STARKVILLE, Miss. – Some breaks didn’t go Arkansas’ way on Saturday as the Mississippi State Bulldogs completed the three-game sweep over the third-ranked Razorbacks winning both games of the doubleheader 5-3 and 7-5 at Dudy Noble Field.
Mississippi State takes the final game, 7-5.
— Razorback Baseball (@RazorbackBSB) April 22, 2018
It’s the first three-game series sweep that Arkansas has suffered this year and the two losses drop the Razorbacks’ overall record to 28-13 overall and 10-8 in conference play.
Arkansas looked to be on its way to salvaging the final game when it jumped out to a three-run lead in the first inning, but could only score two more runs on top of that the rest of the way. Mississippi State rallied for the second time of the weekend, scoring six runs over the course of the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings and ended up with its fourth win in six games.
Sophomore Dominic Fletcher came away as the team’s top hitter on the day, going a combined 4-for-7 (.571) with a run scored and a walk. Four different players recorded multi-hit games in the first game of the doubleheader, while Fletcher and senior Jared Gates were the only two with two hits or more in game two.
As a team, Arkansas had 13 hits in game one and 10 hits in game two Saturday, its’ third of the last four games with 10 or more hits. This year, the Hogs have totaled 10 or more hits in 24 of 41 contests and are 18-6 in those games.