Arkansas did not do much with 12 hits, but superb pitching subdued Alabama in a 3-1 victory Thursday night in Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
The No. 12 Razorbacks improve to 22-8 overall, 7-3 in the Southeastern Conference, while Alabama falls to 19-12, 7-3 in the SEC.
Barrett Astin, Jalen Beeks, Trey Killian and Colby Suggs combined to limit the Tide to just four hits to help the Hogs win their fourth straight SEC road game. The Hogs swept South Carolina two weekends ago.
Suggs pitched the ninth to get his fourth save of the season. He walked two and was constantly facing 3-2 counts before Brian Anderson handled a grounder for the final out.
Beeks (4-0) earned the win after allowing one hit and one walk with three strikeouts in 2.2 innings of scoreless baseball. Beeks took over for starter Barrett Astin, who allowed one unearned run in 4.1 innings. Colby Suggs threw 39 pitches in the ninth inning and recorded his fourth save of the year.
The Razorbacks strung together three hits in the second, including a bunt single by Jacob Morris to score Matt Vinson from third. Joe Serrano followed by hitting a single into right field, but Willie Schwanke was gunned out by Miller at home plate, keeping the score at 1-0.
Arkansas threatened again in the third when they put runners on the corners with one out, but Sullivan came up with a big strikeout and fly out to work out of the jam.
Arkansas added a pair of runs in the fifth, as a pair of errors by Alabama aided to the Razorback's inning. Serrano reached on a two-base error to open the inning then scored on a mishandled Tyler Spoon single to left field. Jake Wise eventually scored the second Razorback run of the inning to go up 3-0 when White lost control of the ball after getting the first out of a possible inning-ending double play.
The Tide responded in the bottom of the frame. Carlisle reached safely after legging out an infield single to first, and then White reached first on a fielder's choice and advanced to second on a Miller single. An error on the Razorbacks' first baseman Schwanke as Salem reached first on a possible inning-ending double play allowed White to score and cut the lead to 3-1.
Arkansas 3, Alabama 1
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