Diamond Hogs Double Up Again

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- How many teams pull off a two-run sacrifice in a season? Or for that matter, in a lifetime?

Not many, that's for sure.

But after doing the trick once already in last week's thrilling, 8-7 extra-inning dandy against Vanderbilt, the Arkansas Razorbacks decided once in a lifetime wasn't enough for them.

So Friday, the Diamond Hogs decided, why not do the near impossible deed again?

And that's exactly what they did. With the game tied 2-2 in the top of seventh, Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn decided to send both Logan Forsythe from third base and Wayne Hrozek from second on a deep sacrifice fly off the bat of Ben Tschepikow. And just like last week's winner against Vandy, the move paid off as Tennessee center fielder Julio Borbon threw home, only to have catcher J.P Arencibia bobble the ball, allowing Hrozek to easily score to put Arkansas ahead at the time, 4-2.

"I never would have sent (Hrozek) if we didn't have the lead," Van Horn said. "And if there would have been just one out, I wouldn't have sent him.

"It was kind of the same situation (as last week), and it really got our guys pumped up."

Tschepikow said he wasn't at all surprised to see Van Horn wave Hrozek around third base on the play after he sent a towering fly ball to deep center.

"That's how he coaches," Tschepikow said. "He's great."



Schmidt Moves To No. 2

With his nine strikeouts Friday, Nick Schmidt moved into second place on Arkansas' all-time list. In his career, Schmidt now has 291 career strikeouts, moving him past David Walling's total of 283.

Schmidt now needs just 11 more strikeouts to break the school record of 301, held by Matt Carnes.



The Greeks Come Out To Play

Friday saw a near-record crowd pack the stands in Lindsey Nelson Stadium. And much of that crowd could be attributed to Friday's promotion.

That's right, one of the main reasons for the big draw was due to the fact it was 'Greek Night' at the ballpark. And because of this, the outfield bleachers were filled with fraternity and sorority types who were 'having fun', to say the least.

Just ask Arkansas left fielder Casey Coon, who heard plenty from the Greeks on Friday.

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