Arkansas Gets Ranked Win Over Oregon State

The second ranked Arkansas Razorbacks take down the seventh ranked Oregon State Beavers in their first games of the Kubota College Baseball Series. Let's recap this excellent ranked matchup.

Feb 23, 2024; Arlington, TX, USA; The Arkansas Razorbacks plays against the Oregon State Beavers
Feb 23, 2024; Arlington, TX, USA; The Arkansas Razorbacks plays against the Oregon State Beavers / Brett Patzke-USA TODAY Sports
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Another tournament at Globe Life Field began last night. On day one of the Kubota College Baseball Series, the second ranked Arkansas Razorbacks took on the seventh ranked Oregon State Beavers.

This game came down to the wire as the Razorbacks ended up winning 5-4. Arkansas gained the go-ahead run in the eigth inning to help them win this game.

Hagen Smith was the starting pitcher for the Razorbacks last night and he had an amazing start. The 15th ranked prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, dominated the Beavers in six innings of work. In his start, Smith struck out 17 batters, which meant only one of his outs were not a strike out. He allowed three hits, one walk, and zero earned runs.

Aiden May was the starting pitcher for the Beavers and struggled. In 4.1 innings of work, May struck out six batters and gave up three hits, two walks, and three earned runs.

The offense began, in the fifth inning, with the bases loaded for Razorbacks first baseman, Ben McLaughlin. He hits a bases clearing double, to put Arkansas ahead 3-0.

Later in the sixth inning, Arkansas added another run courtesy of a run scoring single by Jayson Jones. This extended the Razorbacks lead to 4-0.

The very next inning, Arkansas starter, Hagen Smith gets pulled and the Beavers were then facing a new pitcher. Oregon State was able to put two runs on the board after Dallas Macias hit a run scoring double and Tanner Smith hit a sacrifice-fly.

The game got very interesting in the eighth inning as the Beavers tie the game up. Mason Guerra belted a two-run homer to tie the game 4-4.

Arkansas got the lead right back with a run scoring triple by Peyton Holt. Jake Faherty came on to get the save for the Razorbacks and earned it by striking out the two batters he faced.

Arkansas improved to 4-1 and they play Oklahoma State tonight at seven o’clock central time.