by: Scott McCaulley
The Super Regional Series at Arkansas between the Razorbacks and Missouri State Bears had a blow out by the Razorbacks (18-4 win on Friday), a shutdown pitching performance (one-hitter by the Bears Matt Hall in a 3-1 MSU win Saturday), and a close Sunday game which saw the Hogs three first inning runs stand-up in a 3-2 win to send them to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.
Sunday’s Game saw the Hogs get three runs in the first as Bears Starter Jordan Knutson got off to a shaky start, but then settled down as he and the rest of the pitching staff, including former Branson High School student Sam Perez, held the Razorbacks from there. But the Bears were plagued the entire series with not being able to get runners home as they went 2-9 with runners in scoring position on Sunday and 5-33 for the series.
The Razorbacks’ closer Zach Jackson came on in the sixth inning and kept the tying run stranded at third and then did not allow another base runner the rest of the game.
Arkansas moves on to the College World Series which starts Friday.