Diamond Hogs Head to Omaha for College World Series
WACO, Tx. — The Arkansas Razorbacks beat the Baylor Bears,1-0, Monday night in game three of the Waco Super Regional.
Five Hog pitchers combined for the shutout. Randall Fant started and pitched four innings, striking out five, including one to end the fourth inning when Baylor had the bases loaded.
Baylor threatened again in the fifth, again loading the bases with two outs, but Bo Bigham made a diving stop of a groundball to get the third out at first base.
The Bears had the winning run on second in the bottom of the ninth, but Colby Suggs got Adam Toth to fly out to center to send the game to extra innings.
In the top of the tenth, Brian Anderson led off with a single to left. After a sacrifice bunt moved him to second, Jake Wise hit the first pitch he saw off the shortstop’s glove into left field, scoring Anderson and giving the Razorbacks the lead.
In the bottom of the tenth, Baylor put the winning run on first base, but Suggs got a strikeout to end the game.
Suggs (7-0) got the win for two scoreless innings of relief. Nolan Sanburn, Brandon Moore and Trent Daniel also pitched for Arkansas.
With the win, the Hogs earn their first trip to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. since 2009.
The win was the first Super Regional game three victory in school history for the Razorbacks. The last—and only—Super Regional came in 2002, which Arkansas lost to Clemson, 7-4.
This is the third trip to the College World Series for Arkansas under Dave Van Horn.
Arkansas will begin play on Saturday, June 16 at 4:00 p.m. CST when they take on Kent State at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.