Arkansas Holds on to Even Series

The two teams resumed play on Sunday morning after play was suspended Saturday evening

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Vanderbilt baseball team fell, 11-6, to No. 4 Arkansas on Sunday morning at Baum-Walker Stadium. With the loss, the Commodores move to 33-16 on the season, including a 13-13 mark in Southeastern Conference play.

Picking up in the bottom of the sixth in an 8-6 contest after the game was suspended on Saturday, the Arkansas offense added a trio of insurance runs across the sixth and seventh innings to protect its lead. The Razorbacks were able to keep the Commodores off the scoreboard in the final three frames to hold on for the 11-6 victory to even the series.

Arkansas jumped out to an early lead on Saturday with a leadoff homer in the first before Vanderbilt battled back with five runs in the third to gain a 5-1 advantage. The Razorbacks scored seven unanswered runs across the third, fourth and fifth innings to move in front before Vandy got a run back in the top of the sixth to set the score at 8-6 before lightning entered the area and forced the game to be suspended until Sunday morning.

The Razorbacks made the first move when the game got underway Sunday morning, plating a run in the bottom of the sixth. The leadoff man reached on a hit-by-pitch before eventually coming across to score on a wild pitch to extend the Arkansas lead to 9-6.

The Razorbacks added two more in the seventh, as a two-run homer to left field made it an 11-6 ballgame in favor of Arkansas.

The two teams will return to the diamond later Sunday afternoon for the series finale. First pitch is set for 45 minutes following the conclusion of Saturday’s suspended game. Due to SEC rules, the series finale will be a seven-inning contest. All the action will be streamed on SEC Network+.