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Hogs vs Gators Baseball

by ElvisHog on April 25, 2010

Arkansas hits the road to face Florida – In what is the national series of the week, Arkansas hits the road this weekend to face No. 8 Florida. The fourth-ranked Hogs have been red-hot lately, winning 12 straight games and earning two straight series sweeps. But this weekend’s series won’t be like playing Georgia and Mississippi State, as the Hogs have done the past two weekends. Arkansas has the edge in the series because of some key injuries for the Gators. However, UF is a very tough team to beat at home. Arkansas could cement itself as a national seed with a road series win over the Gators. UF, meanwhile, could wow observers with series wins over the Hogs and Tigers the next two weekends.

Collin Kuhn

Game 1: Hogs Win Opener, 8-3

Courtesy: Zach Lawson, Athletic Media Relations

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The No. 4 University of Arkansas baseball team extended its winning streak to 13 games with an 8-3 win over seventh-ranked Florida Friday night at McKethan Stadium. The Razorbacks got home runs from Travis Sample, Bo Bigham and Collin Kuhn to reel off their ninth consecutive victory in Southeastern Conference play. Drew Smyly struck out 10 hitters in seven innings to pick up his sixth win of the season. Arkansas’ 13-game winning streak is the longest for the program since the 1996 club won 18 in a row to start the season.

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Game 2: Big inning sends Florida over Hogs

Courtesy: Zach Lawson, Athletic Media Relations

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The No. 4 University of Arkansas baseball team dropped an 8-2 decision to seventh-ranked Florida Saturday afternoon at McKethan Stadium. The Gators scored six runs in their half of the sixth to take control of the game. Travis Sample and James McCann each posted two hits for Arkansas (33-7, 13-4 SEC). The loss snaps the Razorbacks’ 13-game winning streak.

“(Florida) got a couple of big hits and obviously, the three-run home run was a dagger,” head coach Dave Van Horn said. “They got a couple more hits with two outs and kept building on that lead. We had our chances but couldn’t come up with the big hit and that’s a credit to their pitching.”

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Game 3: Hogs lose series finale at Florida

Courtesy: Zach Lawson, Athletic Media Relations

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After waiting out a two and a half hour rain delay, the No. 4 University of Arkansas baseball team dropped a 2-1 decision to seventh-ranked Florida in the series finale Sunday afternoon at McKethan Stadium. Collin Kuhn hit his 10th home run of the season in the top of the eighth inning to tie the game, but the Gators scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth to clinch the series.

“It’s a very disappointing end to a great game,” head coach Dave Van Horn said. “(Brian Johnson) threw great. He moved the ball in and out and handcuffed us. I thought our pitchers did a nice job, too. It was basically an identical game until they got three hits in the bottom of the ninth with the flare to beat us.”

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Courtesy: Zach Lawson, Athletic Media RelationsRelease: 04/23/2010
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The No. 4 University of Arkansas baseball team extended its winning streak to 13 games with an 8-3 win over seventh-ranked Florida Friday night at McKethan Stadium. The Razorbacks got home runs from Travis Sample, Bo Bigham and Collin Kuhn to reel off their ninth consecutive victory in Southeastern Conference play. Drew Smyly struck out 10 hitters in seven innings to pick up his sixth win of the season. Arkansas’ 13-game winning streak is the longest for the program since the 1996 club won 18 in a row to start the season.

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