#1 Arkansas baseball advances to Super Regionals

Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 8:44 PM CDT
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - Charlie Welch wrote his name into Razorback lore.

His pinch hit 3-run home run in the bottom of the 8th put the game out of reach, #1 Arkansas rallied to beat #19 Nebraska 6-2 in the Fayetteville Regional final.

The Cornhuskers led 2-0 after 4 innings. Casey Opitz hit a solo homer in the 5th, Robert Moore tied the game with a solo bomb in the 6th.

Christian Franklin gave Arkansas the lead by scoring off a wild pitch in the 8th. National Pitcher of the Year Kevin Kopps was stellar in relief. He tossed 7 shutout innings, struck out 8, & allowed just 3 hits. Kopps recorded his 12th victory of the season.

#1 Arkansas will host NC State in Super Regionals this weekend. The NCAA revealed the schedule of the best-of-three series.

Fayetteville Super Regional (#1 Arkansas vs. NC State)

Game 1: Friday 5:00pm CT (ESPNU)

Game 2: Saturday 2:00pm CT (ESPN2)

Game 3 (if necessary): Sunday 5:00pm CT (ESPN2 or ESPNU)

The Diamond Hogs are two wins away from a trip to the College World Series.

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