FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Arkansas made easy work of No. 4 Kentucky on Saturday at Baum Stadium earning an 16-9 victory and the three-game sweep to open Southeastern Conference play. The Razorbacks plated a total of 39 runs in the weekend series against the No.4 ranked Wildcats.
Arkansas 14, Kentucky 2
GAME ONE- Arkansas dominated in the first game of the doubleheader. Arkansas smashed five home runs and pitcher Isaiah Campbell commanded the mound, giving up just three hits over eight innings of work. The Diamond Hogs' offense kept him at ease on the bump, picking up 19 hits, compared to Kentucky's five hits.
Arkansas 16, Kentucky 9
GAME TWO- The razorbacks carried the momentum into the series finale. Arkansas didn't waste any time plating 7 runs on 7 hits in just the first inning. Kentucky answered back with 4 runs of their own in the top of the second behind two RBI doubles, an RBI single and an RBI sacrifice fly. But, the Hogs scored five more runs in the seventh to put away the Wildcats.
Next No. 5 Arkansas will travel to North Carolina to face Charlotte for a two-game series starting Tuesday.
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