"He was great," Georgia coach David Perno said. "I thought it was really impressive the way he settled in after that first inning. We had chances, but we didn't take advantage of it.
It's Been Awhile
If it feels like Arkansas hasn't grabbed the first lead in a baseball game in a long time, that's because the Razorbacks haven't. At least not until Friday.
Arkansas took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning against Georgia on a Ben Tschepikow solo home run. It was the first time the Hogs had gained the opening lead in a game this month, breaking a streak of nine straight games they had been forced to play from behind. In fact, the last time Arkansas took to first lead was Mar. 31 at Missouri State.
Friday Night Facts
Tschepikow belted his eighth homer of the season Friday, but his first since March 20 at Auburn... Arkansas has now lost three straight games against Georgia... Mike Bolsinger took the loss in relief, his second loss in a row after starting the season 3-0... James McCann made his first start at catcher in SEC play.
NO. 11 ARKANSAS AT NO. 8 GEORGIA
WHEN: noon, today; 1 p.m., Sunday
WHERE: Foley Field, Athens, Ga.
ON THE AIR: KFAY-AM 1030; KURM-AM 790, FM-100.3; KHGG-AM 1580, FM-103.1; KXIO-FM 106.9
TV: Fox Sports Net (Ch. 27), today; Cox Sports (Ch. 119), Sunday;
RECORDS: Arkansas 25-10, 10-5; Goergia 30-7, 12-4
SERIES RECORD: Razorbacks lead, 19-15
TODAY'S PROBABLE PITCHERS: Arkansas, T.J. Forrest (2-3, 5.02 ERA); Georgia, Alex McRee (4-0, 2.30 ERA)
Arkansas Razorbacks Upcoming Schedule
Date Opponent Site Time
April 18 Georgia Athens, Ga. 12 p.m.
April 19 Georgia Athens, Ga. 1 p.m.
April 21 Oral Roberts Tulsa, Okla. 6:35 p.m.
April 24 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. 6 p.m.
April 25 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. 3 p.m.
April 26 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. 12 p.m.
April 28 Oklahoma Fayetteville 6:35 p.m.