4 in conference after winning only one of three games at Louisiana and defeating Central Arkansas Tuesday, 6-4 at Tomlinson Stadium.
Tommy Raffo is one win away form becoming the third head coach to reach 300 wins and needs 14 more to pass Bill Bethea (1992-2002) for the second most wins in school history.

Zach Jackson (5-1) registered his fifth consecutive quality start, Friday evening, pitching six innings, onlyallowing three runs on eight hits while striking out three. Jack Jumper seen action in relief, pitching 1.2 scoreless innings with no hits, earning his second save of the season.
Sky-Lar Culver enters the weekend leading the team in a number of stat catagories including a .341batting average RBIs (35), hits (44), doubles (11). Culver currently has five homeruns on the season which is good for second best on the squad, behind Justin Felix, who has six.

Nate Alberius was named the Sun Belt Pitcher of the week by the league office, March 26, concludinghis complete game performance at Tomlinson Stadium. The Red Wolves closed the series 8-1 over South Alabama.
Zech Jarrard had a steller preformance in Tuesday night's mid-week win over Central Arkansas. He (2-1) pitched 4.1 scoreless innings in relief, only allowing two hits and punching out a season-high eight.
Drew Tipton hit his first homerun of the season in Tuesday nights contest.
Sky-Lar Culver leads the squad with a .341 batting average.
• Arkansas State is hitting .262 as a team, 6 Arkansas State players have multiple HRs on the season (29 total), led by Justin Felix's 6 homers.
• The Red Wolves pitching staff currently owns a 4.65 ERA and has struck out 273 batters in 296.1 innings pitched.
• The Mavericks picked up the 1,400th win in program history on Saturday, March 30, defeating South Alabama 9-7 at Clay Gould Ballpark. The Mavs are 21-13 overall and have two in a row, including a 2-1 (13 inn.) win over No. 17 Baylor on Tuesday (April 9).

UT ARLINGTON:

• A-State trails UT Arlington 39-46 in the all-time series that began with a 12-2 victory by Arkansas State in the 1969season. A-State also won the second game that season 2-0 and won the first six games against the Mavericks before UT Arlington won five in a row to get on the board in 1971 and 1972.
• The two schools competed as Southland Conference foes until the 1987 season with A-State leading the way 30-28. The two teams competed 10 more times as non-conference members after that with UT Arlington holding a 7-3 advantage in those games, including a 5-4 win over AState in Tommy Raffo's second game as head coach in 2009.
• Head coach Tommy Raffo is 6-12 against the Mavericks in his career with 14 of those matchups coming after UT Arling- ton joined the Sun Belt Conference in 2014.
• in 2017, the Red Wolves were swept in a three-game series by the #23 Mavericks May 5-7 by scores of 11-7, 15-3, and2-0. The first game of the series saw UTA starter Kadon Simmons knocked out in the first inning after allowing five runs,while A-State’s Bryan Ayers didn’t do much better with six earned runs allowed in 1.1 innings. Derek Birginske drove in two runs, while Drew Tipton had three hits. UTA jumped out to a 10-0 lead to cruise to the 15-3 win with Trae Patterson on themound. He allowed three runs in six innings, but all three were unearned. The series finale was a close game, but A-Stateonly had three hits. However, A-State got revenge in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament with a 4-2 victory to oust UTArlington from the single-elimination event and advance to the semifinals. A-State got three runs off of Patterson and TylerMitzel and Tyler Zuber combined to pitch 8.2 innings of one-run ball in the game. Joe Schrimpf and Alex Howard had
two hits.
• Last Season, the Maverick took two of three from the Red Wolves. The first two games of the series was played as a doubleheader because of fiield conditions, however, A-State took game one 6-4. In game two, Nate Alberius posted his team-high seventh quality start in the second game with two runs allowed on four hits and struck out four with one walk.Bryan Ayers took the loss after the winning run that scored on Hollie’s double reached base against him. Trae Pattersonposted a quality start for UT Arlington with two runs allowed (one earned) in six innings with five hits allowed.
• The Red Wolves out hit UTA 7-6, but no player on the team had more than one hit. Hawkins had the team’s lone RBI.
• In the series finale, A-State fell 11-2 after being tied 2-2 enteriing the bottom of the sixith inning. Peyton Culbertson threw six innings and allowed four runs (all earned) on nine hits with five strikeouts against two walks to take the loss, while the A-State bullpen allowed seven runs in the game’s final two innings. Andrew Gross picked up the win for UTA after relievingAnderson, who lasted 4.2 innings, and he gave up two hits in two innings pitched.
• The Mavericks picked up the 1,400th win in program history on Saturday, March 30, defeating South Alabama 9-7 at Clay Gould Ballpark. The Mavs are 21-13 overall and have two in a row, including a 2-1 (13 inn.) win over No. 17 Baylor on Tuesday (April 9).