Hogs vs. Tro­jans

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SPORTS - TROY SCHULTE SPE­CIAL TO THE DEMO­CRAT-GAZETTE

Ar­kan­sas’ Kole Ramage (above) de­liv­ers a pitch dur­ing the Ra­zor­backs’ ex­hi­bi­tion base­ball game against UALR on Fri­day at Gary Ho­gan Field in Lit­tle Rock. Fresh­man Ja­cob Nes­bit scored three runs and drove in three in Ar­kan­sas’ 11-2 vic­tory in what is be­lieved to be the first game ever be­tween the Ra­zor­backs and the Tro­jans in base­ball.

AR­KAN­SAS 11, UALR 2

Isa­iah Camp­bell threw three shutout in­nings, got out of a bases-loaded jam and was backed up by the bot­tom of the Uni­ver­sity of Ar­kan­sas lineup in an­other ex­hi­bi­tion vic­tory Fri­day night.

Camp­bell held the Uni­ver­sity of Ar­kan­sas at Lit­tle Rock score­less over three in­nings, and red­shirt fresh­man Ja­cob Nes­bit scored three runs and drove in three more to lead six dif­fer­ent Ra­zor­backs who scored in an 11-2 vic­tory at Gary Ho­gan Field in Lit­tle Rock. UALR did not an­nounce an at­ten­dance fig­ure, but Ath­letic Direc­tor Chasse Conque said 1,400 tick­ets were sold.

In what is be­lieved to be the first game ever be­tween the Ra­zor­backs and the Tro­jans in base­ball — reg­u­lar sea­son or ex­hi­bi­tion — Camp­bell struck out three and needed to wig­gle out of a jam in the third in­ning a week af­ter hold­ing Wi­chita State to one run over four in­nings. He hit Miguel Soto to lead off the third, walked Chris­tian Reyes, and Eldridge Figeu­roa reached when Camp­bell and third base­man Jack Ken­ley col­lided while try­ing to field a bunt.

With the bases loaded, Camp­bell struck out Chase Coker and Ri­ley Pittman look­ing, and got Gar­rett Scott to ground out to end the threat.

Nes­bit drove in 3 runs, scored 3 runs, stole 2 bases and hit 2 sin­gles to power a Ra­zor­back of­fense that had 13 hits off five Tro­jan pitch­ers. His sac­ri­fice fly in the sec­ond in­ning scored Ken­ley to give Ar­kan­sas a 1-0 lead, then he reached on an er­ror in the fourth and scored on Matt Good­heart’s sin­gle. He then ripped a two-run sin­gle in the eighth, stole sec­ond base and scored on a bases-loaded walk. He sin­gled and scored on Casey Martin’s two-run sin­gle in the ninth.

Chris­tian Franklin also scored three runs, while Casey Opitz scored twice for the Ra­zor­backs. Coach Dave Van Horn used six dif­fer­ent pitch­ers, in­clud­ing closer Matt Cronin, who struck out the side in the ninth.

Troy Alexan­der’s home run served as UALR’s first run when he led off the fourth with a shot to right field off Ja­cob Kostyshock. Reyes scored the Tro­jans’ only other run in the eighth when he dou­bled and scored on Coker’s sin­gle to right field.

The Tro­jans will play their sec­ond ex­hi­bi­tion game Oct. 27 at Ole Miss. The Ra­zor­backs will con­clude their fall sea­son with their Fall World Se­ries that be­gins Mon­day.

Ar­kan­sas Demo­crat-Gazette/ THOMAS METTHE

Ar­kan­sas Demo­crat-Gazette/THOMAS METTHE

Isa­iah Camp­bell threw three shutout in­nings to lead Uni­ver­sity of Ar­kan­sas pitch­ing in an 11-2 vic­tory over the Uni­ver­sity of Ar­kan­sas at Lit­tle Rock on Fri­day at Gary Ho­gan Field in Lit­tle Rock.

Ar­kan­sas Demo­crat-Gazette/THOMAS METTHE

Eas­ton Mur­rell gets a hit for the Ar­kan­sas Ra­zor­backs in what is be­lieved to be the first base­ball game ever be­tween the Ra­zor­backs and the Uni­ver­sity of Ar­kan­sas at Lit­tle Rock — reg­u­lar sea­son or ex­hi­bi­tion.

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