Arkansas 10, Tennessee 3

Arkansas used a six-run sixth inning and strong performance from its bullpen to beat Tennessee 10-3 on Friday.

Arkansas used a six-run sixth inning and strong performance from its bullpen to beat Tennessee 10-3 on Friday.

The Razorbacks (38-17, 15-14 SEC) overcame a bit of adversity for their third straight win. Starting pitcher Ryne Stanek left the game after being hit in the shoulder by a line drive in the first inning.

Cade Lynch pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win. The Razorbacks bullpen scattered three runs and 10 hits over 8 1/3 innings.

All three Tennessee runs came off Brandon Moore, who replaced Lynch in the fifth inning. Trent Daniel recorded two scoreless innings to close the game.

Arkansas took a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Sam Bates led off the frame with a double and scored when Brian Anderson was caught in a rundown.

That lead stood until the fifth. Matt Vinson's RBI triple scored Bo Bigham, and Vinson later scored on a wild pitch.

Tennessee pulled within 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth, but the Razorbacks broke the game open in the top of the seventh.

After Matt Reynolds was thrown out for the first out of the inning, Bates singled, advanced to third on an Anderson double and scored on a throwing error.

Anderson scored on a Derrick Bleeker RBI single to extend the lead to 3-0. Bleeker, who hit two home runs and a double Thursday, finished Friday's game 2-for-5 with another double.

Jake Wise and Tim Carver added RBI hits in the half inning, which ended with Arkansas leading 9-1.

Bates, who finished the game 2-for-3 with a walk, scored for a third time on a Bigham RBI double in the seventh to extend the lead to 10-1.

Tennessee (24-30, 8-21) added a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh on RBI hits from Zach Osborne and Chris Fitts, but it wasn't enough as the Vols dropped their sixth consecutive SEC game.

The two teams will close the regular season with a game Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The game will be the last of the season for Tennessee, while Arkansas will advance on to the SEC Tournament.

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