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Series Recap ... ON FRIDAY Ole Miss 5, Arkansas 4.

Junior Shaun Seibert returned to the pitching rotation and gave Arkansas five good innings on the mound. Seibert — who had been moved to the bullpen after only two starts — allowed just one earned run and three hits against the Rebels. But the Razorbacks bullpen couldn't hold off Ole Miss down the stretch. After Arkansas built a 4-2 lead with two runs in the top of the eighth, closer Jess Todd blew his second save of the season and picked up his first loss as the Rebels scored three times to grab the 5-4 come-from-behind win. ON SUNDAY Game 1 Arkansas 5, Minnesota 1 Junior southpaw Nick Schmidt was the story of Sunday's first game. Pitching his fourth career complete game, Schmidt held Minnesota to just one run — a first inning homer — on five hits, while also striking out 11 to pull within one of Scott Tabor for third on the all-time school strikeout list. At the batting dish, the Razorbacks got big contributions from Jake Dugger and Ben Tschepikow, who both had three hits in the win. Game 2 Minnesota 10, Arkansas 5 Arkansas committed four errors — two by third basemen Casey Coon alone — leading to four unearned runs and the Razorbacks' pitching struggled from start to finish in a 10-5 loss in the tournament finale. Duke Welker again was ineffective in his latest pitching start, lasting less than one inning, and Arkansas' bullpen and defense weren't much better as the Gophers took advantage in overcoming an early 3-2 deficit to get the win. 3-UP 1. Arkansas second baseman Ben Tschepikow was 2-for-3 with runners in scoring position in Sunday's first game and is now 10-for-21 (.476) on the season with runners in scoring position. 2. Playing both third base and catcher during the twinbill, Razorbacks sophomore Logan Forsythe went a combined 3-for-7 and extended his hitting streak to a career-best 10 games. 3. Minnesota's 3-4-5 and 6 hole hitters torched Arkansas in the final game, combining to go 10-for-19 at the plate with 7 RBIs and 6 runs scored. 3-DOWN 1. Arkansas had not one, but two runners picked off first base in the opening game of Sunday's doubleheader. 2. Welker — the Razorbacks' starting pitcher in the second game of the doubleheader — had his second rough outing in a row. Welker failed to last even one inning against the Gophers before giving way to Dallas Keuchel. 3. For the third straight time when visiting the Metrodome for the Gophers' home tournament, Arkansas finished with a record of just 1-2.

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