Arkansas Salvages Final Game Vs. Tide

The No. 21 ranked Alabama baseball team dropped the third game of the Southeastern Conference series to the No. 13 Arkansas Razorbacks, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Alabama, which won the first two games of the series, left the tying run on third base and saw its seven-game conference winning streak come to an end with the loss.

Alabama was held to a season-low three hits by three Arkansas pitchers. The Arkansas bullpen threw the final 5 2/3 innings without allowing a run on just one hit.

With the loss, Bama fell to 21-9 overall and continues to lead the Southeastern Conference Western Division with a 7-2 record. By salvaging one game from the three-game series, the Hogs improved to 19-8 overall and 3-6 in SEC games.

Razorbacks' reliever Trent Daniel (1-0) earned his first win of the season, throwing 3.2 innings, allowing just one hit with one strikeout. Nolan Sanburn threw the final two innings for Arkansas for his third save of the year.

Alabama starting pitcher Tucker Hawley took the loss and is now 5-2 on the season and drops to 2-1 in SEC play. Hawley threw 6.0 innings, allowing four earned runs on eight hits with six strikeouts. Trey Pilkington threw the final 3.0 innings for the Tide without allowing a run on two hits with one strikeout. Austen Smith, Josh Rosecrans and Brandt Hendricks had one hit each for Alabama.

Alabama returns to action on Tuesday against the Samford Bulldogs with a 6:05 p.m. game from Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Neither team has announced its starting pitcher.

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