Live Blog: Arkansas slugs four home runs while downing Missouri 8-0 in SEC opener

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BY DUDLEY E. DAWSON

FAYETTEVILLE – No. 1 Arkansas (14-2, 0-0) will look to open its SEC action Friday night with its 11th straight win when 6:30 p.m.

Follow the action on Hogville’s line blog from Baum-Walker Stadium:

MISSOURI (9-8, 0-0):

LF Tucker Moore .270
2B Trevor Austin .328
1B Jackson Lovich .369
DH Thomas Curry .304
RF Jackson Beaman .346
3B Justin Cole .333
SS Matt Garcia .320
C Jedier Hernandez .341
CF Jeric Curtis .214

P Logan Lunceford (1-0, 8.36 ERA)

ARKANSAS (14-2):

2B Peyton Stovall .333
RF Kendall Diggs .345
SS Wehiwa Aloy .234
1B Ben McLaughlin .351
LF Ross Loivich .370
3B Jared Sprague-Lott .381
DH Nolan Souza .364
C Hudson White .225
CF Ty Wilmsmeyer .250

P Hagen Smith (2-0, 2.12)

Photo by John D. James

Top 1

Hagen Smith P

Moore K

Austin K

Lovich BB – but picked off first

Arkansas 0, Missouri 0

Bottom 1

Stovall 4-3

Diggs 1-3

Aloy BB

McLaughlin F-8

Arkansas 0, Missouri 0

Top 2

Curry K

Beaman L-3

Colon 5-3

Arkansas 0, Missouri 0

Lovich HBP

JSL F-8

Souza 2- run homer (Arkansas 2, Missouri 0)

White F-9

Wilmsmeyer reaches on E-6

Stovall P-5 (foul)

Arkansas 2, Missouri 0

Garcia 5-3

Hernandez 1-3

Curtis K (Smith’s 4th of the night)

Arkansas 2, Missouri 0

Bottom 3

Diggs 1B

Aloy reaches on E-5, Diggs to second

Ross Lovich 3-run homer (Arkansas 5, Missouri 0)

JSL P-3

Sozua F-9 – just missed his second homer in as many at bats

Arkansas 5, Missouri 0

Top 4

Moore K

Austin 2B – Missouri’s first hit of the game

Lovich K – it’s Smith’s 245th of his career to put him in fifth all time at Arkansas and his fifth this game

Curry F-7

Smith has thrown 66 pitches, 40 for strikes

Arkansas 5, Missouri 0

Bottom 4

White K

Wilmsmeyer K

Stovall BB

Diggs 2-run homer (Arkansas 7, Missouri 0)

Aloy just misses going back to back on F-7

Arkansas 7, Missouri 0

Top 5

Beamon K
Colon F-8

Garcia K

Hagen Smith 5 IP, 0 runs, 1 hit, 8 K, BB – he’s thrown 86 pitches, 53 for strikes

Arkansas 7, Missouri 0

Bottom 5

McLaughlin 4-3

Lovich K

JSL F-8

Arkansas 7, Missouri 0

Top 6

Hernandez 1B

Curtis bunts, 1-3

Moore K

Austin becomes Smith’ 10th strikeout victim on his 100th pitch of the night

Arkansas 7, Missouri 0

Bottom 6

Souza 1B

White 1B

Wilmsmeyer K

Stovall K

Diggs F-7

Arkansas 7, Missouri 0

Top 7

Christian Foutch now pitching for Arkansas

Lovich IF 1B

Curry P-5 (foul)

Beaman P-3 (foul)

Lovich to second on WP

Colon 6-3

Arkansas 7, Missouri 0

Bottom 7

Aloy P-3

McLaughlin 6-3

Lovich P-6

Top 8

Foutch P

Garcia F-7

Hernandez 5-3

Curtis 2B

Moore F-8

Arkansas 7, Missouri 0

Bottom 8

JSL P-6

Souza HR (Arkansas 8, Missouri 0)

White 6-3

Wilmsmeyer U-3

Arkansas 8, Missouri 0

Top 9

Cooper Dossett now pitching for Arkansas

Austin P-4

Corona K

Culbertson K

Arkansas 8, Missouri 0 – final

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