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LIVE UPDATES: Arkansas-UIC Baseball Game 2

by Andrew Joseph | March 10, 2022 at 3:27 p.m.
Caption: Arkansas shortstop Jalen Battles connects Thursday, March 10, 2022, with a two-run home run during the sixth inning of the Razorbacks 12-4 win over Illinois-Chicago at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville. Visit nwaonline.com/220311Daily/ for today's photo gallery....(NWA Democrat-Gazette/Andy Shupe)

Arkansas 5, UIC 4 -- FINAL

Tygart gets a called third strike to end the game. Arkansas sweeps the doubleheader.

The potential final out is hit by the pitch and the Flames have the tying run on first.

Turner throws out the base runner at second base and the Razorbacks are an out away from an improbable come-from-behind victory.

The freshman righty walks the leadoff man but recovers with a strikeout.

Tygart makes his way back to the mound to finish the game.

Arkansas 5, UIC 4 -- End 8th Inning

Michael Turner hits a bloop single over the second baseman and the home team takes its first lead of the game.

Robert Moore flies out.

Cayden Wallace secures the Hogs' third straight hit. There are two runners on with just one out for the heart of the Arkansas lineup. 

Stovall singles past the shallow-playing infield to tie the game.

Battles scores on a wild pitch. Gregory advances to third.

Gregory doubles down the line in right field. Lanzilli scores. Battles is held up at third with one out.

Battles reaches on a fielder's choice.

Jalen Battles comes to the plate as the tying run after a hit batter and a walk from Kendall Diggs to start the inning.

UIC 4, Arkansas 1 -- Middle 8th Inning

Tygart gets out of the inning unscathed. His fastball topped out at 96-mph.

Griffin walked two batters but picked both of them off. He hit his last batter before being replaced by RHP Brady Tygart.

LHP Nick Griffin is in to throw for Arkansas.

UIC 4, Arkansas 1 -- End 7th Inning

The Razorbacks are 1-16 with runners on base in Game 2. They've stranded nine runners.

Turner grounds into a double play.

Moore is hit by the initial pitch of the frame.

UIC 4, Arkansas 1 -- Middle 7th Inning

A lineout double play ends the inning. Ramage has now thrown 35 pitches in 3 1/3 innings of relief.

Ramage hits the leadoff batter on an 0-1 count. He steals second and scores on a single up the middle.

UIC 3, Arkansas 1 -- End 6th Inning

The Razorbacks are on the board. 

Stovall ropes a liner into center. Gregory scores.

UIC 3, Arkansas 0 -- Middle 6th Inning

Ramage serves up a solo homer to UIC cleanup hitter Ryan Nagelbach.

UIC 2, Arkansas 0 -- End 5th Inning

The shutout continues.

Once again, the Hogs leave multiple runners on base. They have just one hit and are 0-6 with runners in scoring position so far.

Arkansas has runners on the corners with one out. The Flames are going to the bullpen after their starter allows an eighth free pass of the afternoon.

UIC 2, Arkansas 0 -- Middle 5th Inning

Ramage sits the visitors down in order. He capped the inning off with a swinging strikeout on a pitch in the dirt.

UIC 2, Arkansas 0 -- End 4th Inning

Stovall taps one back to the mound and the Flames get outs at home and first to escape the jam. Stovall may have beaten the throw to first if he has not slowed at the last second.

Arkansas has the bases loaded with one out after a leadoff double by Lanzilli followed by consecutive walks of Battles and Gregory.

UIC 2, Arkansas 0 -- Middle 4th Inning

Ramage induces an inning-ending groundball.

Tole manages to get two outs sandwiched between a pair of doubles. RHP Kole Ramage is on to replace Tole after the second extra-base hit.

RHP Heston Tole comes relieves Ledbetter. His day is finished after giving up 1 run on 3 hits through 3 innings. He threw 44 pitches.

UIC 1, Arkansas 0 -- End 3rd Inning

Nothing doing for the Razorbacks.

They put another runner on base thanks to a walk from Turner but are still hitless.

UIC 1, Arkansas 0 -- Middle 3rd Inning

Ledbetter surrenders a second hit but Leach throws out the runner attempting to steal second to get out of the inning.

UIC 1, Arkansas 0 -- End 2nd Inning

Hogs strand two more in the second as Dylan Leach looks at a called third strike.

UIC 1, Arkansas 0 -- Middle 2nd Inning

Ledbetter racked up a pair of strikeouts in a 1-2-3 inning. He's thrown 34 pitches.

UIC 1, Arkansas 0 -- End 1st Inning

The Razorbacks strand a runner in the opening frame after a walk from Robert Moore.

UIC 1, Arkansas 0 -- Middle 1st Inning

A leadoff walk from Ledbetter comes around to hurt the Razorbacks. The runner stole second and then scored on a fielder's choice with one out.

Pregame:

The Razorbacks defeated the Flames 12-4 in Game 1.

Freshman RHP Austin Ledbetter will take the mound for his first in his Razorback career. He struck out 5 batters in 2.2 scoreless innings in his lone relief outing this season.

Arkansas Lineup:

3B Wallace

2B Moore

1B Turner

RF Slavens

LF Lanzilli

DH Diggs

SS Battles

CF Gregory

C Leach


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