FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Brett Hagedorn’s fifth-inning home run accounted for three of his four RBI and gave Arkansas a lead it would not surrender as the Razorbacks defeated Oklahoma City, 14-4, Wednesday at Baum Stadium.
Arkansas (5-2) won its fourth in a row while Oklahoma City (5-4) lost its third-consecutive game.
Matt Dotson (1-0) held the Stars to one hit in two innings of relief to earn his first collegiate victory. OCU starter Blake Hendley (1-1) gave up seven runs on four hits in five innings and was charged with the loss.
After taking a 5-3 lead on Hagedorn’s homer, his second of the season, UA sent 10 batters to the plate in the sixth inning in a six-run outburst. Jamie Tapp’s hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth for the Stars’ final score. UA exploited an OCU error for three runs in the bottom of the eight to cap the Hogs’ scoring.
The Razorbacks took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on a two-run homer by Andrew Wishy, his first collegiate round-tripper.
OCU took the lead with three runs in the top of the fourth, including an RBI double by Justin Hendrickson, a sacrifice fly by Blair Harris, and a wild pitch by UA reliever Jon Richmond that scored Hendrickson with the go-ahead run.
UA senior Scott Crossett went 0-for-2, ending the longest hitting streak of his career at 17 games.
Arkansas will continue its homestand this weekend, hosting Eastern Illinois for a three-game series beginning Friday at 4 p.m. CT. The series continues Saturday at 1 p.m. CT and Sunday at 3 p.m. CT