After a one-pitch outing against Florida on Sunday in which Trent Daniel hit a batter, the junior left-hander redeemed himself in the midweek series finale by pitching five scoreless innings and allowing just two hits.
Missouri started John Miles, a freshman right-hander, who matched Daniel for four shutout innings, giving up just three hits to the Razorbacks. Jake Walsh took over on the mound for the Tigers in the fifth, but only lasted for one out in the sixth.
Walsh gave up a single to Dominic Ficociello to begin the sixth inning. The sophomore first baseman then stole second and Walsh hit Bo Bigham with a pitch to put on two runners for Matt Reynolds. Reynolds pinch-hit for Sam Bates and doubled down the left field line to score Ficociello and Bigham and give Arkansas (33-13) a 2-0 lead.
Arkansas will host No. 5 South Carolina this weekend. Ryne Stanek will pitch on Friday, Randall Fant gets the nod on Saturday and DJ Baxendale will be on the mound Sunday against the Gamecocks.