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Offense powers Hogs past Memphis, 12-4

The No. 21 Razorbacks collected 16 hits in a 12-4 win over the Tigers at AutoZone Park Wednesday night.

Arkansas had little trouble during its midweek stop in Memphis.

The No. 21 Razorbacks collected 16 hits in a 12-4 win over the Tigers at AutoZone Park Wednesday night.

A pair of Memphis errors in the first got Arkansas on the board before a four-run second inning put the Tigers away for good.

Luke Bonfield hit his fifth home run of the season to get things started in the second and then RBI hits by Grant Koch and Clark Eagan extended the Razorbacks' lead to 4-0.

Memphis' third error of the game allowed another run to score in the inning, giving Arkansas all of the runs it would need.

The trio of Koch, Eagan and Cullen Gassaway had three hits apiece.

The Razorbacks (20-9) broke it open in the late innings, scoring seven runs from the fifth inning on, including three on wild pitches.

Arkansas starting pitcher Isaiah Campbell didn't get into trouble until the third, when the Tigers put runners on second and third with two outs. That prompted Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn to bring in Dominic Taccolini.

Taccolini, who recently lost his Friday night starting job, struck out Zach Schritenthal to get out of the jam, but struggled in his one full inning of work. He walked a batter and gave up two hits, allowing the only two runs Memphis scored on Arkansas' usual pitchers.

Josh Alberius worked a scoreless inning in relief and Hunter Hart threw two perfect innings, striking out the last four batters he faced.

Memphis (10-18) tacked on a run in the eighth and ninth innings off Anthony Dahl and Jake Reindl, respectively.

Arkansas begins a three-game series at No. 15 Ole Miss Friday at 6:30 p.m.


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