Arkansas has yet another explosive inning to find a victory over Bryant and move on to 5-0
In game one against Bryant, the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team needed a big inning at the plate to help steal a win from the Bulldogs. It would be the same story in game-two on Saturday as the Hogs would put up 8 runs in the bottom half of the third inning that lead to a 13-7 victory.
Trevor Stephan got the start for the Hogs on Saturday to see if he could slow down the bats for Bryant and he did not disappoint. The big 6’5 225lb pitcher would go 5.2 innings only giving up 2 hits, 0 runs, 4 walks, and striking out 6 of the 23 Bulldogs he faced. But, he would be the only bright spot for the Razorbacks on the mound during game two.
Isaiah Campbell and Weston Rogers came in and combined for two innings on the mound but the Bulldogs were not very kind to the duo. Campbell would contribute for two-thirds of an inning giving up 3 hits, 3 runs (all 3 earned), 1 walk, with just 1 strikeout against 6 total batters.
Rogers would last a little longer going one and one-third inning giving up 5 hits, 4 runs (all 4 earned), and striking out 3 of the 9 Bulldogs he faced.
The Hogs Dominate At The Plate
Offensively the Hogs looked a lot better on Saturday. But, then again they wasn’t going against a preseason All-American like they had to deal with on Friday evening. Jake Arledge would be the Hog that stood out the most to me. The senior from Huntington Beach, California was an impressive three out of four at the plate with 2 RBI’s, 3 runs, 1 double, and 1 homerun.
Carson Shaddy and Jax Biggers would also have big moments at the plate for the Hogs as well. Shaddy would only get one hit on the day but it was a big one. In the bottom of the second inning, the hometown kid would deliver a huge two run homerun in right field with Dominic Fletcher on base.
Biggers would also only get one hit on the day but man was it a huge one. The product of Missouri City, Texas would hit a double into right center field with the bases loaded and after an error by the Bulldogs he would find his way into third base. McFarland, Shaddy, and Fletcher would all come in to score for the Hogs due to the big double and fielding error by Bryant.
The Razorbacks now find themselves in a position to open the 2017 season with back to back sweeps. The pitching is doing enough right now to give the bats a chance to win games and that’s all the Hogs need.The series will wrap up today at 1 p.m. from Baum Stadium. If you are in the area and can make it, bring your brooms and help cheer these Hogs to another impressive weekend sweep!