Razorback Bats Silent As USC Evens Series

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– After blanking the Trojans in the series opener, The Razorbacks were the ones nearly shutout Saturday, falling to USC 3-1. It’s Arkansas’ first loss at home this season and it happened in front of  the largest paid crowd in Baum Stadium history (13,472).

The game was scoreless until  the sixth inning. Arkansas right-hander Isaiah Campbell, who made his third start of the season for the Razorbacks today, kept the Trojans bats at bay until he loaded the bases in the top of the sixth inning. He was replaced by Matt Cronin. Cronin tired to get out of the jam, but Trojans’ Matthew Acosta hit an RBI single to get USC on the board first. Campbell was credited with the run, the redshirt sophomore allowed 3 hits and 3 walks, and struck out 2 in 5 1/3 innings.

Junior Eric Cole got Arkansas within one in the eighth inning when he hit his third home run of the year. But, that would be the only run f the day fort Arkansas, Cole finished the game 1-for-4 with his one RBI as the home run.

Arkansas finiahed with more hits than USC (9), eight  of which were off  Quentin Longrie, but they left multiple runners on base in the first, fourth, and eighth innings. Longrie gave up just one run in 7.1 innings,  as well as three walks and four strikeouts to pick up his second win of the year.

Arkansas will try to win the series against USC tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.