Hogs’ First Inning Secures Series At No. 1 Texas A&M
COLLEGE STATION, TX (KFSM) – The first 15 innings of the SEC series between Arkansas and Texas A&M was all Aggies. But the final nine belonged to the Razorbacks.
After rallying from a five run deficit earlier in the day on Sunday, Arkansas scored six first inning runs and took down No. 1 Texas A&M 8-2.
“I’ve been doing this a long time and this is one of the better days I’ve ever had as a coach,” Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said.
The win puts Arkansas at .500 in the SEC, 9-9, for the first time this season. The Razorbacks sent 10 players to the plate in the first but did most of their damage after a two hour lightning delay. Arkansas has now won their past four SEC series.
Joe Serrano continued his big day as his RBI double in the first inning started the offensive onslaught then Luke Bonfield pushed the lead to 3-0 as he singled to center. Serrano had a three run triple in the 8th inning of game two of the series that was completed today after being suspended Saturday night.
Keaton McKinney picked up the win for Arkansas (24-17, 9-9) as he threw five and 1/3 innings while striking out three and allowed two runs on seven hits. The series loss is the first for Texas A&M (35-5, 12-5) this season as the Aggies had lost just three games all season before the series with Arkansas.
Tyler Spoon drove in a pair of runs while going 2-of-3 at the plate while Andrew Benintendi continued to pile up impressive statistics as he went 2-of-2, scored two runs, walked twice and stole two runs.