FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Razorbacks are now 11-0 at Baum Stadium in home openers and 5-2 on the season after an 8-3 win in the first game of a doubleheader against Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Sunday in front of 3,681 fans.
The Razorbacks finally broke through off Panther pitching in the bottom of the seventh inning with four runs on two hits. The big blow was Coon’s two-RBI double off the bottom of the wall in left-center field.
Danny Hamblin plated a run with a deep fly ball to center field. Wayne Hrozek then drove in the fourth run of the inning with a sharp single through the left side.
Coon came through again in the eighth inning with a two-RBI double down the left-field line. He went 4 for 4 in the opening game of the doubleheader with a career-high five RBI and two doubles.
Nick Schmidt pitched six innings, allowing just two runs on three hits but did not earn a decision. He struggled with his control, walking four and striking out four.
Travis Hill (1-0) earned the win out of the bullpen, working the final three innings for first career win.
Robert Michalkiewicz started and allowed two runs on six hits in 5.1 innings of work. Brandon Duffy came on in relief for UWM and took the loss, giving up three runs on no hits in two-thirds of an inning.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee took the lead in the top of the seventh inning on a RBI single up the middle by Grant Berkovitz.
The Razorbacks jumped on top on a two-out RBI single by Coon in the third inning.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Ross McCoy and a double down the right-field line by Andy Hetebrueg.
The Hogs tied things up in the bottom of the fourth inning with a sacrifice fly to right field by Logan Forsythe.
Arkansas will play game two of the double header against Wisconsin-Milwaukee this afternoon, with first pitch slated for 3:20. The series will wrap up Monday with first pitch set for 1:05 p.m. at Baum Stadium.
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