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No. 8 Arkansas scored 5 runs within the high of the ninth inning to beat No. 3 Texas Tech 13-9 within the Razorbacks’ first recreation of the College Baseball Showdown in Arlington, Texas.

Elijah Trest pitched the ultimate three innings, solely giving up two hits, and saved the Razorbacks inside placing distance.

Arkansas’ subsequent recreation, in opposition to Texas, is scheduled to start out at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Arkansas 13, Texas Tech 9 — End ninth Inning

Elijah Trest stays within the recreation for the Razorbacks. He is happening his third inning of labor.

He will get the primary batter to come out in foul territory.

The subsequent batter, Fulford, pops as much as quick middle. 2 outs.

Trest will get behind the subsequent batter 3-0 and ultimately walks him. 2 outs, runner on 1st.

Trest strikes out the final batter to make this one last.

Arkansas 13, Texas Tech 9 — Middle ninth Inning

Casey Opitz leads off the innings with a single to proper. He won’t be pinch ran for proper now.

Wallace singles to proper, Opitz advances to 3rd. Runners on the corners with no outs. Gregory is 1-1 this 12 months after coming in to pinch hit for Nesbit earlier.

Gregory strikes out, Wallace advances to second on a ball within the dust.

Battles with an enormous single to tie the sport. The freshman is 3-5 with a run scored at the moment.

A handed ball offers the Razorbacks the lead. Moore walked and the ball acquired by the catcher permitting the runner to attain.

Christian Franklin completely blasted a ball to right away middle. If we’re at Baum then Arkansas has three extra runs, however as an alternative it is a lengthy, loud out on the middle subject wall.

Another wild pitch and Arkansas will get one other run. Battles is available in to attain and Webb is batting with runners on 2nd and third.

Braydon Webb works an 8 pitch single and scores two extra runs. That insurance coverage ought to assist a bullpen that has been shaky at greatest tonight.

Devine’s night time is finished. Derek Bridges is in to pitch.

Devine: 0.2 IP, 4H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 Okay, 33 pitches.

Slavens strikes out to finish the ninth, however 5 runs within the ninth inning give the Hogs the lead again.

Arkansas 8, Texas Tech 9 — End eighth Inning

Trest settles in through the eighth inning and retires the aspect so as. Arkansas has one final probability to tie or take the lead. Due up for the Hogs:

Casey Opitz, Cayden Wallace, Zach Gregory

In to pitch for the Red Raiders is Andrew Devine.

Key: 1.0 IP, 1H, 0R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 Okay, 17 pitches.

Arkansas 8, Texas Tech 9 — Middle eighth Inning

Arkansas will get two runners on, however cannot do something with them. Moore reached on an infield single and Webb walked, however 2 strikeouts and a flyout finish the Razorbacks menace within the eighth. Arkansas has walked 9 instances, but additionally struck out 12.

Arkansas 8, Texas Tech 9 — End seventh Inning

After a superb sixth Costeiu struggles within the seventh, hitting the primary batter and strolling the subsequent.

Elijah Trest is in to pitch. He’s the sixth pitcher of the night time for the Hogs. Arkansas’ 5 bullpen pitchers are averaging 1.2 outs per pitcher proper now. Not nice.

Costeiu: 1.0 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, (Runners are his duty), 2 BB, 0 Okay, 21 pitches.

Trest is available in and provides up a 3-run homerun to left subject. Fulford deposited that ball a couple of rows up behind the left subject fence. Trest was forward within the rely, however could not get a couple of calls on the nook. Then he threw a dangling breaker proper within the candy spot of the zone.

Trest hits a person, however then picks him off at second base. He then will get the subsequent batter to strikeout trying.

Jalen Battles is being checked out by the coaching employees. The coach was his proper leg, however he’ll keep within the recreation.

Tech will get a double, however Trest strands him with a strikeout.

Arkansas 8, Texas Tech 6 — Middle seventh Inning

An overturned name at first and an infield single have the Razorbacks in place to tie the sport once more. 1 out and Opitz on the plate.

Opitz had a terrific at-bat, seeing 11 pitches and forcing a mound go to from the pitching coach.

A balk ties the sport 6-6. Tech’s catcher known as time, it wasn’t granted, however the pitcher stopped his windup and the sport is tied. Wow I have not seen that in a school recreation shortly.

After a popup in foul territory, Zach Gregory pinch hits for Jacob Nesbit.

The strangeness continues, Arkansas scores two runs on a wild pitch. The pitch acquired away from the catcher after which the throw to the plate acquired away from the pitcher that was masking permitting the Razorbacks to attain two and take the lead 8-6.

Battles strikes out swinging. It’s stretch time and this recreation has been nothing in need of entertaining.

Arkansas 5, Texas Tech 6 — Bottom sixth Inning

Kole Ramage is in to start out this inning.

Kopps: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1BB, 2K, 19 pitches.

Tech will get the leadoff man on with a stroll, he steals second and advances to 3rd on the throw. Opitz had a pitch within the dust and would have been late on the throw. The subsequent batter walks and there are runners on the corners.

Ramage’s night time is finished after not recording an out. Right-handed Ryan Costeiu in for the Hogs

Ramage: 0.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER (each runners are his duty) 1 BB, 0 Okay, 15 pitches.

Another potential double play ball for the Razorbacks, however this time the roll is just too gradual for the flip to come back in time. Hogs get the out at second. Tech scores a run and retakes the lead.

Costeiu did a superb job of coming in and limiting the harm. He will get a flyout and groundout to finish the inning.

Arkansas 5, Texas Tech 5 — Middle sixth Inning

Arkansas has the bases loaded with no outs after successful by pitch and two walks, and the day is finished for Wells. In to pitch is Ryan Sublette for the Red Raiders

Wells: 0.1 IP 0 H, 0R, 0 ER (All three runners are his duty). 0 Okay, 2 BB, 18 pitches.

Nesbit strikes out trying. He’s the second Razorback to strikeout trying with the bases loaded at the moment.

Jalen Battles places a cost into one, one hopping the fence in left subject and the Razorbacks rating 2 to chop the result in 5-3 Texas Tech. Robert Moore has put collectively three good at-bats at the moment and he is up with runners in scoring place and one out for the Hogs.

A wild pitch plates one other run for the Razorbacks. 5-4 Tech.

Robert Moore does his job, he flies out to right-center and Battles tags up and scores simply. Arkansas solutions Tech’s 5 runs with 4 of their very own within the high of the sixth.

Franklin strikes out for the third time this recreation, however the Hogs took benefit of the free passes the Red Raiders handed out and tied the sport.

Arkansas 1, Texas Tech 5 — End fifth Inning

Runion leads off the inning with a leadoff double, then Vermillion walks the subsequent batter and his night time is finished. Caden Monke is in to pitch for the Razorbacks. Monke might be the Razorbacks greatest floor ball pitcher.

Vermillion: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 0R, 0 ER (Both runners are his duty) 4 ok, 2 BB, 59 pitches.

The Red Raiders load the bases, and Conley singles by means of the proper aspect of the infield. Tech scores 2 to take the lead. Monke’s night time is finished after giving up 2 hits to the one 2 batters he confronted.

Kevin Kopps will are available with runners on first and second with no one out.

The first batter hits a primary pitch slider proper between Kopps’ legs for an RBI single. Tech leads 3-1.

A wild pitch will get by Opitz after which a base hit give Texas Tech a 5-1 lead. The bullpen hasn’t been spectacular thus far for the Razorbacks. They have but to get an out.

Kopps will get the final two batters to strikeout to finish the inning, however the harm was executed by the Red Raiders scoring 5 runs on 5 hits.

Arkansas 1, Texas Tech 0 — Middle fifth Inning

Arkansas has loaded the bases with 1 out. Nesbit walked, Battles singled and Moore walked. Arkansas has Christian Franklin up. This is the Razorbacks greatest probability to attain this recreation.

Franklin struck out trying on a 3-2 slider.

Arkansas is on the board. Cullen Smith works a stroll and the Razorbacks take the lead.

Birdsell’s night time is finished. 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2K, 30 pitches. Into pitch is the righty Levi Wells.

Arkansas will simply get the one run after Webb grounds out to 3rd to finish the inning.

Arkansas 0, Texas Tech 0 — End 4th Inning

Braydon Webb makes a leaping catch proper in entrance of the Razorback bullpen in left middle subject. That may discover its approach on SportsCenter.

Vermillion will get a strikeout and and flyout to finish the inning. Vermillion is at 51 pitches. He may exit for the fifth. Van Horn stated pitchers limits could be round 60 pitches this weekend. Something to look out for subsequent inning.

Monteverde’s night time is finished his line – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 5 Okay, 2 BB, 64 pitches

The righty Brandon Birdsell is in for the Red Raiders.

Arkansas 0, Texas Tech 0 — Middle 4th Inning

Arkansas goes so as within the 4th inning. Two groundouts and a flyout have the sport nonetheless scoreless.

Monteverde has thrown 64 pitches for the Red Raiders.

Arkansas 0, Texas Tech 0 — End third Inning

Texas Tech threatened within the inning get the primary two batters on, however Vermillion stranded the runners with two fly out and a strikeout.

Vermillion has thrown 38 pitches by means of 3 innings for the Hogs.

Arkansas 0, Texas Tech 0 — Middle third Inning

Monteverde will get Jacob Nesbit on a excessive curveball. Nesbit labored the rely full, however could not join.

Battles strikes out on a fastball, that one touching 91 mph in response to the announcers. Monteverde struck out 5 Razorbacks in his first time by means of the lineup.

Robert Moore singled into left subject for the Razorbacks first hit of the 12 months. He took a excessive fastball and pulled it.

Moore was picked off at first, however he by no means stopped working to second and slid in earlier than the errant throw.

Moore is on the transfer this inning. He stole third base, could not see the tag or the bounce, however he appeared to be there in loads of time. Moore had three steals within the covid-19 shortened season. He has two within the first recreation.

The Hogs acquired runners on the corners after a Franklin stroll, however Smith grounded out to the shortstop to finish the inning.

Arkansas 0, Texas Tech 0 — End 2nd Inning

There is not any radar gun studying on the printed, however the announcers stated Vermillion touched 93 mph this inning. He retires the primary two batters on 4 pitches.

Former Razorback Easton Murrell reaches on an error by shortstop Jalen Battles. Battles could not subject it cleanly and Murrell beat the throw. Vermillion hits the subsequent batter on the primary pitch.

Vermillion will get out of the inning by placing out Runion on a pitch within the dust. Arkansas may have 8,9,1 due up within the high of the third.

Arkansas 0, Texas Tech 0 — Middle 2nd Inning

Texas Tech’s starter Patrick Monteverde has his breaking ball working early. He strikes out the primary two batters of the inning, however Casey Opitz works a stroll to provide the Razorbacks their first base runner of the sport. Opitz was in a position to advance to second base on a wild pitch within the dust, however Wallace grounded out to 3rd to finish the inning. Montverde hasn’t been overpowering Arkansas’ batters with velocity, however his breaking stuff has the Hogs guessing.

Arkansas 0, Texas Tech 0 — End 1st Inning

Leadoff Dru Baker grounds out to Jalen Battles at shortstop. 1 out.

Cal Conley grounds a ball up the center for the primary hit of the sport.

Dylan Neuse grounds right into a 6-4-3 double play. Battles to Moore to Cullen Smith at first to finish the inning.

We’ve heard so much in regards to the double play combo of Battles and Moore through the offseason and the duo did not disappoint on that flip. Very easy up the center.

Arkansas 0, Texas Tech 0 — Middle 1st Inning

Robert Moore flies out to left to start out off the inning. 1 out.

Christian Franklin strikes out swinging on a breaking ball. 2 outs.

Braydon Webb flies out to the shortstop and the Hogs go so as within the high of the inning.


The official begin time for Arkansas’ first recreation of the season in opposition to Texas Tech is 8:20 p.m. The previous recreation between Ole Miss and TCU didn’t finish till 7:25 p.m.; 25 minutes later than the scheduled begin time for the sport between Arkansas and Texas Tech. Arkansas would be the visiting staff at the moment. Matt Goodheart didn’t make the journey for an undisclosed medical purpose.

Texas Tech starter Patrick Monteverde has pitched in solely 4 video games because the begin of the 2019 season. He required Tommy John surgical procedure after three appearances in 2019, and pitched solely 2 2/3 innings final season earlier than the season was shut down….Arkansas beginning pitcher Zebulon Vermilion is making his first profession begin. Vermillion has appeared in 32 video games throughout his profession, together with 5 final season when he didn’t enable a run and struck out 12 in 7 1/3 innings



2B Robert Moore

CF Christian Franklin

1B Cullen Smith

LF Braydon Webb

DH Brady Slavens

C Casey Opitz

RF Cayden Wallace

3B Jacob Nesbit

SS Jalen Battles

P Zebulon Vermillion – 1-0, 0.00 ERA in 7 1/3 innings in 2020

Texas Tech

LF Dru Baker

3B Cal Conley

CF Dylan Neuse

2B Jace Jung

1B Cole Stilwell

RF Easton Murrell

C Braxton Fulford

DH Braydon Runion

SS Kurt Wilson

P Patrick Monteverde – 0-0, 0.00 ERA in 2 2/3 innings at Division II Seton Hill (Pa.) in 2020