Arkansas rolls Eastern Illinois for second straight day, clinches series
Two days, two wins.
Arkansas beat Eastern Illinois for the second straight day on Saturday to clinch the series against the Panthers with a 10-3 win from Baum Walker Stadium.
The Diamond Hogs scored runs in each of the first three innings and exploded for a five-run eighth for some insurance. Tavian Josenberger, the Kansas transfer, popped a two-run homer in the second to give Arkansas a 3-0 lead. In the eighth, Brady Slavens, Ben McLaughlin and Parker Rowland had RBI singles and Jace Bohrofen hit a two-run double.
Bohrofen had the best day at the plate as he went 2 for 4 with a walk, two doubles and two runs in addition to his two RBI.
Meanwhile, Will McEntire, who kept his spot as the No. 2 weekend starter after conjecture – even from coach Dave Van Horn – kept Eastern Illinois off-balance. McEntire worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up just one run on two hits two walks while striking out four.
Arkansas will go for the sweep on Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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