We found out yesterday that Florida would be playing in the College World Series, while LSU would not. Today, both South Carolina and Arkansas punched their tickets to Omaha. Check out a full recap of the Gamecocks win over the Sooners here, and read on to find out about the Razorbacks’ extra innings win.
Arkansas 1, Baylor 0
It took 10 innings and a pinch hitter, but the Hogs are Omaha-bound.
Solid pitching from both teams kept the game scoreless through regulation, forcing extra innings. Arkansas had a chance to get on the board in the top of the ninth, but left two runners stranded.
In the top of the tenth, though, they managed to scrape across one run, which would end up being enough for the victory.
Brad Anderson led off with a single down the left field line, then reached second on a sac bunt from Bo Bigham. Matt Vinson struck out, bringing Jake Wise up to bat with one on and two outs.
In his only at-bat of the night, Wise laced an RBI single to bring Anderson home, then reached second on the throw. Joe Serrano grounded out to leave Wise stranded, but the damage was done.
BU actually had a chance to tie or win in the bottom of the inning, but they couldn’t capitalize. Josh Ludy coaxed a two-out walk and Max Muncy singled, but Dan Evatt K’d to end the threat and the game.
The teams had five hits each and the Bears also made one error. Wise led the Razorbacks at the plate, going 1-for-1, while Muncy went 2-for-5 to lead Baylor.
UA reliever Colby Suggs earned the win and improves to 7-0 on the season. He pitched the final two innings and allowed only one hit, issued two walks, and struck out two batters. Bears reliever Dillon Newman took the loss and drops to 4-4. He pitched only the final inning of the game and gave up one run on two hits and K’d one batter. Starter Tyler Bremer worked the first nine innings.
BU finishes the season with a 49-17 record. Arkansas’ overall record is now 44-20. They will face off against Kent State in Omaha.