Hogs Turn Into OmaHogs

Zach Jackson shut down Missouri State to lead Arkansas to the College World Series in Omaha. The Hogs won Sunday, 3-2.

Arkansas is on its way to the College World Series.

The Razorbacks beat Missouri State 3-2 Sunday to win the NCAA super regional at Baum Stadium. Arkansas won twice during the best-of-three game series.

After starting the season 11-12 overall, the Razorbacks recorded one of their greatest in-season turnarounds in history. Arkansas is in the College World Series for the first time since 2012 and for the eighth time in program history.

Zach Jackson pitched 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to close out the win. Jackson struck out six batters and retired the final 11 batters he faced.

Jackson struck out Missouri State center fielder Tate Matheny on a full-count pitch to end the game, sending most of the 11,694 fans into a frenzy as the Razorbacks dog-piled near the pitchers mound.

Arkansas (40-23) scored three runs in the top of the first inning and never trailed the decisive Game 3. Three of the Razorbacks' first four batters reached base against Missouri State starter Jordan Knutson.

Tyler Spoon and Brett McAfee each had RBI singles in the inning, and Rick Nomura had a sacrifice fly.

Missouri State (49-12) scored after an error in the third inning and pulled within 3-2 on Dylan Becker's RBI single in the sixth inning. The Bears stranded 10 base runners, including seven in scoring position.

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