KNOXVILLE, Tenn. It was a slug fest in Knoxville, Tenn., but the No. 7 Arkansas Razorbacks battled back from two early deficits of three and four runs to defeat the Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sunday afternoon, 15-8.
Arkansas (29-12, 13-7 SEC) hit five home runs and tallied six runs in the eighth inning to put away a pesky Tennessee team (20-25, 6-15 SEC) who had all the momentum early but couldn’t hold on. The game was called after eight innings due to a travel curfew.
It was a rough start for the Razorbacks as they left two runners on base in the first inning and then fell behind by three when a fly ball down the left-field wrapped around the foul pole for a three-run home run. Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn argued the call, but to no avail.
Scott Lyons hit the first of what would be a career best two home runs in the top of the second inning to cut the lead to 3-1, but Tennessee would score another two runs in the bottom of the third on another Volunteer home run. [read more]