Bybee’s sturdy begin leads No. 7 Arkansas over UNLV

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Arkansas Athletics

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – No. 7 Arkansas (15-2) accomplished its midweek sweep of UNLV (5-10) with a 5-2 win on Wednesday afternoon at Baum-Walker Stadium behind a robust begin from Ben Bybee and a two-run bast from Jared Wegner.

The Razorbacks prolonged their successful streak to 10 video games with their takedown of the Hustlin’ Rebels of their last tune-up earlier than SEC play begins. Arkansas has now strung collectively double-digit win streaks in every of the final three seasons.

Bybee, a real freshman, was spectacular in his second begin as a Razorback. The best-hander tossed 5 scoreless innings on the mound, placing out three whereas permitting six hits and one stroll to earn his first profession win.

The Razorback offense offered Bybee with an early run, because of Kendall Diggs’ RBI fielder’s selection within the backside half of the primary. Arkansas maintained its one-run lead till Wegner’s team-leading eighth house run within the fifth.

With a runner on first, Wegner hammered the primary pitch he noticed over the wall in left middle. He collected his team-leading twenty eighth and twenty ninth RBI together with his fifth-inning blast, which put the Hogs up by three.

Bybee confronted two batters within the high half of the sixth earlier than giving solution to fellow freshman right-hander Gage Wooden. The Batesville, Ark., native stranded each runners, recording all three outs within the inning with two strikeouts within the course of.

UNLV would minimize its deficit down to 1 within the high of the seventh, however Arkansas struck again with two runs within the backside of the eighth inning to re-extend its result in three. Diggs’ double down the left subject line introduced Jace Bohrofen house earlier than Harold Coll laced an RBI single to middle, which scored pinch runner Mason Neville and put the Hogs forward, 5-2.

Zack Morris locked down the ultimate three innings of the Razorbacks’ win, placing out a pair of batters whereas permitting two unearned runs on one hit and a stroll. The left-hander earned his first save of the season and the second of his profession.

Arkansas opens SEC play in opposition to Western Division foe Auburn (13-3-2) this weekend at Baum-Walker Stadium. First pitch of the three-game sequence between the Hogs and Tigers is ready for six:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, on SEC Community+.