FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas baseball team (28-17, 10-10 SEC) rallied from a late deficit Saturday afternoon in game one of a doubleheader and used a walk-off single in the 10th inning to defeat Auburn (24-20, 8-12) 4-3 at Baum Stadium.
The Razorbacks loaded the bases in the 10th inning with no outs, before Tyler Spoon came to the plate and delivered the team’s first walk-off win of the season with a single to right center, sending Arkansas to a 4-3 comeback win.
Michael Gunn (2-1) picked up the victory in relief, recording one out, which left the bases loaded for the Tigers in the top of the 10th. Jacob Stone worked 3.1 hitless innings, while Jalen Beeks got the start and tossed 6.1 innings and gave up two earned runs on five hits.
Eric Fisher finished the game with three hits, including a leadoff double in the 10th inning. Andrew Benintendi, Joe Serrano and Brian Anderson each recorded multi-hit games, while Jake Wise drove in a pair of runs, including the tying run in the eighth inning.
The Razorbacks and Tigers will play game two of Saturday’s doubleheader starting at8 p.m.
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How They Scored
Arkansas 1, Auburn 0; Bottom 2: Jake Wise lined out to center; Eric Fisher scored from third. Arkansas 2, Auburn 0; Bottom 3: Blake Baxendale singled down the right field line; Andrew Benintendi scored. Arkansas 2, Auburn 1; Top 4: Blake Logan singled to left field, Damek Tomscha scored. Arkansas 2, Auburn 2; Top 6: Damek Tomscha singled to third base; Jordan Ebert advanced to third on the hit, scored on a throwing error by the third baseman (E5). Arkansas 2, Auburn 3; Top 6: Blake Austin flied out to left field; Damon Haecker scored on the sacrifice. Arkansas 3, Auburn 3; Bottom 8: Jake Wise singled through the left side; Brian Anderson scored. Arkansas 4, Auburn 3; Bottom 10: Tyler Spoon singled to right center field; Josh Alberius scored.