LIVE UPDATES: Hogs Closing in On School Record Ahead of Arkansas vs Texas Tech Finale

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FAYETTEVILLE — They’re still a couple wins away, but the Razorbacks could take a significant step toward breaking a school record in Game 2 of the Arkansas vs Texas Tech midweek series.

A wild comeback from seven runs down for a dramatic 9-8 win over the Red Raiders on Tuesday night kept No. 2 Arkansas’ home winning streak alive, extending it to 24 games. With a win at 4 p.m. CT Wednesday, its all-time streak would be within striking distance.

They’ve long since broken the record for Baum-Walker Stadium and have also broken the all-time in-season record, but they did win 27 straight games at George Cole field between the 1984 and 1985 seasons.

If it can complete the midweek sweep by beating Texas Tech again, the current streak would reach 25 wins. The Razorbacks are out of town this weekend, traveling to South Carolina, and then play UAPB in a midweek game at Dickey-Stephens Park next Tuesday.

Arkansas returns to Baum-Walker Stadium next weekend for a three-game series against Florida. If it wins the first two games, it’d tie the school record. A sweep of the Gators would break the record.

Follow along below for inning-by-inning updates on whether or not the Razorbacks can keep it going…

(READ NEXT: Check out our in-depth recap of the Arkansas vs Texas Tech midweek opener)

LIVE UPDATES – Arkansas vs Texas Tech (Game 2)

Pregame Tidbits

Nolan Souza, who was the hero Tuesday night, is in the starting lineup at third base. Another change is at catcher, as Parker Rowland is starting behind the dish instead of Hudson White. Finally, Ross Lovich is starting in right field instead of Will Edmunson.

T-1st: Arkansas 0, Texas Tech 0

  • Kash hit a slow grounder to second and Stovall charged it to make the play. 1 out.
  • Pompey followed with a sharp grounder to shortstop. He hit it 108 mph off the bat, but Aloy knocked it down and made the play. 2 outs.
  • Bazzell was first-pitch swinging and grounded out to third. He also hit it hard (100 mph exit velo), but Souza made the play to end the inning. It was quick work by Fisher, who threw just seven pitches.

B-1st: Arkansas 1, Texas Tech 0

  • Stovall crushed the third pitch of the home half of the first over the Hunt Center for a solo home run. It was a 406-foot blast.
  • Holt fouled off several pitches before grounding out to second. 1 out.
  • In a full count, McLaughlin drew a walk.
  • The base runner was promptly erased, though, when Aloy grounded into a 6-4-3 double play. It was a 21-pitch inning for Parker.

T-2nd: Arkansas 1, Texas Tech 1

  • Green jumped on Fisher’s first pitch and hit it to right-center for a leadoff double. He is now 6 for 6 in the midweek series.
  • Woodcox followed with a four-pitch walk and Texas Tech is in business.
  • Stripling gave it a ride, but Holt tracked it down. 1 out. However, Green was able to tag up on the play and, because Holt unwisely threw to third, Woodcox also took second.
  • McGee followed with a high pop up that just reached the outfield grass in left-center. Stovall looked like he was tracking it, but he ended up right next to Aloy and dropped the ball. The error allowed Green to score from third.
  • That was all the damage, though, because Washburn hit a grounder up the middle and Aloy fielded it, stepped on second and threw to first to complete the 6-3 double play. Fisher has thrown 23 pitches through two innings.

B-2nd: Arkansas 2, Texas Tech 1

  • In an 0-2 count, Souza hit an opposite field home run that just carried out of the park over the left field wall.
  • After fouling off a couple of pitches, Wagner looked at strike three. However, TrackMan showed it was actually outside and should have been called a ball. 1 out.
  • Lovich popped out to third. 2 outs.
  • Jones chased a pitch well out of the zone for strike three to end the inning. Parker is up to 38 pitches through two innings.

T-3rd: Texas Tech 3, Arkansas 2

  • Burns led off the inning with a single to right in a full count.
  • Kash followed with a line drive to right and it looked like Lovich might have a chance to catch it, but he let it drop for a single.
  • Pompey laid down a beautiful bunt and it took a perfect spin and throw by Fisher to get the out at first. The sacrifice moved runners to second and third. 1 out.
  • Bazzell made the Hogs pay with a double to the right field corner that bounced over the fence for a ground-rule double. It drove in both runners to put Texas Tech on top.
  • Green hit a pop up in the infield and Stovall caught it. It’s the first time he’s been retired by Arkansas. 2 outs.
  • Woodcox went down swinging to end the inning. Fisher is at 41 pitches through three innings.

B-3rd: Texas Tech 3, Arkansas 2

  • Rowland gave it a ride, but his fly ball was caught rather easily in right, snapping the Hogs’ streak of leadoff homers. 1 out.
  • Stovall drew a five-pitch walk to give the Hogs a base runner, prompting a mound visit.
  • On the very next pitch, Holt grounded into an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play.

T-4th: Texas Tech 3, Arkansas 2

  • Stripling popped out to shortstop to start the inning. 1 out.
  • McGee went down swinging. 2 outs.
  • Washburn hit a slow roller in no man’s land in the infield and reached on an infield single.
  • Burns went down swinging to end the inning. Fisher is at 61 pitches through four innings.

B-4th: Texas Tech 3, Arkansas 2

  • Now pitching for Texas Tech: LHP Brendan Lysik.
  • McLaughlin worked the count full and drew a leadoff walk.
  • In another full count, Aloy was hit by a pitch, putting runners on first and second.
  • Souza popped out to short. 1 out.
  • Wagner hit a high fly ball to shallow left and the left fielder had to run a long way, but he eventually caught it. 2 outs.
  • Lovich struck out to strand the base runners.

T-5th: Texas Tech 3, Arkansas 2

  • Now pitching for Arkansas: RHP Koty Frank.
  • Kash grounded out to first to start the inning. 1 out.
  • Pompey fell behind 1-2, but took three straight balls to draw a walk.
  • Texas Tech dialed up a hit-and-run, but Bazzell hit a fly ball to left. Jones did a good job of getting behind the ball and then firing a strike to double up Pompey at first for a 7-3 double play.

B-5th: Texas Tech 3, Arkansas 2

  • Jones lined out the other way (right field) to start the inning. 1 out.
  • Rowland was called out on strikes, but strike three was well outside, according to TrackMan. 2 outs.
  • Stovall went down swinging. Since issuing the back-to-back free passes, Lysik has retired six straight.

T-6th: Texas Tech 3, Arkansas 2

  • Right-hander Cooper Dossett is now pitching for the Hogs.
  • Green grounded out to second. 1 out.
  • Woodcox flied out to center. 2 outs.
  • Stripling grounded out to short to end the inning. That was a quick 10-pitch inning for Dossett.

B-6th: Arkansas 4, Texas Tech 3

  • Now pitching for Texas Tech: RHP Isaiah Rhodes.
  • Holt walked to start the inning. One of Rhodes’ pitches went completely behind him and to the backstop.
    • That’s it for Rhodes. Left-hander Derek Bridges is now pitching for the Red Raiders.
  • In a full count, McLaughlin smoked a line drive (103 mph exit velo) to right. It’s a single, but Holt went first-to-third on the play.
  • With runners on the corners, Aloy hit a 101 mph grounder through the left side for a game-tying RBI single.
  • Souza followed with a perfect sacrifice bunt that moved the runners to second and third. 1 out.
    • That’s it for Bridges. Now pitching for the Red Raiders: RHP Cole Kaase.
  • Wagner delivered for Arkansas, hitting a deep fly ball to center for a sacrifice fly. Aloy tagged up to third, as well. 2 outs.

T-7th: Arkansas 4, Texas Tech 3

  • McGee hit a pop up in foul territory that was caught by McLaughlin right by the wall. 1 out.
  • Washburn went down swinging. 2 outs.
  • Burns grounded out to short to give Dossett another quick inning. He’s thrown just 26 pitches in two innings.

B-7th: Arkansas 4, Texas Tech 3

  • In a 3-0 count, Jones took a 90 mph fastball off the helmet for a leadoff HBP.
    • Jones was removed, likely as part of concussion protocol, and Ty Wilmsmeyer entered as a pinch runner. Jones is eligible to re-enter.
    • That’s it for Kaase, as well. Left-hander Max Huffling is now pitching for the Red Raiders.
  • Rowland laid down a sac bunt to move Wilsmeyer to second.
  • Stovall then hit a grounder down the first base line, but the first baseman was playing tight against the line and fielded it. He was on the grass, though, so it was a foot race to the bag and the first baseman just beat him. Wilmsmeyer moved to third on the play. 2 outs.
  • Holt flied out to left to strand the runner on third.

T-8th: Arkansas 4, Texas Tech 3

  • Kash struck out swinging to start the inning. 1 out.
  • Pompey drew a walk to give Texas Tech its first base runner against Dossett, who had retired the first seven batters he faced.
  • In an 0-2 count, Bazzell smoked a line drive (102 mph exit velo) up the middle, but Stovall made a tremendous diving catch. It looked like he had a chance to double up Pompey, but he couldn’t get the ball out of his glove quick enough.
    • That’s it for Dossett. Right-hander Jake Faherty is now pitching for the Hogs.
  • Faherty’s first pitch was a 96 mph fastball and Green crushed it 105 mph off the bat, but it was right to Lovich in right to end the inning.

B-8th: Arkansas 5, Texas Tech 3

  • McLaughlin lined out to center to start the inning. It had an exit velocity of 102 mph. 1 out.
  • Aloy drew a four-pitch walk.
    • Aloy then swiped second. He was called safe, but Texas Tech challenged the call. After review, the play stood as called.
  • Souza went down swinging. 2 outs.
  • In a 3-1 count, Texas Tech opted to intentionally walk Wagner.
  • Ryder Helfrick pinch hit for Lovich and drew a four-pitch walk to load the bases.
  • With the bases loaded, Jones re-entered and was promptly hit by the pitch of his AB to bring in a run.
    • Will Edmunson will pinch run for Helfrick. Arkansas wanted to pinch run with Wilmsmeyer for Jones again, but it appears the umpires wouldn’t allow it.
  • Rowland grounded out to third to end the inning, leaving the bases loaded.

T-9th: Arkansas 5, Texas Tech 4

  • Faherty is still pitching for the Hogs and walked Woodcox on five pitches. That’s it for him.
    • Left-hander Stone Hewlett is now pitching for Arkansas.
  • Stripling lined out to second and Stovall was able to calmly throw to second to complete the double play this time. 2 outs.
  • Down to their final out, the Red Raiders got a first-pitch 402-foot bomb by McGee. He absolutely crushed it (108 mph exit velo).
  • Garet Boehm pinch hit for Washburn and struck out on three pitches to end the game.

FINAL – Arkansas 5, Texas Tech 4

Starting Lineups

Texas Tech BaseballArkansas Baseball
1. Gavin Kash – DH1. Peyton Stovall – 2B
2. TJ Pompey – 2B2. Peyton Holt – CF
3. Kevin Bazzell – C3. Ben McLaughlin – 1B
4. Austin Green – CF4. Wehiwa Aloy – SS
5. Drew Woodcox – LF5. Nolan Souza – 3B
6. Landon Stripling – 1B6. Jack Wagner – DH
7. Cade McGee – 3B7. Ross Lovich – RF
8. Owen Washburn – RF8. Jayson Jones – LF
9. Will Burns – SS9. Parker Rowland – C
Pitching: RHP Hudson ParkerPitching: LHP Colin Fisher

How to Watch Arkansas vs Texas Tech (Game 2)

Date: Tuesday, April 16

Location: Baum-Walker Stadium (Fayetteville, Ark.)

First Pitch: 4 p.m. CT

TV/Stream: SEC Network


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