UNLV Tops Arkansas In Slug Fest

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It doesn't happen often but Arkansas saw a team slug their way to a win at Baum Stadium.

No. 17 UNLV put up double digit runs as the Rebels topped No. 24 Arkansas 10-7 in the opener of a two game series.

“We got off to a bad start," Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said. "They were getting big hits with two outs the first couple innings and jumped on us. We held them in the first, then in the second and third it seemed like they had runners all over the bases. We managed to hang in there and made a game of it late, but it just was not a very pretty game at all.”

The Rebels platted runs in each inning from the second through the sixth to open up a 10-4 run and then hang on for the win.

Arkansas looked to have plenty of momentum heading into the game as the Razorbacks took back-to-back games from No. 1 ranked South Carolina over the weekend.

The Razorbacks fell behind 2-0 in the second inning but Michael Bernal quickly put Arkansas in front as he hit a three run home run to left. Arkansas then led 4-3 after three innings of play when Joe Serrano scored on an error but UNLV started to pull away in the middle innings.