Hogs wallop Delta Devils for second straight day

Carson Shaddy hit two home runs and Arkansas beat Mississippi Valley State 20-0 Wednesday at Baum Stadium.

Carson Shaddy hit two home runs and Arkansas beat Mississippi Valley State 20-0 Wednesday at Baum Stadium. 

The No. 22 Razorbacks (5-0) scored in six of their eight innings at-bat. Arkansas recorded 15 hits and walked 10 times. 

Shaddy, who entered the game as a defensive replacement in the sixth inning, hit a two-run home run in the sixth and a solo home run in the eighth. 

"I'm more of a singles and doubles guy," Shaddy said. "I was just going up there with a good approach and taking good at-bats. I wasn't trying to hit runs, but just work on my rhythm, work on my hands and posture, and good things happened for me."

Michael Bernal also had a two-run home run in the fifth inning. The Razorbacks hit six home runs in two games against the Delta Devils. 

Mississippi Valley State (0-6) committed six errors. 

"I think what we did the last two days was just kind of take care of business and do what we needed to do," Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said. "We got to play, which was good. I know a lot of teams got rained-out yesterday."

Weston Rogers, Josh Alberius and Ty Harris each pitched two scoreless innings for Arkansas. The Razorbacks allowed four hits and struck out 12 batters. 

Jake Reindl, Cannon Chadwick and Doug Willey also pitched an inning. Rogers, Harris and Reindl - all freshmen from Northwest Arkansas - were making their college debut. 

"I'm really proud of our pitchers," Van Horn said. "They came out and filled up the zone and you got to see a little bit of everybody. I think we've thrown everybody we have now. I told them after the game that from what I've seen through the first five games, I don't have a problem putting any of those pitchers in a ballgame."

Arkansas is scheduled to play No. 24 Rice on Friday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children's College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The Razorbacks are also scheduled to play No. 18 Houston and Texas Tech during the trip. 

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