FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas may be ready to end its trend of its starters not getting out of the second or third inning, but giving multiple pitchers opportunities to show what they can do can be valuable this early in the season.
The Razorbacks bullpen turned in another effective performance Saturday, bailing out starter Shaun Seibert in Arkansas ’ 5-4 victory at Baum Stadium.
One day after freshman James Mahler’s start lasted just three hitters into the second inning, Seibert was pulled in the third with one out, three runs in and a Wright State runner at second. But Arkansas relievers Cliff Springston, Mike Bolsinger and Travis Hill limited the Raiders to one unearned run in the final 2 6 / 3 innings as the Razorbacks improved to 2-0.
So far Arkansas’ bullpen ERA is 0. 00 with 19 strikeouts and 4 hits allowed, and Wright State is hitting just. 083 against Razorback relievers.