Arkansas Nips Auburn to Advance, 8-5

Arkansas designated hitter Andrew Wishy earned three hits and drove in three runs while Razorback reliever Scott Roehl tossed four plus innings of scoreless relief as the Hogs topped Auburn 8-5 on Thursday afternoon at the 2002 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament.

With the win Arkansas, the number eight seed, advances to Friday's 6 p.m. game in the bracket and will face the loser of Thursday night's winner's bracket contest between top-seeded South Carolina and fourth-seeded LSU. The game will be televised in Arkansas by Fox Sports Southwest. The Razorbacks eliminated fifth-seeded Auburn with the victory.

Roehl (4-0) picked up the win after coming on in relief of starter Gary Hogan Jr. in the fifth inning. The sophomore allowed only one hit over the final 4.2 innings to clinch the victory. Auburn reliever Arnold Hughey (2-3) was tagged with the loss.

Wishy led the Hogs' offensive attack with three hits and three two-out RBI. Catcher Cody Clark continued his hot hitting with three hits and an RBI in four at bats. Center fielder Michael Conner tallied three hits and scored three times in the Razorbacks' win.

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