The Razorbacks (30-13, 11-8 SEC) and Alabama (23-21, 5-14 SEC) kept pace with each other, run for run in the first two innings before the Arkansas offense used the long ball in the middle innings. Dominic Fletcher’s home run in the third was part of a two-run inning that broke a 2-2 tie. It was his fifth of the year. Fletcher went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a double.
Four different Hogs recorded multi-hit performances, while the team, combined, had 11 hits. It was the 26th game this year that Arkansas’ offense has recorded 10 or more hits in a game and the Razorbacks are 20-6 in those games.
Arkansas reaches the 30-wins with the victory, making them one of only five teams in the SEC with 30 or more at this point in the season. It’s also the 24th win at Baum Stadium this year and fifth-straight at home.
The Razorbacks jumped on Alabama starter Sam Finnerty early in the first inning, plating two runs before the first out. Casey Martin drove in the first RBI of the game with an infield single to the shortstop, before Alabama made a fielding error that led to the second run.
Martin went on to go 2-for-4 with two RBIs. He homered, his ninth of the year, second in SEC play, over the centerfield portion of the Hog Pen, and build the Razorback’s lead to 5-3.
The Hogs went on to hit three home runs on the night.
Junior Blaine Knight pitched six strong innings giving up only three runs on three hits to stay undefeated at 7-0. He struck out six, giving him six appearances with six or more strikeouts this year.
Junior Jake Reindl came on to record a three inning save. Reindl struck out four and scattered three hits.