Arkansas baseball has pushed it’s winning streak to five games after a 2-1 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Wednesday night in front of 9,285 fans at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.
Jacob Mahan led the Hogs with three hits and a RBI extending his hitting streak to 13 games. Matt Vinson recorded two hits, while Brian Anderson, Dominic Ficociello and Jacob Morris each had one hit. Morris also added a RBI.
Arkansas had yet another strong pitching performance with right hander Tyler Wright starting things off on the mound, pitching three innings with five strikeouts as he got the win. Michael Gunn struck out five over three hitless innings of relief, while Jalen Beeks earned his second save of the season, working out of a jam in the scoreless ninth.
The Delta Devils threatened to tie the game by loading the bases with one out. However, Beeks struck out Luke Brumfield and got Jonathan Parker to pop out to second to finish the game.
The Razorbacks continue SEC play hosting No. 16 Mississippi State in a three-game series at Baum Stadium. Game times for the weekend series are scheduled for 6:35 p.m. on Friday, 2:05 p.m. on Saturday and 1:05 p.m. on Sunday.