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Adcock tosses gem in Hogs' 13th consecutive win

by Matt Jones | March 19, 2023 at 4:42 p.m.
Arkansas relief pitcher Cody Adcock (49) delivers to the plate, Sunday, March 12, 2023, during the sixth inning of the Razorbacks’s 15-6 win over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville. Visit for today's photo gallery..(NWA Democrat-Gazette/Hank Layton)

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas right-hander Cody Adcock was dominant in his first start as a Razorback on Sunday.

Adcock, a junior from Texarkana, allowed 1 hit and struck out 6 in 6 scoreless innings, and the sixth-ranked Razorbacks defeated Auburn 5-0 at Baum-Walker Stadium.

Arkansas (18-2, 3-0 SEC) swept the three-game series in the SEC opener for both teams. The Razorbacks have won 13 consecutive games — their longest streak since the 2010 season.

Adcock (2-1) retired the final 10 batters he faced during his 82-pitch outing. He threw 51 pitches for strikes.

Auburn had two base runners against Adcock. Justin Kirby drew a one-out walk in the second inning, but was stranded at third base when Adcock struck out Gavin Miller to end a nine-pitch at-bat. Mike Bello’s one-out single in the third was erased when Kason Howell hit into an inning-ending double play.

The Tigers (13-6-1, 0-3), who entered as one of the SEC’s best hitting teams, finished the series with five runs and 15 hits.

Arkansas left fielder Jared Wegner hit a 470-foot home run to left-center field in the third inning to give the Razorbacks a 3-0 lead. Harold Coll added a two-run single in the fourth to increase Arkansas’ advantage to 5-0.

Wegner had the Razorbacks’ third go-ahead three-run hit of the series. Brady Slavens hit a three-run home run during the fourth inning Friday and Kendall Diggs had a three-run double in the first inning Saturday.

Diggs’ and Wegner’s hits were both with two outs. Arkansas has scored 61 two-out runs this season.

Wegner leads the team with nine home runs and 33 RBI. He extended his team-best hitting streak to 13 games.

Sophomore right-hander Austin Ledbetter stranded three base runners across the seventh and eighth innings. Freshman right-hander recorded one out between a walk and a hit batsman in the ninth, and sophomore left-hander Hagen Smith recorded the final two outs to strand two base runners.

Auburn left-handed starter Konner Copeland (1-1) allowed 3 runs, 3 hits and 1 walk, and struck out 2 in 2 2/3 innings. Copeland also hit 2 batters during his 48-pitch outing that included 26 strikes.

Right-hander Will Cannon threw 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief for the Tigers. Arkansas had four base runners against him.

The Razorbacks are scheduled to conclude an 18-game homestand Tuesday with a 3 p.m. game against Southeast Missouri State. They are 16-1 during the homestand.

Arkansas is scheduled to play a three-game series at No. 1 LSU beginning Friday. 


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