After giving up a pair of runs in the top of the 5th, Benintendi crushed a solo shot to right field to tie the game again. He tied it in the 3rd with a sac fly and also saved a run with a diving catch earlier in the game. This home run is his 20th of the year. Currently 3-3 in the 6th.
This is Benny's 2nd national player of the year award, following the same recognition from Collegiate Baseball. There's still more to go, highlighted by the upcoming Golden Spikes Award, for which he is one of four finalists.
This is certainly a blow for Arkansas' already-thin pitching staff. Teague started Game 3 of the super regionals against Missouri State and pitched four innings without giving up an earned run. Dominic Taccolini has also been benched with an injury for the last few weeks and won't be back this season. Freshman pitcher Keaton McKinney has been hampered by a hip injury but has played this postseason with limited effectiveness. Hopefully the extra time before the Monday game of the College World Series will help in his efforts to rehab.
Gerald Tracy from Cowboys Ride For Free stops by to give us the inside dirt on regional's highly-ranked host team, whom Arkansas will almost definitely have to go through to make it to the super regional.
Not a whole lot to say about this one. Florida run-ruled Arkansas to win the game 10-0 and knock the Razorbacks out of the SEC Tournament. At a certain point it felt like the Hogs were just ready to go home and prepare to watch the NCAA Tournament Selection Show on Monday. The Hogs will likely be a 2-seed somewhere, but where?
Arkansas committed a season-high six errors against top-ranked LSU in a 10-5 loss at Hoover. This is an obvious statement, but the Hogs have to play cleaner baseball in order to advance further in the postseason. LSU had already built a 6-0 lead when Arkansas went to bat in the 2nd inning. The Hogs put up 4 runs and appeared they might be able to make a game out of it, but that's as close as it ever became. The Tigers ended up taking a 10-4 lead before Arkansas scored its last run. Arkansas now plays Florida again in an elimination game tomorrow. The winner will play LSU on Saturday.