Razorbacks gear up to meet LSU in College World Series
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Arkansas faces a familiar foe this evening in a second-round game at the College World Series -- fellow Southeastern Conference member LSU.
The Razorbacks are now 40-22 after beating Cal State-Fullerton 10-6 Saturday in the national championship tournament at Omaha, Nebraska. LSU has a much better record, 52-16, but the Hogs are on a hot streak. After losing 10 of 13 games heading in to the NCAA tournament, Arkansas reached a double-digit run total on Saturday for the fourth time in six games.
First pitch is set for 6 p.m.
Molder finishes in tie for second; Ridings 9 strokes back
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Bryce Molder of Conway has earned $492,800 with his second-place tie in the St. Jude Classic at Memphis. Molder finished at 267, 13 strokes under par, with a final round of 70 yesterday on the TPC Southwind course. Starting the day, Molder was just one stroke behind Brian Gay, but the leader shot a 66 yesterday to take a five-stroke victory, finishing at 262.
Molder shares his second-place finish with David Toms.
Three other Arkansans also qualified for the cut and played the full four rounds. Tag Ridings finished at 276, four under par, while Glen Day came in at even-par 280 for the four rounds.
John Daly, playing in his first PGA event after finishing a six-month suspension from the tour, was just one stroke behind Day, finishing with a one-over 281.
Arkansan wins BASS event on Missisisippi River
FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) - Kevin Short of Mayflower has wrapped up his third BASS victory. On the Mississippi River at Fort Madison, Iowa, yesterday, Short finished with a final-day catch of 11 pounds, 13 ounces to hold off Kelly Jordan by 10 ounces.
Short had a 4-day total of 43 pounds, 3 ounces, and earned $100,000. He also moved up to 10th place in the Elite Series standings with one event remaining, nearly assuring him of qualifying for the 2010 Bassmaster Classic.
Jordan, from Mineola, Texas, had a catch of 12-5 and finished at 42-9.
Naturals lose, Travs win
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - After sweeping a 5-game series against the Arkansas Travelers, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals dropped a game yesterday to Tulsa. In a game played at Springdale, the Drillers topped the Naturals 8-0, and pulled into a tie with the Naturals for second place in the Texas League's North Division. Both teams are two games behind division-leading Springfield.
Meanwhile, the Arkansas Travelers rebounded from their disastrous visit to Springdale and the Naturals by beating first-place Springfield, 7-3. The Travs, however, are still in the division cellar, but now only 10 games behind Springfield.