USC left-hander silences UA's bats to even series

Posted: March 4, 2018 at 2:24 a.m.

Arkansas infielder Jax Biggers (9) slides into second during the Razorbacks’ 3-1 loss to Southern California on Saturday. Biggers went 2 for 5 as Arkansas fell to 8-3 on the season.

Southern Cal Coach Dan Hubbs brought his team to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville this weekend hoping to find an atmosphere that could prepare the Trojans for a possible NCAA regional later this year.

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ARKANSAS vs. USC

WHEN 12:30 p.m.

WHERE Baum Stadium, Fayetteville

RECORDS USC 8-2; Arkansas 8-3

SERIES RECORD Tied 1-1

STARTING PITCHERS USC RHP Kyle Hurt (1-0, 5.00 ERA); Arkansas LHP Kacey Murphy (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

RADIO Razorback Sports Network

INTERNET SEC Network-Plus

SHORT HOPS

Arkansas sold 13,472 tickets to Saturday’s game, which is a record at the 23-year-old Baum Stadium. The previous tickets-sold record was 12,589 for a 2015 game against Mississippi State that was played on the same day as the Razorbacks’ spring football game. … Saturday’s actual attendance of 10,732 was the 10th-largest all-time at Baum and second-largest for a regular-season nonconference game, behind a 2009 midweek game against then-No. 1 Arizona State. … Saturday’s loss was Arkansas’ first this season at home. The Razorbacks outscored their opponents 79-7 in the first six games at Baum. … Arkansas and USC are scheduled to play on Feb. 22-24, 2019, in Los Angeles, according to a signed game contract.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

TODAY USC, 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY Off

TUESDAY Off

WEDNESDAY Off

THURSDAY Off

FRIDAY Kent State, 3 p.m.

SATURDAY Kent State, 2 p.m.

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