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Cox powers Arkansas past Florida

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Zack Cox had a two-run homer and pitched two perfect innings to lift Arkansas to a 10-7 victory over Florida today in an elimination game of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

The Razorbacks (34-21) won all five meetings with the Gators (39-20), including two in the SEC tournament. They must beat Vanderbilt twice on Saturday to advance to the championship game.

Florida scored four unearned runs in the seventh to wipe out most of an 8-3 deficit. The Razorbacks added two more runs in the bottom half on Cox's RBI single and Tim Carver's second run-scoring sacrifice.

Cox pitched the final two innings to earn his first save after reliever Sam Murphy (3-1) allowed only the four unearned runs in three-plus innings.

Jonathan Pigott hit a two-run homer in the seventh for the Gators.

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