Hogs Hammer Grand Canyon In Doubleheader Sweep
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Grand Canyon struggled to find the strike zone in the first two innings against Arkansas before rain postponed the game until Wednesday.
When the game resumed, Arkansas made sure to bring their bats.
The Razorbacks quickly added four runs onto their lead and then plated five additional runs in the late innings as the Razorbacks posted a win in the opener of a doubleheader, 11-2.
Evan Lee led Arkansas with three hits while Chad Spanberger, Jared Gates and Eric Cole each had a pair of base hits for the Hogs. Cole and Gates each homered in the third inning, the second frame after the game was resumed.
Weston Rogers picked up the win as he threw three innings while striking out three. Grand Canyon was forced to use four pitchers in the first four innings before the flood gates opened late in the game.
Arkansas 6, Grand Canyon 1
GAME TWO – Kacey Murphy was masterful on the mound as he struck out 10 in just four innings of work as the Razorbacks completed the doubleheader sweep.
Murphy, a Rogers native, allowed four hits but 0 runs as he picked up the win for Arkansas and led the way as the team set a new season high with 18 strikeouts.
Carson Shaddy started the offensive efforts with a solo home run in the second while Alex Gosser took advantage of a rare start behind the plate. Gosser went 2-for-3 with a pair RBI while Gates drove in two more.
Arkansas (24-6) will host No. 13 LSU for a three game series this weekend with game one set for Friday at 6:30 pm