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Baseball Falls in Pitcher's Duel to Arkansas
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Baseball Falls in Pitcher's Duel to Arkansas

COLUMBIA  – The University of South Carolina baseball team held No. 2 Arkansas to just four hits, but a two-run sixth was enough for the Razorback in a 2-1 win over the Gamecocks Friday night (April 19) at Founders Park.

Carolina took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth as Parker Noland drove in Talmadge LeCroy on a groundout. Arkansas answered in the sixth as a pair of walks and an infield single loaded the bases. The Razorbacks scored on a sacrifice fly and a wild pitch.

In the ninth, Blake Jackson doubled with two out. Arkansas would intentionally walk Cole Messina but a groundout ended the game.

Roman Kimball started for Carolina and struck out four in 2.1 innings, but left the game due to injury. Ty Good came in and had three strikeouts in 2.2 innings, allowing two hits and two runs. The Gamecock pitching staff struck out 11 on the night.

Hagen Smith earned the win for Arkansas, striking out 11 and allowing two hits, a run and five walks in six innings.

Messina had two hits to lead Carolina’s offense.


  • Parker Marlott and Jake McCoy pitched the final two innings for Carolina and did not allow a hit.
  • Parker Noland saw his 24-game reached base streak end in tonight’s game.
  • The teams combined to leave 24 runners on base.

Carolina and Arkansas will play a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon (April 20) at 1 p.m. to conclude the series. The games will be streamed on SEC Network Plus.