Derek Eddie gave up two runs, one earned, on four hits in four innings of relief work to earn the win for SMS. Eddie moved to 2-0 and fanned four in the victory. Arkansas starter Justin Leraris allowed six runs, four earned, in three innings on five hits in taking the loss. Leraris fell to 1-1 on the year.
SMS jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Rick Wilson walked and moved to second on a single by Matt Gardner. Jeremy Isenhower then hit a ball that went through second baseman Brett Hagedorn's legs and allowed Wilson to score.
With runners on third and first, Greg Mathis hit a sacrifice fly to center to score Gardner for a 2-0 lead. Donnie Watchowski gave the Bears a 3-0 lead on a single to right that plated Isenhower.
Arkansas tallied a run in the bottom of the first when Andrew Wishy plated Cliff Crouse (single) on a sacrifice fly to right. Aaron Graves made it a 3-2 game in the second inning with a solo home run to left. It was Graves' second home run of the year.
The Razorbacks took advantage a pair SMS miscues to tie the game in the third. With Wishy aboard, Michael Conner hit a grounder to the SMS shortstop who threw to second to get Wishy. Isenhower, the SMS second baseman, then threw the ball into the Bears dugout on a double-play attempt, allowing Conner to move to second. Conner then stole third and came home on a passed ball to tie the game at 3-3.
Tony Piazza put SMS ahead 4-3 in the fourth with a solo home run that landed in the picnic area behind the Razorback bullpen. Still in the fourth, Shaun Marcum walked and scored on a double to left by Wilson. Isenhower made it a 6-3 game when he brought in Brooks Colvin (error) with a fielder's choice.
Arkansas narrowed the gap to 6-4 when Kirk McConnell tripled home Scott Bridges who pinch ran for Brett Hagedorn (walk). It was McConnell's conference-leading sixth triple of the year.
SMS broke the game open with four runs in the sixth inning. The Bears had four hits and took advantage of two walks and a hit-by-pitch in taking a 10-4 lead.
The six-run advantage held until the eighth inning when the Hogs plated a pair of runs. Nick Pitts reached on a booted ball by the shortstop and moved to third on a single by Scott Bridges. Pitts came in to score on a wild pitch by Eddie to cut the deficit to 10-5. Three walks brought home the second Arkansas run to make it a 10-6 game.
Arkansas plated a run in the ninth on Graves' RBI single to left that scored Conner (single) for the final 10-7 margin.
The Razorbacks return to Southeastern Conference play this weekend with a three-game series against the Kentucky Wildcats at Baum Stadium. Game one is slated for a 6:30 p.m. start Friday. Senior Charlie Isaacson is scheduled to take the mound against the Wildcats in the series opener.