Arkansas Takes Series Over Troy With 16-2 Win

TROY, Ala. — Dave Van Horn didn't think Arkansas looked like a top 10 team after taking two of three games at Louisiana Tech last weekend.

After the Hogs did the same this weekend at Troy, the Arkansas baseball coach is starting to like his club. "We got better this weekend," Van Horn said after the Hogs rocked the Trojans, 16-2, on Sunday to win the series at Riddle-Pace Field in nonconference baseball. "We lost yesterday and we felt bad, but we didn't come out here with our tails between our legs. I'm really proud of the way they responded to the disappointment of yesterday." The fifth-ranked Hogs (4-2) took advantage of wild pitching in the second inning to score nine times for an early 9-0 lead. Three different Troy pitchers combined to hit four Razorback batters and walk another, and all five came around to score in the inning. Tim Smalling cracked an RBI double off the wall in right. Ben Tschepikow and Jake Dugger had RBI singles and Wayne Hrozek plated two runs with a single. Danny Hamblin then drew a bases-loaded walk. That followed a two-run Arkansas first courtesy of Casey Coon's third home run of the series, this one a liner off the middle of the scoreboard in right-center field. There was nothing cheap about the four runs the Hogs scored in the fifth to make it

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