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Hogs can’t get bats going in series finale with Texas A&M

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)

Fayetteville, AR (UofA) – Sophomore Keaton McKinney threw three good innings to start Sunday’s game with No. 2 Texas A&M (35-9, 14-7), but after getting the first out in the fourth inning, a throwing error by Michael Bernal led to four unearned runs by the Aggies. It was a deficit that Arkansas (26-18, 7-14) couldn’t bounce back from as Texas A&M took the game and the series with a 6-2 victory at Baum Stadium.

Carson Shaddy and Bernal were the only Razorback hitters that were able to get ahead of Texas A&M’s starting pitcher Kyle Simonds as the two combined for 5 hits. Shaddy went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Bernal totaled his second 2-hit game of the series, going 2 for 4 with a run score. In three of his last four games, Bernal has had at least 2 hits with 4 runs scored.

McKinney (1-3) had to take the loss Sunday after going 5 2/3 innings, allowing 6 hits and 5 runs with 5 strikeouts. Only 1 run of the five given up by McKinney went down as an earned run as the error by Bernal proved to be a crucial play in the game.

Simonds (7-1) took the win for the Aggies as he threw a complete 9 innings, scattering 8 hits, while striking out five and giving up 2 earned runs.

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