Hogs Lose Series At Auburn, Possibly Regional Too

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Arkansas may have lost more than a SEC series at Auburn this weekend.

The Razorbacks may have seen their chances of hosting a NCAA regional disappear as well.

Auburn pounded out 14 hits and roughed up seven different Arkansas pitchers in an 11-6 win Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers (33-22, 13-17) entered the series last in the SEC West but are playing their best baseball at the end of the season. Arkansas (35-19, 18-11) will be the No. 3 seed at next week’s SEC Tournament. The Hogs will play the winner of the No. 6 vs No. 11 game at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Arkansas jumped out to a 3-1 lead behind a pair of RBI from Dominic Ficociello and a solo home rum from Brett McAfee but an eight run fifth inning blew the game open for Auburn.

A throwing error on a sacrifice bunt attempt started the downward spiral for the Razorbacks. Two runs scored on a wild sequence, tying the game at 3-3, then the Tigers offense erupted.

Blake Austin drove in three runs for the Tigers while both Jordan Ebert and Patrick Savage added a pair of RBI each. Ficociello drove in three for Arkansas while McAfee had a pair of hits and a drove in two.

Randall Fant had his second shortest outing of the season as he lasted just 2 1/3 innings. His previous short was a scheduled two inning start against Missouri State.

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