The Razorback Baseball team picked a really good time to get on a roll. The Hogs went 3-0 in the Norman, Oklahoma regional of the NCAA tournament, and beat the Sooners twice on their home turf to capture the regional title and advance to the Super Regional against the Florida Seminoles.
The Hogs outscored the competition in the regional 38-9, including a 10-3 win over Washington State, and beating the Sooners 17-6 on Saturday, and again on Sunday 11-0.
“I am just so proud of the team,” Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn said. “What an effort they gave us. I think that you could probably see it from the stands but I am talking some big time hustle and they gave us everything they had.”
Redshirt freshman pitcher Drew Smyly just missed a no-hitter against the Sooners Sunday, pitching 8 1/3 innings of no-hit baseball, and striking out twelve Sooners in the shutout.
Next up the Razorbacks will take on the Florida State Seminoles beginning on Friday, June 5th. Arkansas has played Florida State three times in post-season play over the years and are 3-0 against them. Site selection for the Super Regional will be announced tonight.
If the Hogs can take two of three games against the Seminoles this weekend, they’ll be headed to the College World Series.