The Hogs are heading back to Omaha!
The Arkansas Razorbacks trounced Ole Miss in Game 3 of the NCAA Fayetteville Super Regionals to win a spot in the College World Series. This represents the Razorbacks’ 10thtrip to Omaha in the program’s history and the sixth time under head coach Dave Van Horn.
Heading into last night’s game, Arkansas and Ole Miss were tied for the series. Arkansas won the first game handily, beating Ole Miss 11-2. However, the Land Sharks came back with a vengeance, handing Arkansas a 5-13 defeat.
Going into Game 3, there was a palpable sense of anxiety – whoever won would be making the journey to Nebraska. Ole Miss came out swinging, scoring the first run. But Arkansas quickly gained its footing, hitting four runs in the second inning, three runs in the third and one run in the fourth and fifth innings. In the sixth inning, the Hogs had a blistering five-run inning.
“What a great win for our program, the state, the university. I could go on and on. The fans. For us to get back to Omaha for the second year in a row,” Van Horn said in a statement. “It’s hard enough just to get there once every now and then. But to get there two years in a row with a bunch of guys that watched on the side last year or maybe weren’t even with us.”
Going into the College World Series, Arkansas will be facing Florida State University. The game will be held Saturday, June 15, at 6 p.m. It will be the second game of the series, following the Michigan vs. Texas Tech game.
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