The right-hander came out of the bullpen in relief of starter Caleb Bolden and tossed 2.1 innings, allowing only one run and striking out two. Murray State extended its lead to 5-3 in the top of the fourth, but outfielder Christian Franklin did not let the two-run deficit last long. The consensus preseason All-American had three hits and four runs batted in on the day, including a bases-clearing double to center in the bottom half of the fourth to put the Razorbacks ahead, 6-5.
The Jacksonville State and Belmont men's basketball teams are meeting in the first semifinal of the 2021 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament in Evansville, Indiana. The No. seed Belmont Bruins enter the contest 25-3 overall.
"We didn't give him enough time to get ready," Van Horn said. "Unfortunately, he kind of talked us into that. The way it turned out, he didn't have the stuff or command that he had against Texas down there in a tough spot."