"I was just ready to go," said Bingham, who worked two scoreless innings. "You know I've been missing it and I've been seeing the whole team go out there for practice every day, and it just kills me that I couldn't go out there the last couple of months. But now I'm back and feeling good."
After Bingham's perfect sixth and seventh innings on the mound, Bolsinger came in and looked sharp at first before wearing down in his second inning of work.
"Bolsinger kind of really just ran out of gas because he's not in really good shape coming off of mono," Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said. "He just got a little fatigued, but I thought Bingham did a great job. It was kind of nice to see.
"We knew we had them and we wanted to get them in the game tonight and give them some rest to get them ready for this weekend. So that's one reason we threw both of those guys tonight."
Arkansas freshman infielder Bo Bigham made his first appearance as a Razorback on Tuesday. Starting at second base, Bigham — a native of Texarkana — was 2-for-4 with one RBI and one stolen base.
But while Bigham was happy to finally see the field, he joked of his appreciation of fellow second baseman Ben Tschepikow for giving him the chance.
"It was nice for Ben to finally let me play a little bit, so I've got to give him thanks for that," Bigham said. "And we just came out here and did what we had to do."
Arkansas is expected to send Brett Eibner to the mound today for his second start of the season. In his first outing, Eibner allowed three runs in 2 1/3 innings in a 9-3 loss against Kansas. The Crusaders will counter with their ace, Alex Berry. In one appearance this year, Berry allowed four runs in six innings in a 5-0 loss to Arkansas-Little Rock.
VALPARAISO AT NO. 21 ARKANSAS
WHEN: 3:05 p.m., today.
WHERE: Baum Stadium, Fayetteville.
ON THE AIR: KFAY-AM 1030; KURM-AM 790, KURM-FM 100.3; KHGG-AM 1580 AM; KHGG-FM 103.1; KXIO-FM 106.9.
RECORDS: Valparaiso 4-2; Arkansas 6-1.
PROBABLE PITCHERS: Valparaiso, Alex Berry (0-1, 6.00 ERA); Arkansas, Brett Eibner (0-1, 11.57 ERA).