Has this Razorback team turned the corner?
We do know this, they've been able to crush these last few midweek series. Yes, Stephen F. Austin isn't a great team (and neither was Mississippi Valley State last week) but the Hogs are not just winning, they're dominating.
This game was actually scoreless in the first two innings, which might have given the impression that this game would be somewhat close. That would be false. Arkansas put up four runs in the 4th, five runs in the 6th, three in the 8th and sprinkled in a few more to claim the lopsided victory.
Andrew Benintendi continued to establish himself as a star. He crushed another home run to right field, his 14th on the year which is tops in the nation. He also showed off his glove with a nice web gem in the 6th inning (pictured above).
Brett McAfee also had a big day. He was 4-5 with 3 RBIs and a double. Bobby Wernes led the team in RBIs with 4. Clark Eagan brought home two runners on a standup triple that missed being a home run by a couple of feet. The ball bounced off the wall and Eagan probably could have made it home because the throw turned out to be off the mark.
By the time Stephen F. Austin scored, on a solo shot in the 6th inning, Arkansas already led 6-0. The game's outcome was never in doubt. The Lumberjacks did manage to put another pair of runs on the board in the 8th.
Now the Razorbacks take their show on the road for a big series against #1 Texas A&M. It's a major opportunity for the Hogs as they're still trying to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament.