The state of Nebraska is the only place the Diamond Hogs want to be in June. But if they are going to get there, the rest of the season cannot be like what happened Tuesday in Nebraska.
The Cornhuskers swept the Hogs in a double header at Haymarket Park, 3-0 and 4-2.
Arkansas made school history in game one, and not in a good way. For the first time in program history the Hogs failed to record a hit in a game. Three Nebraska pitchers combined to no-hit Arkansas.
Arkansas starter Trey Killian (3-3) took the loss after allowing all three runs on four hits in two innings. Michael Gunn and Landon Simpson combined to throw six scoreless innings in relief.
Isaac Hellbusch reached base all three times he came to the plate for the Razorbacks. Hellbusch drew two walks and was hit by a pitch. Matt Vinson also reached base on a walk, but that was as far as the Hogs got.
Game two was tied 1-1 going into the bottom half of the eight inning but Nebraska broke the tie with three runs .
Blake Headley led off the inning with a pinch hit solo homer over the right field wall to put the Cornhuskers in front 2-1. Nebraska would go on to add two more runs in the inning, one on a RBI fielder’s choice and the other run on a double play.
Arkansas was able to make things interesting in the bottom of the ninth, scoring a run and putting the tying runs on base. Eric Fisher started the inning with a double and then moved to third on a two-out infield single by Jacob Mahan. Another infield single by Joe Serrano scored Fisher and moved Fisher to second. The Razorbacks were unable to get any closer as Tyler Spoon flied out to center to end the ball game.
The Razorbacks are now 25-14 on the season