FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas baseball team (14-8) defeated Mississippi Valley State (1-21) 6-0 in game one of the teams’ Tuesday doubleheader at Baum Stadium.
Sophomore ColinPoché picked up the victory on the mound after a career-high-tying 5.0 shutout innings. The Flower Mound, Texas, native also tied his career high with six strikeouts while allowing just three hits and one walk. Poché improved to 2-0 this season and lowered his 2014 earned-run average to 0.54.
The Razorbacks were led at the plate by sophomore team captain Tyler Spoon, who finished the game 3-for-4 with two runs scored, one double and one RBI. Junior Eric Fisher registered two RBI on a double to the right-center field wall.
Arkansas and Mississippi Valley State play the second game of the doubleheader Tuesday evening at Baum Stadium. The Razorbacks and Delta Devils conclude their three-game series Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.
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How They Scored-Arkansas 1, Mississippi Valley State 0; Bottom 2nd: Krisjon Wilkerson singled to left-center field to score Tyler Spoon from third base.-Arkansas 2, Mississippi Valley State 0; Bottom 3rd: Tyler Spoon singled up the middle to score Joe Serrano from second base.-Arkansas 3, Mississippi Valley State 0; Bottom 4th: Jake Wise hit a sacrifice fly to right field to score Krisjon Wilkerson from third base.-Arkansas 5, Mississippi Valley State 0; Bottom 5th: Eric Fisher doubled to right-center field to score Brian Anderson from third base and Tyler Spoon from first base.-Arkansas 6, Mississippi Valley State 0; Bottom 5th: Bobby Wernes grounded out to the pitcher to score Eric Fisher from third base.
Download: Arkansas Game 22 Box Score.pdf