FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Arkansas opened league play on the right foot with a 9-4 victory against No. 4 Kentucky Friday at Baum Stadium.
The Razorbacks (14-4, 1-0) started with a bang against the reigning SEC Pitcher of the Year Sean Hjelle. In the first inning Eric Cole launched a solo home run to the Hog Pen and Dominic Fletcher followed with an RBI double down the right field line. The Hogs tacked on another run courtesy of Jordan McFarland, who hit an RBI single to plate Fletcher giving Arkansas a 3-0 early lead.
Blaine Knight survived for only 4 2/3 innings. He gave up six hits, but just two runs. His day was done after loading the bases with two outs in the fifth.
Grant Koch led the Hogs explosive offense with two home runs and four RBI to help lead Arkansas to victory over Kentucky.
Arkansas will go for the series win against Kentucky tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.