When a team with a 1-20 record comes to town, you sure better beat them. It wasn't the blowout that might have been expected, but a victory nonetheless.
The Diamond Hogs had no trouble scoring runs in this one. Tyler Spoon lead off the second inning with a double and would later score on a single by Krisjon Wilkerson.
In the third inning, Joe Serrano drew a one-out walk. He later scored on a single by Spoon.
The Razorbacks added another run in the fourth to make it 3-0. This was the most comical run I have seen them score this season. Wilkerson lead off the inning by reaching on an error by the second baseman. It was a routine bobble nothing really crazy. He then advanced to second on a wild pick-off throw from the pitcher, which goes in the book as an E3. Wilkerson then was awarded third base after a balk. By this point, I know he's scoring on a wild pitch. Instead, Wilkerson scored on a simple sacrifice fly to right hit by Jake Wise.
The fifth inning had so much action in it, I forgot I was watching Razorback baseball. Brian Anderson and Spoon lead off the inning with back-to-back singles. Eric Fisher blasted a double to the right center field wall, scoring Anderson and Spoon. Fisher later scored on an RBI ground-out to the pitcher by Bobby Wernes. With score 6-0, Hogs held on to their comfortable lead the rest of the way.
Colin Poche had another solid outing. He threw five scoreless innings, allowing only three hits while striking out six. He looked sharp against inferior competitions, for what that is worth.
Jackson Lowery threw two perfect innings in relief. Chris Falwell came in and shut the door in the eighth and ninth.
Serrano, Anderson and Spoon all had multi-hit games, with Spoon having three hits. It was good to see the heart of the order for the Hogs have a solid game and carry the load for the team offensively.
The second game of the doubleheader starts at 5:50 p.m.