Arkansas 8, Stephen F. Austin 2

James Teague pitched a career-long seven innings to lead Arkansas to an 8-2 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday night.

Andrew Benintendi cooled, but Tyler Spoon and his teammates easily picked up the Arkansas slugger.

Spoon stroked two singles and was one of six Razorbacks with a run batted in to back solid starting pitching from sophomore James Teague in an 8-2 victory over Stephen F. Austin before 1,677 Tuesday night at Baum Stadium.

"For sure, up and down the order, we got it going," Spoon said. "That's always good. Beni still hit it on the screws a couple of times.

"James was outstanding all night. He's been awesome, the guy we saw in the fall, just a stud. We are confident in him. He goes out there and throws strikes."

Benintendi went 0-for-4 with a walk to see his nine-game hitting streak snapped. He entered the game as the nation's home run leader with 13.

Arkansas (21-16) will meet SFA's Lumberjacks again Wednesday. SFA is 12-24.

Teague, in his longest career outing, allowed only a solo home run in the seventh inning. The Lumberjacks had six hits in seven innings against Teague. He had just one walk against four strikeouts. The sinker ball pitcher induced 12 ground outs. Teague improved to 3-2.

"As the year goes along, I've gotten in better shape," Teague said of stretching out to 86 pitches. "I got a lot of ground balls and that helps.

"Mentally, I've just learned to relax. I just am trying to make pitches and fill up the zone and just don't give hitters so much credit."

Brett McAfee added two hits and an RBI for the Razorbacks. Carson Shaddy had two hits, two RBI. Bobby Wernes had two hits, scored two runs and drove home one.

Josh Alberius pitched the eighth for the Hogs, allowing only one walk. Kyle Pate pitched the ninth for the Hogs, giving up two hits and one run.

SFA starter Patrick Day (0-2) allowed five runs on four hits with six walks.

Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn called it a "solid game" in all respects. He liked the pitching, offense and defense.

"Teague started us out and was good," Van Horn said. "It was a well pitched game. He put up zeroes.

"We got some two-out hits, from Shaddy and Wernes. Those are big.

"We got offense up and down the lineup. We scored in six innings and that's good. You'd like to have that big inning, but those don't come much.

"Really, we had an emotional victory on Sunday, took Monday off so it's good to see us come right back out here and play well."

Van Horn said Teague wasn't taxed through seven innings, but wanted to stop him there to maybe bring him back on Sunday against Texas A&M. Van Horn wasn't sure of the starter for Wednesday.

"It will be Jacob Stone or Jackson Lowery," he said. "We'll decide that tomorrow."

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