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Arkansas scored 4 runs over the ultimate two innings and defeated No. 11 TCU 4-1 on Monday at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
Christian Franklin’s one-out RBI triple to right-center discipline tied the sport within the eighth inning, and Franklin scored on Cullen Smith’s RBI single within the following at-bat to provide the Razorbacks a 2-1 lead.
Franklin’s hit got here towards TCU reliever Charles King. Smith singled off his alternative, Haylen Green.
Arkansas (3-0) added two runs within the ninth. Casey Opitz doubled off of Green to attain Brady Slavens, who was hit by a pitch to guide off the inning, and Opitz scored on a wild pitch by TCU reliever Harrison Beethe.
Kevin Kopps recorded the ultimate six outs to earn the save for Arkansas. He struck out 5, a part of an 18-strikeout evening for Razorback pitching.
The No. 8 Razorbacks polished off a powerful weekend for the SEC West, which went 8-1 towards the Big 12. Ole Miss additionally was undefeated on the three-day occasion and Mississippi State was 2-1.
TCU (1-2) had its convention’s solely victory. Texas Tech and Texas had been winless.
The Horned Frogs had the lead for a lot of Monday’s recreation towards the Razorbacks. TCU took a 1-0 lead within the backside of the second inning when Luke Boyers singled with two outs towards Arkansas starter Lael Lockhart.
Lockhart pitched 4 1/3 innings and struck out eight batters in his first begin for the Razorbacks. He transferred to Arkansas from Houston following the 2020 season.
TCU sophomore left hander Austin Krob took a no-decision with 4 scoreless innings. Krob, a former reliever, has not allowed a run in his TCU profession.
The Razorbacks are scheduled to play once more Thursday with a 3 p.m. residence opener towards Southeast Missouri State at Baum-Walker Stadium.
Arkansas 4, TCU 1 — Middle ninth Inning
Robert Moore struck out seeking to strand Cayden Wallace at third base. Moore has had a tough evening — 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
TCU will ship its 3-4-5 hitters — Hunter Wolfe, Gene Wood and Austin Henry — to the plate within the backside of the ninth. Kevin Kopps will pitch once more for Arkansas.
Arkansas 4, TCU 1 — Top ninth Inning
Casey Opitz scored from third on a wild pitch with one out. He and Cayden Wallace, who walked, superior on a sacrifice bunt by Zack Gregory.
All of the Razorbacks’ runs have come within the eighth and ninth innings.
Arkansas 3, TCU 1 — Top ninth Inning
The Razorbacks have added to their lead. Brady Slavens was hit by a pitch to guide off the inning and he scored when Casey Opitz doubled within the subsequent at-bat.
TCU goes again to the bullpen for proper hander Harrison Beethe.
Arkansas 2, TCU 1 — End eighth Inning
Kevin Kopps struck out a pair to finish the eighth inning and the Razorbacks have the lead going to the ninth.
Kopps struck out Elijah Nunez, the Horned Frogs’ leadoff hitter, for the second out, and he was ejected for arguing balls and strikes. TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle got here onto the sphere to argue however he was not ejected.
Kopps struck out Tommy Sacco to finish the inning.
Arkansas 2, TCU 1 — Middle eighth Inning
Cullen Smith was out on a pickoff throw. That was the Razorbacks’ fourth out on the bases tonight.
Braydon Webb struck out to finish the half inning.
Arkansas 2, TCU 1 — Top eighth Inning
Cullen Smith’s one-out RBI single into proper discipline has given Arkansas the lead. Christian Franklin scored.
Arkansas 1, TCU 1 — Top eighth Inning
Christian Franklin’s RBI triple has tied the sport with one out within the eighth inning. Jalen Battles led off the inning with a bloop single and scored standing up.
Franklin took Charles King to the wall in right-center discipline. TCU goes to the bullpen and bringing in senior left hander Haylen Green.
TCU 1, Arkansas 0 — End seventh Inning
Ryan Costeiu retired TCU so as within the backside of the seventh inning. Costeiu struck out Gray Rodgers and Zach Humphreys, and acquired Brayden Taylor to fly out to left discipline.
The high of the Arkansas order will come to the plate within the eighth inning. Jalen Battles, the nine-hole hitter, will lead off.
TCU 1, Arkansas 0 — Middle seventh Inning
Arkansas missed on a golden scoring alternative within the seventh after Braydon Webb was hit with a pitch and Brady Slavens singled to guide off the inning.
Then issues acquired bizarre. Instead of bunting Casey Opitz, he swung away and flied out for the primary out. Cayden Wallace adopted with a protracted fly ball to left that appeared to be caught initially by Elijah Nunez, however the ball got here unfastened when Nunez hit the bottom.
Webb and Slavens retreated, and it appeared Slavens and Wallace may need crossed paths between second and first base, however a replay wasn’t definitive. They each retreated to first and Slavens was out when TCU stepped on second.
Webb superior to 3rd to provide Arkansas runners on the corners. Pinch hitter Zack Gregory grounded out to finish the inning.
Arkansas has had three base-running errors tonight which have price it some run-scoring alternatives. These weren’t errors made the primary two video games.
TCU 1, Arkansas 0 — End sixth Inning
There has been a whole lot of buzz round freshman proper hander Jaxon Wiggins and he simply confirmed why. He overpowered the Horned Frogs with an upper-90s fastball and breaking ball.
Wiggins struck out Hunter Wolfe, Gene Wood and Austin Henry, the Horned Frogs’ 3-4-5 hitters. He threw 15 pitches, 12 for strikes.
TCU 1, Arkansas 0 — Middle sixth Inning
The Razorbacks’ lineup is just not doing a lot towards TCU. Robert Moore and Christian Franklin grounded out shortly, and Cullen Smith was referred to as out wanting towards Charles King within the sixth.
This is the purpose within the recreation the place you’d anticipate the lineup to start producing, particularly the highest of the order.
Jaxon Wiggins will pitch for the Razorbacks within the backside of the sixth.
TCU 1, Arkansas 0 — End fifth Inning
Arkansas turned a 6-4-3 double play to finish the fifth inning. Jalen Battles and Robert Moore did an excellent job turning it. Dave Van Horn has talked rather a lot about that center infield mixture they usually have proven their potential a couple of occasions already in Arlington.
Tommy Sacco was initially referred to as protected at first base as a result of the umpire stated first baseman Cullen Smith’s foot got here off the bag. But the decision was overturned on replay overview.
TCU 1, Arkansas 0 — Bottom fifth Inning
Lael Lockhart’s evening is over after issuing a one-out stroll to leadoff hitter Elijah Nunez within the fifth. It appeared like Lockhart may need gotten squeezed on a 2-2 pitch inside.
Left hander Evan Taylor replaces Lockhart.
Lockhart’s partial closing line: 4 1/3 innings, 1 run, 2 hits, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts. The runner on first is Lockhart’s accountability.
He threw 78 pitches. He is in line to be the shedding pitcher.
TCU 1, Arkansas 0 — Middle fifth Inning
Charles King got here out of the bullpen scorching for TCU. The large proper hander struck out Cayden Wallace, Jacob Nesbit and Jalen Battles in 11 pitches with mid-90s fastball.
Austin Krob’s closing line for TCU: 4 scoreless innings, 1 hit, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts, 1 balk.
Needless to say, the Razorbacks should not hitting properly tonight.
TCU 1, Arkansas 0 — End 4th Inning
Lael Lockhart did an excellent job of blending his breaking ball and fastball within the fourth inning and struck out the aspect in 11 pitches. Lockhart’s fastball appeared pretty much as good because it has all evening and he now has eight strikeouts.
He has now thrown 68 pitches. His pitch restrict is round 75 tonight.
TCU 1, Arkansas 0 — Middle 4th Inning
Austin Krob misplaced his command and issued a pair of two-out walks on six straight balls to Cullen Smith and Braydon Webb, however Arkansas could not do something with the runners.
Brady Slavens swung on the solely two pitches he noticed and popped as much as the primary baseman in foul floor for the second out. Then Casey Opitz was referred to as out seeking to finish the inning.
Krob’s pitch depend is getting excessive — 68 by 4 innings.
TCU 1, Arkansas 0 — End third Inning
Lael Lockhart labored round one other two-out base runner to work a scoreless third. Lockhart hit Gene Wood, who additionally stole second base with out a throw.
Austin Henry flied out to left discipline to finish the inning.
Lockhart struck out the primary two batters of the inning to deliver his strikeout complete to 5. His pitch depend is at 57, so he may need yet one more inning earlier than the Razorbacks will go to the bullpen.
TCU 1, Arkansas 0 — Middle third Inning
Jacob Nesbit reached on a one-out stroll, however that was all Arkansas may muster within the third. Jalen Battles struck out taking a look at a 1-2 fastball and Robert Moore was out on a bunt try down the primary bottom line.
Pitcher Austin Krob appeared good fielding his place and throwing out Moore. Krob has appeared good to this point for the Horned Frogs. He has not allowed a run in 14-plus innings in his TCU profession.
TCU 1, Arkansas 0 — End 2nd Inning
TCU leadoff hitter Elijah Nunez flied out to heart discipline to finish the inning and strand runners at second and third base.
Lael Lockhart has already thrown 40 pitches. The Horned Frogs are making him work deep into counts.
TCU 1, Arkansas 0 — Bottom 2nd Inning
Lael Lockhart was twice one pitch away from getting out of the inning. He did not convert on both and TCU leads due to manufacturing from the underside third of the lineup.
Nine-hole hitter Luke Boyers hit a bloop RBI single over Arkansas second baseman Robert Moore with two outs. It scored Zach Humphreys, who reached when he was hit on an inside 3-2 fastball with two outs. Humphreys went first to 3rd on a single by Brayden Taylor.
Arkansas 0, TCU 0 — Middle 2nd Inning
Dave Van Horn stated he cherished Arkansas’ base operating within the opener towards Texas Tech, however he could not have favored what he noticed within the second inning.
Brady Slavens was out at third base on a floor ball to the left aspect of the infield, and moments later Casey Opitz was picked off at first base on a throw from the catcher Zach Humphreys to finish the inning.
Slavens reached on a one-out hit and superior to second base on a balk.
Arkansas 0, TCU 0 — End 1st Inning
Lael Lockhart labored round a one-out stroll to strand a TCU runner within the first inning.
Lockhart struck out leadoff hitter Elijah Nunez and three-hole hitter Hunter Wolfe, and acquired clean-up hitter Gene Wood to floor out. Arkansas first baseman Cullen Smith made a nick choose on the throw from Jalen Battles to retire Wood and finish the inning.
Arkansas 0, TCU 0 — Middle 1st Inning
The Razorbacks went down 1-2-3 within the high of the primary inning. Robert Moore was caught taking a look at strike three, Christian Franklin flied out to heart discipline and Cullen Smith grounded out.
We’ll get our first have a look at Lael Lockhart within the backside of the inning.
Arkansas and TCU are getting set for a 7:38 p.m. first pitch that’s 1 hour, 38 minutes later than initially scheduled.
The Razorbacks are the street staff tonight and sporting their street grays with crimson hats. TCU is in its residence white jerseys with purple hats.
Left hander Austin Krob is the pitcher for TCU tonight. The third-year sophomore didn’t enable an earned run final season in 11 2/3 innings.
Arkansas will begin left hander Lael Lockhart, a senior who transferred after two seasons because the No. 1 starter at Houston.
The Razorbacks are beginning the identical gamers within the discipline as the primary two video games. Arkansas defeated Texas Tech 13-9 and Texas 4-0 earlier on the showdown.
TCU is 1-1 with a 7-3 loss to Ole Miss and a 3-2 victory over Mississippi State.