Diamond Hogs Clinch First Road Series With Clutch Hitting
It took them the entire year, but the Arkansas baseball team finally won an SEC series on the road. The Diamond Hogs beat Missouri 4-0 Friday night on some clutch two-out hits.
Joe Serrano started the two-out rally in the fifth inning scoring Michael Bernal on a double. It was the third of four consecutive base knocks for Arkansas with two outs, capped by a two-run single from Andrew Benintendi as the Razorbacks raced out to a 3-0 lead.
Arkansas added an insurance run in the sixth inning when Brian Anderson walked, stole second base and came around to score on a two-out single up the middle by Bobby Wernes to give the Razorbacks all the runs they would need.
“Today we put together a big inning in the fifth, all with two outs, to score three runs and then in the next inning we did the same thing and got some big two-out hits to score another run and it held up,” said head coach Dave Van Horn.
Farmington’s Chris Oliver improved to 7-4 on the mound pitching six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out five batters.
Zach Jackson worked a pair of hitless innings and Michael Gunn worked a scoreless ninth frame to close out the Tigers.
The Razorbacks will go for the series sweep Saturday afternoon at 3:05 in the regular season finale for both teams