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April 10, 2013

Diamond Hogs split doubleheader with New Mexico

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Lobos stretched the lead to 3-0 in the fifth inning. New Mexico had runners on first and second with nobody out and Peterson hit a ground ball to third that was misplayed by Jordan Farris for an error and went into left field, allowing Chase Harris to score from second.

Arkansas had its best chance to score in the opener in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Razorbacks loaded the bases with two out, but Michael Gunn hit into a fielder’s choice to second to end the inning and keep the score at 3-0.

Game Two Recap: Mahan’s walk-off single lifts Arkansas to doubleheader split

Arkansas senior Jacob Mahan broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the ninth with a two-out bases loaded RBI single to lift the Razorbacks to a 4-3 win in game two of Tuesday’s doubleheader.

With the game tied at three entering the bottom of the ninth, the Razorbacks put together a game-winning rally. With one out, Matt Vinson lifted a 2-2 pitch into left field for an opposite field single. A base hit to left by Tyler Spoon advanced Vinson to third and a fielding error by the left fielder allowed Spoon to take second. After an intentional walk to Dominic Ficociello, Brian Anderson struck out for the second out of the inning. Mahan, who had been battling a stomach bug for much of the day, stepped to the plate and sent a 1-1 pitch back up the middle and into center field, scoring Vinson from third and lifting Arkansas to a 4-3 win.

Spoon reached base all five times in game two, recording three hits and drawing two walks, while also driving in a run. Vinson scored a pair of runs and went 2-for-4 at the plate. Anderson hit his second homer of the season and went 1-for-3 with a RBI and two runs scored.

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