FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas lastly returned to Baum-Walker Stadium for an everyday season sport for the primary time in almost a yr, and Jalen Battles made positive followers went dwelling completely satisfied.
It was a tough begin for Caleb Bolden, who seemed sensible in aid final week. After two walks and successful by pitch, the bases had been loaded with only one out. Bolden then gave up a RBI single, and Van Horn had seen sufficient, calling in Patrick Wicklander from the pen. Wicklander restricted the bleeding to a few runs, however by then the injury was performed.
Arkansas scrapped again with the lengthy ball. Christian Franklin launched a solo homer within the third, and Brady Slavens did the identical within the fourth to chop the deficit to 3-2.
The Razorbacks could not do anything offensively, and SEMO added some insurance coverage, a two-run single allowed by Caden Monke within the eighth to make the rating 5-2.
The offense lastly got here to life within the backside of the ninth. Casey Opitz began the fram with an infield single, then moved to 3rd on a one-out knock from Zack Gregory. Jalen Battles adopted with a jam-shot single to make it 5-3. In stepped Robert Moore, who launched a towering flyball to proper, which bounced off the highest of the fence, which was dominated a single after overview to load the bases. Christian Franklin adopted with a stroll, and the deficit was reduce to at least one. Cullen Smith lofted a comfortable fly ball to left, and Battles tagged to tie the sport at 5-5. Webb struck out, and it was on to extras.
Within the tenth, Opitz once more supplied a spark, doubling with one out. Then, with the based mostly loaded, Jalen Battles got here by way of, a walk-off single sending Hog followers dwelling completely satisfied
The Razorbacks go for sport two Friday afternoon at 3PM, with Zebulon Vermillion getting his second begin of the season.