The Razorbacks missed a great chance to earn a big road series win this weekend in Starkville. They won the first game yesterday pretty easily but couldn't get many runs across in the last two games. They had a great chance in the eighth inning of the Sunday game. The Hogs loaded the bases but couldn't convert.
That leads the team into a big week in which Arkansas hosts Nebraska on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then hosts South Carolina on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
The Arkansas baseball team dropped the series finale at No. 13 Mississippi State (20-10, 6-3) on Sunday, falling 5-1 at Dudy Noble Field.
Chris Oliver (2-3) suffered the loss for the Razorbacks, lasting 6.1 innings and giving up four runs on seven hits, while walking one and striking out three. Colin Poché and Jacob Stone came on in relief and combined to work 1.2 innings and not allow an earned run.
The Razorbacks recorded three of their six hits on the day in the fourth inning when Joe Serrano led off the frame with a double inside the third base bag and Brian Anderson followed with a single up the middle to score Arkansas’ only run of the day. Krisjon Wilkerson followed with a single two batters later, but the Razorbacks stranded runners on the corners to end the threat.
Anderson led the way at the plate with two hits for his team-leading ninth multi-hit game of the year, while four other players recorded single hits. Wernes extended his reached base streak to 12 games, the longest of any Arkansas player this season.
The Razorbacks return to action with five games in five days next week, playing host to Nebraska Tuesday and Wednesday, before South Carolina comes to Baum Stadium Thursday-Saturday. First pitch against the Cornhuskers Tuesday is set for 6:35 p.m. and will be televised on Cox Sports Television.
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