Missouri State 3, Arkansas 1

Matt Hall pitched a one-hit complete game to lift Missouri State to a 3-1 victory over Arkansas to set up a Sunday battle for a trip to Omaha.

Missouri State bounced back from a blowout loss to force a winner-take-all game at the NCAA super regional.

The Bears beat Arkansas 3-1 Saturday to even the best-of-three game series at Baum Stadium.

The teams will play a decisive Game 3 Sunday at 2 p.m. with the winner advancing to the College World Series.

Attendanc1e was 12,167, breaking the Baum Stadium record for the second straight day.

Missouri State left-hander Matt Hall was dominant, striking out eight batters in a complete game one-hitter. The junior raised his NCAA-leading strikeout count to 171 for the season.

Hall, who threw 125 pitches, faced the minimum number of batters through six innings and didn't allow a hit after the Razorbacks' second at-bat. He had retired 16 consecutive hitters until Joe Serrano drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Serrano scored on an error by Missouri State shortstop Joey Hawkins to pull the Razorbacks within 3-1, but Arkansas couldn't capitalize on two more base runners in the inning, stranding them on the corners when Rick Nomura grounded out.

Brett McAfee worked a leadoff walk for the Razorbacks in the eighth inning, but Michael Bernal hit into a double play to kill the threat. Serrano walked again to leadoff the ninth inning, but was forced out on a fielder's choice by Bobby Wernes.

Hall got Andrew Benintendi to pop-up for the second out of the inning and struck out Tyler Spoon to end the game.

Missouri State chased Arkansas starter Keaton McKinney after just 1 1/3 innings. The Bears took the lead on Blake Graham's RBI single in the second inning and added two more in the third inning on an RBI hit by Spencer Johnson and a Graham fielder's choice.

Jackson Lowery pitched 6 2/3 innings of relief for Arkansas, allowing two runs. Lowery struck out six, allowed three hits and walked four batters.

Zach Jackson worked around a pair of base runners in the top of the ninth inning. Missouri State put two runners on with two outs, but pinch-runner Alex Jefferson was caught stealing to end the inning.

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