College Station, Texas – The Arkansas Razorbacks salvaged the final game of the Dominos Pizza Aggie Baseball Classic with a 5-2 victory over New Mexico Sunday night.Arkansas improved to 11-3 overall while New Mexico dropped to 1-6-1.
Robby Daniel (2-0) earned the after pitching one and one-third innings in relief of starter Daryl Maday. Daniel allowed one unearned run on one hit with one strikeout.
Boyd Goodner earned his first save after throwing the final four innings allowing just one hit.
Cooper Eddy (0-2) took the loss after giving up three runs, all earned, on eight hits with six strikeouts in six innings of work.
Arkansas used the double steal to score a run in the top of the second inning. Danny Hamblin reached on a fielder’s choice and moved to third on a single by Scott Bridges.
With Watts at the plate, Bridges broke for second and on the throw by the catcher Hamblin broke for home and scored.
The Hogs extended their lead to 3-0 in the fourth when Jake Dugger singled through the right side with the bases loaded. Hamblin and Bridges scored on the play.
New Mexico got on the scoreboard in the fourth after taking advantage of an Arkansas error. Josh Mader hit a fly ball that was dropped by centerfielder Jake Dugger. Garrick Haymore then laced a triple to right that scored Mader and made it a 3-1 game.
New Mexico cut into the lead in the sixth when Haymore hit a ground ball to first that hit off Pratt’s glove and allowed Sean Murray to score making it a 3-2 game.
The Razorbacks put runners on second and third in the top of the ninth when Hamblin was hit by a pitch and Bridges reached after the catcher dropped a called third strike.
Scott Hode grounded to third who threw home to get Hamblin for the second out.
Casey Rowlett brought Bridges home with a bunt single down the third base line. Bridges’ run gave the Hogs a 4-2 lead. Pratt pushed the lead to 5-2 with a single through the right side that plated Hode.