OMAHA, Neb. – Freshman Bo Bigham’s diving stop and throw from his knees cracked ESPN SportsCenter’s top 10 plays, ranking No. 4 on the list Saturday night.
Bigham made the diving stop in the third inning and limited what may have been a big Cal St. Fullerton inning to just a pair of runs. With a runner on first base and no one out, Bigham made a diving stop to his left, turned and threw a strike to Ben Tschepikow from his knees to get the lead runner on the play. The Titans would eventually score two runs in the inning on a hit and one Razorback error, but the two runs only cut into Arkansas’ lead and kept the Razorbacks on top.
Bigham’s play is the third Razorback play to get recognition on ESPN’s top 10 plays this season and fourth in the last two seasons. Last weekend, Andrew Darr cracked the daily and weekly top 10 for his one-out game-winning double against Florida State in the Super Regional and Brett Eibner was featured the day before for a leaping catch while crashing into the center field wall in Tallahassee. Chase Leavitt was the story in 2008 when he made a diving catch in right field.
The Razorbacks must now take on the LSU Tigers who defeated the Virginia Cavaliers on Monday night in the second round of the College World Series. Game time is set for 6 p.m. For more information regarding Razorback baseball or University of Arkansas athletics please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.