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Jameson McCausland

No. 5 Arkansas downs Baseball, 13-4, on Tuesday night

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VIA Texas Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—In an early hole thanks to a seven-run third inning, Texas Baseball (9-8) was outslugged by No. 5 Arkansas (12-4) in Tuesday night’s 13-4 loss at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

After the sides traded zeroes over the first two innings, the Razorbacks got to starter Beau Ridgeway in the third. Arkansas used four walks and four hits off a combination of Ridgeway and Bryce Elder to put up a seven-spot in the inning and pull away from the Longhorns.

Zach Zubia put Texas on the board the following half inning when he launched his fourth long ball of the season over the right-centerfield wall to make it 7-1. In the top of the fifth, catcher DJ Petrinsky followed suit with a solo homer of this own, marking the first big fly of his Texas career.

With their lead cut to 7-2, Arkansas responded for a four-run frame. After the Razorbacks plated one off Chris Fearon, Casey Martin hit a three-run home run off Matthew Whelan that hit off the pole in left field to expand the Arkansas lead to 11-2. 

Petrinsky went deep again in the bottom of the seventh—this time with a two-run shot to right to make it 11-4, but once again, Arkansas answered to regain their nine-run lead and seal the Tuesday night win.  

The two teams meet again tomorrow at 4 p.m. for the conclusion of the two-game set. Right-hander Nico O’Donnell will take the hill for Texas.

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9 hours ago, joeywa said:

Great hitting team versus a Texas team struggling to pitch=nuclear meltdown. 

The Horns has better figure out what’s ailing their arms and quick. 

joey, is it one pitcher that keeps giving up big numbers in the 3, 4, or 5 inning, or is it a combination?

I think the coaches are trying to understand it as well, thus the long leash. 

I don’t get it. We do a pretty good job the rest of the game. 

Hook ‘em!

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29 minutes ago, java said:

joey, is it one pitcher that keeps giving up big numbers in the 3, 4, or 5 inning, or is it a combination?

I think the coaches are trying to understand it as well, thus the long leash. 

I don’t get it. We do a pretty good job the rest of the game. 

Hook ‘em!

It’s multiple pitchers who are struggling right now. There may not be one arm in the bullpen that the coaches are confident in at the moment. The goal of starting Ridgeway yesterday was to help him build some confidence and hopefully get through 4-5 innings. Obviously, that didn’t work out. Texas desperately needs 6 quality innings form Nico O’Donnell today.

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27 minutes ago, Jameson McCausland said:

It’s multiple pitchers who are struggling right now. There may not be one arm in the bullpen that the coaches are confident in at the moment. The goal of starting Ridgeway yesterday was to help him build some confidence and hopefully get through 4-5 innings. Obviously, that didn’t work out. Texas desperately needs 6 quality innings form Nico O’Donnell today.

Yep. And that’s why you saw guys like Fearon & Whelen getting reps last night. Trying to find something that works and someone that wants to compete. 

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I think they are leaving guys in in the hope that they can get out of a jam and build confidence. At times, it works. At times, it doesn’t. This is hard when they don’t come in as a bonafide stud. 

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