FAYETTEVILLE — The No. 10 Arkansas Razorbacks run-ruled the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions 16-4 in seven innings Tuesday evening at Baum-Walker Stadium.
The Hogs piled on their first 12 runs in the first three frames of the contest, and Trevor Ezell got the game rolling for Arkansas with a triple. Casey Martin batted in Ezell on a single as part of seven of the Razorbacks’ nine starters getting at least a hit in the game with six getting two-plus hits.
“It was contagious,” said Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn. “I think it was contagious on Sunday (at Vanderbilt). They guys didn’t want to let each other down. They kept fighting and I mean we had 22 hits on Sunday and another 15 of 16 today. That’s hard to do and I think the offense is clicking a little bit now and it’s going to need to with the team that’s rolling in here on Thursday.”
Sophomore Matt Goodheart was 2-of-2 on the night with three walks. Goodheart’s three walks were a career-high, and he is 19-of-40 on the season and extended his hit streak to 10 games.
“He’s just continued to get better really the last month when he realized he needed to see a little better,” said Van Horn. “The more at-bats he gets, he’s been patient, he’s fouled off a lot of pitches and works to get one he can handle a little bit. He’s just doing a good job. Going the other way, up the middle, if he gets a pitch in, he’s pulled them. He’s a mature hitter doing a great job.”
Connor Noland earned his first win of the season as he gave up just two hits over two scoreless frames in his 10th start of his career. The freshman was on a pitch count, but struck out two batters while facing seven batters and tossing 23 pitches.
Arkansas takes on Mississippi State Thursday evening at Baum-Walker Stadium with first pitch at 8:00 p.m. Pregame is at 7:30 p.m. on Fox Sports Radio 1400 AM.