Arkansas moves on to Omaha

After a 14-1 route of Ole Miss (41-27) on Monday night to win the Fayetteville Super Regional, the Arkansas Razorbacks (48-18) and heading to the College World Series in Omaha.

The Rebels got on the board first, with their lone run coming in the top of the first inning. In the top of the second, Arkansas' starter, Patrick Wicklander, wasn't able to make it out of the inning, as the Razorbacks went to Cody Scroggins in the bullpen.

Arkansas connected for four hits in the bottom of the second, and put up a four spot on the scoreboard, to take a 4-1 lead into the third. Moving on to the third, the Razorbacks added on three more runs with three hits in the innings, to extend their lead to 7-1. 

To put the icing on the cake, the Razorbacks scored one run in both the fourth and fifth innings, before adding on five in the bottom of the sixth, to make the eventual final score 14-1.

Trevor Ezell, Heston Kjerstad, and Casey Opitz all had three-hit days for the Hogs, as both Hjerstad and Optiz led the team with 4 RBI a piece.

On the mound, Wicklander was only able to pick up two outs in the second inning, as Scroggins went 4.1 scoreless innings, allowing only 2 hits with 8 strikeouts. For the final three innings, Jacob Kostyshock and Matt Cronin allowed only three hits combined with no runs scored.

With four total SEC teams in the 2019 NCAA College World Series, the Razorbacks find themselves as the only SEC team on their side of the bracket with Texas Tech, Michigan, and Florida State. In their first round game, the OmaHogs will take on the Seminoles of Florida State on Saturday, June 15, at 6:00pm.

Prior to the Razorbacks game on Saturday, the Red Raiders of Texas Tech will face-off with the Michigan Wolverines.

On Sunday, June 16, the Vanderbilt Commodores will take on the Louisville Cardinals at 1:00pm, before the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers matchup at 6:30pm.

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