Published: Monday, June 17, 2019
OMAHA, Neb. – Arkansas hoped for another week's stay at the College World Series, but instead the Razorbacks ended the trip after two matches.
The last team eliminated from Omaha in 2018, Arkansas was first eliminated this year with a 5-4 loss to Texas Tech on Monday ahead of 19,236 at TD Ameritrade Park.
Razorbacks & # 39; season ended with a 46-20 record.
Like Arkansas & # 39; losses to Florida State on Saturday, Texas Tech (45-19) scored the winning race in its final bat. Cameron Warren drew a two-out against Arkansas Reliever Cody Scroggins and scored on an RBI triple five places later by the Cody Masters.
Scroggins took the loss for Arkansas in both games in Omaha.
Razorbacks had a chance to tie the game or take the lead at the top of the ninth inning, after Jacob Nesbit was hit by a pitch and Christian Franklin appointed to bring the top of the Arkansas order to the plate. No one handed over when Trevor Ezell appeared to the heights of the canons, dropping Casey Martin out, and Matt Goodheart flew to the left to finish the match.
Arkansas stranded eight base runners.
Razorbacks tied game 4-4 at the top of the eighth inning on a victim fly by Jack Kenley. Dominic Fletcher went with one out and advanced to third base on one of Heston Kjerstad.
Kjerstad moved into scoring position later in the entrance, but Casey Opitz knocked out.
Razorbacks & # 39; s led 3-0 early, but Arkansas domes Connor Noland and Kevin Kopps allowed two runs on Texas Tech races.
Cameron Warren's two-round home race against Noland pulled Texas Tech within 3-2 at the bottom of the fourth inning. Easton Murrell hit a solo homer against Kopps in the fifth to tie the game 3-3, and Red Raiders' all-American shortstop Josh Jung hit a solo home run against Kopps to look out of the bottom of the sixth to give Texas Tech a 4-3 lead.
Murrell, a sophomore infielder who transferred from Arkansas before the season, hit his first home career while Warren hit his 1
Arkansas first scored on a solo home run by Heston Kjerstad at the top of the second inning. Razorbacks added two races in third on a two-out RBI triple by Martin and a two-out RBI infield single by Goodheart to move on 3-0.
Arkansas scored three rounds against Texas Tech starting Caleb Kilian, who took a no decision in 7 innings. Kilian tied a career high with 9 strikeouts, allowed 6 hits and went 1 stroke.
Noland took a no decision for the 11th time this season after having allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in 4 innings.
Texas Tech advanced to an elimination game Wednesday against either Michigan or Florida State.