June 16, 2012
Arkansas 8, Kent State 1
CWS Game 3
Baxendale ties school record
with 19 starts
By Phil Stanton
Photos by Craig Jackson, LeftfieldLounge.com,
Arkansas pitching has allowed one run on nine
hits in its past two games (19 innings).
D.J. Baxendale made his 19th start, tying the
school’s single season record. It is second in the nation this
the home run by Jimmy Rider (right) in the sixth,
Arkansas pitchers had a streak of 20 straight scoreless innings.
The eight runs scored by the Razorbacks were the
most in a game in this year’s NCAA Tournament by Arkansas. The
Razorbacks had seven total runs in three Super Regional games at
Baylor (28 innings).
Jake Wise homered in the second for Arkansas, his
second of the season and first since Feb. 19 against Villanova.
It was the first dinger for the Razorbacks since May 19 against
Tennessee. Arkansas was the only CWS squad without a homer in
the NCAA Tournament.
Arkansas is 35-4 when scoring first, including
6-0 in the NCAA tourney.
Kent State turned four double plays, one away
from the CWS record. Arkansas had one twin-killing. Of the five
DPs turned in the game, three were 1-6-3 double plays.