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Baxendale and Lynch Shut Out DSU
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas pitchers DJ Baxendale and Cade Lynch combined for a seven-hit shutout to lead Arkansas to a 5-0 win over Delaware State on Friday afternoon at Baum Stadium in front of an Arkansas opening-day record crowd of 8,602.
“I thought we played pretty well,” Arkansas baseball head coach Dave Van Horn said. “We made a couple of base-running mistakes, but we also did some good things on the bases. Obviously the key was that our pitching was good and we threw a lot of strikes.”
The Razorbacks set a new opening-day attendance mark in both paid and actual attendance. The paid crowd of 8,602 broke the previous record of 8,297 set against Washington State on February 20, 2009. The actual attendance for Friday’s game was announced at 7,526, shattering the previous record of 6,523, also set against Washington State in 2009.
With the win, Arkansas won its 17th straight season opener and improved to 41-11 in season lid-lifters since the 1960 season.
Arkansas Moves To 2-0
Arkansas improved to 2-0 on the season with a 9-2 win over Delaware State on Saturday afternoon at Baum Stadium. Geoffrey Davenport earned the win, striking out a career-high eight batters and allowing two runs over 5.0 innings. Making his collegiate debut, Ryne Stanek picked up the save, throwing four hitless innings and striking out six.
Matt Reynolds and James McCann each had two hits and two RBI offensively for the Razorbacks. Jarrod McKinney also added two hits and drove in a run.
The series concludes on Sunday with first pitch set for 1:05 p.m. Freshman right-handed pitcher Brandon Moore will pitch for Arkansas, while Delaware State will throw freshman righty Matt McClain.