FAYETTEVILLE After a splendid weekend, the 21st-ranked Arkansas baseball team struggled in its first mid-week contest of the season, dropping a 9-3 decision to the Kansas Jayhawks at Baum Stadium on Tuesday evening.
The Razorbacks (3-1) were led by senior Ben Tschepikow and freshman James McCann who each pounded out two hits, but it was Arkansas’ struggles on the mound that hurt the Razorbacks early and often as Kansas jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the third inning.
You have to give credit to Kansas, Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn said. They played very good defense and had timely hitting. They took advantage of the six walks and the two or three hit batters. They just took advantage of everything we gave them. They pitched outstanding and their bullpen did a great job. Their young, freshman starter did a nice job and threw strikes. They were able to get us out with two outs. We had chances to get back into the game a couple of times, but that’s just the way it is and you have to give them credit. [read more]