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Diamond Hogs hold on to win game one against McNeese State, 3-1

One game down, one to go.

Arkansas takes game one of today’s double-header against McNeese State, 3-1.

After 5 straight games of scoring 5 or more runs, Razorback bats cooled down today. Ben McLaughlin and Hudson White went 2-4, and Wehiwa Aloy, Peyton Holt, and White batted in a run, but most everyone else was a non-factor from the plate.

However, Peyton Stovall made his first appearance this season after breaking his foot in the preseason. Like he never missed a day, Stovall hit a single on a full-count in his first time at the plate. The excitement was short-lived, unfortunately, as a 6-4-3 double play ended the inning on the following at bat.

Pitching was excellent, per usual. Hagen Smith did his thing and pitched 4 innings, striking out 9 batters and giving up 3 walks. Will McEntire gave up 5 hits in his 2 innings pitched but only one run. After a short stint on the mound from Jake Faherty, Gabe Gaeckle closed the game, striking out 3 batters in 2 innings.

Arkansas looks to take the series today, as the first pitch is set for 3:00 PM later today.

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire