Another vintage Dave Van Horn coached game lead the Hogs to a victory on Sunday and their first conference series win of the season.
Pitching and defense were the story for the Razorbacks. They played a perfect game defensively and the one run they did manage to get across the plate offensively was all they needed.
Krisjon Wilkerson bombed a triple off the left-center field wall with one out in the second inning. The ball got a little help from the wind that was blowing out to right, but not enough to land it into the Hogpen. Bobby Wernes grounded out to second scoring Wilkerson from third. That was the only run, and only the third run the Hogs' scored in heir past two games.
The Diamond Hogs got another huge outing from their starting pitcher. After the complete game from Trey Killian last night, Chris Oliver gave the Razorbacks a career outing. He threw seven innings (career high), allowed four hits, no runs and struck out six (career high). In his seven innings, not a single Alabama player made it to second base. He improved his record to 2-2 o the season.
The Razorback's struggled again offensively. They left seven runners stranded, including six runners who were in scoring position. This has been a common theme for the Hogs this season, but luckily it wasn't a deciding factor today.
Michael Gunn came out of the pen in the eighth to record the six out save. He struck out three of the minimum six batters he faced. This is Gunn's third save of the season.
Andrew Benintendi was the only Razorback to record multiple hits. He was 2 for 4 and both of his hits were singles.
The Delta Devils of Mississippi Valley State come to Baum Stadium for a double header on Tuesday. They won their first game of the season on Saturday against Alcorn State. They are 1-19 on the year and sit at the bottom of the SWAC's Eastern Division standings. First pitch for game one is scheduled for 3:05 p.m.