FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – It took only 4 pitches for the Razorbacks to make heritage Saturday evening.
Matt Goodheart’s leadoff blast in the base of the initial assisted No. 1 Arkansas defeat No. 19 Nebraska, 5-1, at Baum-Walker Stadium to protected a 10th consecutive win and progress to the championship video game of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional.
Goodheart’s homer was Arkansas’ 99th of the year in its 58th video game of the 12 months, surpassing the former software history of 98 house runs by the 2018 Hog squad in 69 video games.
Patrick Wicklander and Kevin Kopps ended up all the Razorbacks needed on the mound Saturday night time. The duo constrained the Cornhuskers to a single run on five hits and two walks though placing out 13.
Wicklander gained the get and improved to 6-1, giving Arkansas five innings of just one-operate ball with 7 strikeouts before turning the video game in excess of to Kopps. The nation’s most dominant pitcher seemed every single little bit of it once once more, putting out six in his second 4-inning conserve of the period.
Kopps, who picked up his 11th victory of the yr in yesterday’s win versus NJIT, now has 11 saves and a .74 Era in 72.2 innings this time. He has tallied 112 strikeouts to only 15 walks.
Goodheart’s two-strike day, which include his leadoff homer, led the Hogs offensively. Braydon Webb’s RBI one in the base of the next finally set Arkansas up for very good in advance of Cayden Wallace drove in a single on a sacrifice fly to left later in the frame, extending the Razorback edge to 3.
Ahead 3-1 in the base of the sixth, Arkansas scored two times far more to set the match on ice. Christian Franklin drew a bases-loaded wander, and Wallace later scampered home on a handed ball.
The Hogs, now 48-10 all round on the calendar year, will engage in the winner of tomorrow afternoon’s ballgame involving Nebraska and NJIT at 8 p.m. in Sunday’s regional championship on ESPN3.