Arkansas Beats Saint Louis 6-4; Hogs Win Third
BY ANDRES FOCIL
St. Louis – The Arkansas Razorbacks picked up their third straight win with a 6-4 victory over the Saint Louis Billikens Wednesday afternoon.
Arkansas improved to 11-8 overall, while the Billikens dropped to 9-7 with the loss. Josh Glynn earned his first career victory for the Razorbacks as he ran his record to 1-0 on the year.
The Billikens put up a pair of runs in their half of the first inning. Jake Friederich, Corey Lawson and Ryan Murphy each doubled in the inning as Saint Louis jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Glynn.
The Razorbacks rallied in the top of the second. With the bases loaded and no outs, Aaron Graves drove in the first run on an error by the Saint Louis third baseman. Kirk McConnell then singled home Brett Hagedorn to make it a 2-2 game. Cody Clark gave Arkansas the lead when he came in to score on a wild pitch. With two outs and the bases loaded, Ryan Fox laced a double to center to clear the bases and give the Razorbacks a 6-2 lead.
Saint Louis cut the Arkansas lead to 6-3 in the bottom of the second on an RBI single through the left side by Kurt Evans that plated Drew Eder. The Billikens made it a 6-4 game in the fourth inning on fielder’s choice by Friederich that scored Slania.
Razorback starter Josh Glynn threw 99 pitches in six and one-third innings of work. Glynn allowed four runs, all earned, on seven hits with two walks and a pair of strikeouts. Scott Roehl relieved Glynn in the seventh inning and worked the final two and two-thirds innings allowing only two hits. After giving up a single in the ninth, Roehl struck out the last three batters of the game to earn his first career save.
After Saint Louis starter Torry Lombardo left after the first inning with shoulder problems, the Razorbacks touched up Brad Wehrfritz for six runs in the second inning. The Billikens then brought in Wes Jaillet who retired 12 consecutive Razorbacks at one point and allowed just two hits in seven and one-third innings while striking out eight and walking two.
Arkansas returns to Fayetteville for a three-game series against the 11th-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Game one of the series is slated for a 5 p.m. start on Friday with the Arkansas Baseball Radio Network going on the air at 4:40 p.m.
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