Fayetteville, Ark. – Four different Razorbacks drove in two runs apiece as No. 11 Arkansas claimed a 13-2 win over Texas-Pan American Tuesday night at Baum Stadium.Arkansas improved to 34-16 overall, while UTPA dropped to 22-29 with the loss.
Daryl Maday (4-0) earned the win after throwing three innings and giving up one run, earned, on three hits with one walk and two strikeouts. Maday was one of six pitchers used by the Razorbacks on the night.
Tommy Sorden (2-5) took the loss for UTPA after giving up five runs, four earned, on six hits in two and one-third innings of work.
Scott Hode, Haas Pratt, Brett Hagedorn and Blake Parker each drove in two runs for the Razorbacks. Arkansas’ 17 hits was the most since the Hogs put up 19 against Centenary on March 17 earlier this season. Casey Rowlett and Parker also had three hits apiece.
Texas-Pan American got on the board in the first inning when Matt Eichel singled home Tony Ortiz with two outs.
The Razorbacks responded in the bottom of the first inning. Rowlett singled and moved to second when Clay Goodwin walked.
A single through the left side by Hode scored Rowlett and tied the game at 1-1. Pratt then gave the Razorbacks a 2-1 lead with a sacrifice fly to right that plated Goodwin from third.
Arkansas made it a 3-1 game in the second inning. Parker doubled to right and moved to third on a wild pitch. The catcher attempted to throw Parker out at third, but his throw was wild and allowed Parker to score.
Jake Dugger gave the Hogs a 4-1 lead with a double off the wall in center that scored Goodwin from second base. Goodwin began the inning with a single and moved to second when Hode reached on a fielding error by the first baseman.
Hode advanced to third on Dugger’s double and scored on Hagedorn’s ground out to short. Hode’s run pushed the lead to 5-1.
The Razorbacks took advantage of the third Broncs error of the game to plate a run in the fourth inning. Parker singled to open the inning and moved to third after Rowlett was thrown out on a bunt attempt.
Danny Hamblin then hit a fly ball that hit off the right fielder’s glove. Parker scored from second on the play to give Arkansas a 6-1 lead.
UTPA made it a 6-2 game in the fifth. Marco Garza doubled to left and scored on Matt Sisk’s ground out to second.
Parker pushed the lead to 8-2 with a two-out single to right that scored Dugger and Hagedorn in the bottom of the fifth inning. Hamblin capped the scoring in the inning with a double to left that scored Parker and gave the Hogs 9-2 lead.
Arkansas continued the offensive outburst in the sixth inning. Goodwin doubled to right to leadoff the inning. After Scott Bridges was inserted to pinch run for Goodwin, he scored on a single through the right side by Hode to make it a 10-2 game.
Hagedorn made it an 11-2 game with two outs in the sixth with a ground ball through the left side that scored pinch runner Devin Day. Day ran for Hode after his RBI single.
Bridges added another run to the Arkansas talley with a triple to right that scored Bubbs Merrill with one out in the seventh inning. Merrill had a pinch-hit double to open the inning.
Pratt made it a 13-2 game with an RBI single through the right side that scored Bridges from third.
Arkansas will not play the previously scheduled Wednesday game against UTPA.
The Razorbacks will travel to Starkville this weekend to take on Mississippi State. Game one is set for Friday at 6:30 p.m.