The Diamond Hogs took a step toward college baseball history Tuesday night. They can secure it Wednesday night.
The Arkansas Razorbacks took a 1-0 series lead over the Oregon State Beavers in the rain-delayed, best-of-three College World Series finals, a victory worth waiting for. Now they’re a win away from securing their first College World Series title after making it to Omaha eight previous times.
The Hogs got to Beavers starter Luke Heimlich in the fifth inning Tuesday, scoring three times on a single, a hit batsman with the bases loaded and an infield error. Reliever Christian Chamberlain walked in a fourth run, the final tally in a 4-1 Hogs victory.
Will it be “Woo pig sooie!” on Wednesday, or will the Beavers build a dam in the Hogs’ path to victory?
(All times Eastern.)
Arkansas vs. Oregon State, College World Series Game 2 results
8:00 p.m.: Bases loaded for the top of the order, two outs. Two-out walk to Jax Biggers.
7:55 p.m.: Really nice play from Michael Gretler to save a double and two runs. Fehmel may work out of this with runners on first and second with two outs.
7:49 p.m.: Jared Gates takes first base after a pitch grazes his back foot. Arkansas has runners on first and second with one out in the second.
7:43 p.m.: Top of the second ends with a pitch out. Kyle Nobach caught stealing on the play.
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7:38 p.m.: Murphy gives up a one-out single to Kyle Nobach. He’s getting hit hard.
7:31 p.m.: End of first inning: Luke Bonfield grounds out to short to end the inning. No hits for the Hogs in the frame.
7:27 p.m.: On the 18th pitch of the inning, Cadyn Grenier boots a ball and Heston Kjerstad gets on with two outs.
7:18 p.m.: Murphy gets Michael Gretler to fan for the third strike and third out. Here come the Hogs.
7:13 p.m.: Oregon State is in business with two outs. Trevor Larnach and Adley Rutschman with back-to-back, two-out singles. Murphy has been hit hard through the first four batters.
7:10 p.m.: Cadyn Grenier steps in vs. Murphy after a loud first out from Nick Madrigal to deep center field. Dominic Fletcher makes a nice grab on the out.
7:07 p.m.: Hey, folks. First pitch to Nick Madrigal out of the hand of Kacey Murphy, and we are underway.