Grand Canyon University secured a 7-5 victory in the series opener against UT Arlington, amassing 13 hits and allowing only two earned runs at Clay Gould Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. Despite a challenging record in series openers, the Lopes took the lead in the sixth inning and maintained control for the win.

By the Numbers
  • GCU had 13 hits in the game.
  • The Lopes had a 6-4 lead coming out of the top of the sixth inning.
  • Freshman Hunter Watkins allowed just one run over 2 1/3 innings.
  • Sophomore Zach Yorke had an RBI single in the ninth inning.
Yes, But

Series openers had not been favorable for the Lopes in 2024, with a 2-5 record before this game.

State of Play
  • GCU secured a crucial win after struggling in previous series openers.
  • The team showed resilience and strong pitching performances to clinch the victory.
  • The Lopes look to continue their winning streak in the upcoming conference series on Saturday.
What's Next

The quest for GCU's 10th consecutive conference series win continues on Saturday at 12 p.m. (Phoenix time).

Bottom Line

Grand Canyon University overcame their series opener struggles with a solid performance, displaying resilience and teamwork to secure a crucial victory over UT Arlington.