Razorbacks send a strong statement during opening series vs BucknellSin ningún problema el equipo de beisbol de la Universidad de Arkansas abrió la temporadas 2018 dando paliza de 14-2

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Por: Carlos Chicas

Fotos: Crant Osborne

Sin ningún problema el equipo de beisbol de la Universidad de Arkansas abrió la temporadas 2018 dando paliza de 14-2   a su similar de Bucknell. En el juego de apertura destaco la participación de Blaine Knight quien no permitió ningún batazo en cinco entradas. Esta fue la segunda vez que Knight jugo de titular con la escuadra jabalí y que no lo hizo tan mal.

Nada como la felicidad de ir ganando en casa.

También destaco la participación de Heston Kjerstad quien pego en tres ocasiones y termino con doblete en su cuenta personal, y que ayudo al equipo local a empujar la primera Carrera de Arkansas.

Arkansas concreto 14 carreras en los primeros doce golpes que le dieron a dona blanca. Esta fue una marca que no se veía desde el 200, en aquella ocasión fue la Universidad sureña de Missouri.

Las cosas no fueron de lo mejor para Bucknell que permitió en 15 ocasiones caminar a los bateadores de Arkansas.

Arkansas regresa a la acción del 21 al 25 de Febrero en calidad de visitante la próxima semana cuando viaje a San Diego, California donde se medirá ante Arizona, Cal Poly, San Diego State, y San Diego.

English:”Courtesy U of A”

The third-ranked Razorback Baseball team used plenty of offense and got a strong start from junior Blaine Knight to cruise past Bucknell, 14-2, Friday afternoon at Baum Stadium.

Knight, who was making his second straight Opening Day start, didn’t give up a hit over five innings while walking only two and striking out four. The Bryant, Arkansas native only needed 67 pitches to make it five innings as he went three up and three down over his final three innings of work.

With Friday being Knight’s second Opening Day start in a row, it was also his third year to be part of the starting rotation on Opening Weekend. Combined over the last three years, Knight has struck out 12 batters in 14 innings, while allowing just two runs and walking two in his first starts to a season.

At the plate, freshman Heston Kjerstad led all Razorback hitters as he went 3-for-4 with a double and a single, all in his first three at-bats. His first collegiate hit also helped Arkansas score its first run of the season, singling with two outs through the right side in the first to score Jax Biggers. It was part of a four-run inning that helped kick-start the offense and was only the beginning of the big showing by the bats.

Arkansas plated 14 runs on 12 hits in the game. It was the largest run output by an Arkansas team on Opening Day since 2001 when it brought 25 runs across against Missouri Southern. The lineup also drew 15 walks in the game to frustrate the Bucknell pitching staff.

Along with Kjerstad, Eric Cole earned his first multi-hit performance of the season, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Senior Carson Shaddy provided the lone big fly of the afternoon as his second inning home run brought three runs, part of a six-run frame to break the game wide open at 10-0.