Hogs Take Opener From Mississippi State
Matt Vinson may be staking his claim to the title of ‘Mr. March’.
Vinson’s three run triple in the bottom of the seventh lifted Arkansas to a 5-4 win in the SEC series opener against Mississippi State at Baum Stadium.
Vinson had a solo home run last Saturday against South Carolina and then added the game winning two run single in the 11th inning on Sunday to complete a three game sweep of the Gamecocks.
Arkansas has now won six straight games.
Mississippi State scored a run on a throwing error in the ninth but Colby Suggs recorded the final two outs with runners on second and third to preserve the win.
Arkansas led 2-0 but saw that lead disappear after the Bulldogs plated a run in the top of the seventh to take a 3-2 lead.
Barrett Astin received a no decision after throwing 5.2 innings while allowing seven hits and two runs while striking out six.