Arkansas wins Stillwater Regional

The Razorbacks beat St. John's 4-3 Sunday at Reynolds Stadium to win the NCAA regional at Oklahoma State University. Arkansas will find out Monday whether it will host the super regional next weekend at Baum Stadium.

STILLWATER, Okla. — Arkansas is one of college baseball's final 16 teams.

The Razorbacks beat St. John's 4-3 Sunday at Reynolds Stadium to win the NCAA regional at Oklahoma State University. Arkansas will find out Monday whether it will host the super regional next weekend at Baum Stadium.

It's likely Arkansas will be the host after national seed Missouri State didn't bid for a super regional because of a scheduling conflict at its home stadium. Arkansas will be matched with the winner of the regional at Missouri State.



Brett McAfee scored the go-ahead run on Joe Serrano's fielder's choice in the top of the ninth inning. Arkansas closer Zach Jackson struck out three batters in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the Razorbacks to their first super regional since 2012 and sixth overall.

The Razorbacks (38-22) rallied to win a game it led by three runs in the sixth inning. St. John's scored on a throwing error by Arkansas shortstop Michael Bernal and Michael Donadio RBI single.

The Red Storm tied the game on Robbie Knightes' RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Jackson Lowery pitched five strong innings for Arkansas, allowing one run and one hit in five innings. Lowery's performance saved a thin bullpen that was an arm down because of an injury to sophomore Dominic Taccolini.

Josh Alberius gave up two runs (one earned) in 1 1/3 innings of relief. James Teague pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, striking out Troy Dixon to strand a runner in the seventh inning and inducing a double play to end the eighth.

The Razorbacks broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning with a sacrifice fly by Tucker Pennell to score McAfee. Serrano added an RBI single in the inning to give Arkansas a 2-0 lead.

Tyler Spoon added a solo home run to lead-off the sixth inning to extend the lead to 3-0. Clark Eagan nearly regained the lead for Arkansas in the seventh inning, but was robbed of a home run by St. John's right fielder Anthony Brocato.

St. John's (41-16) beat Oklahoma State 2-1 earlier Sunday to advance to the regional final.

Arkansas won its 10th regional championship.

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