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Spoon’s Grand Slam Helps Hogs

Redshirt freshman’s eighth inning grand slam helps Arkansas clinch series win against Evansville.

The legend of Tyler Spoon continues to grow in Fayetteville.

Spoon’s Grand Slam Helps Hogs

Arkansas (6-1) saw a 1-0 lead evaporate in the top half of the eighth but the redshirt freshman hammered the grand slam over the bleachers in left field to put Arkansas up 5-1.

Spoon now has a team high two home runs, 13 RBI and is second with an on-base percentage of .531.

Barrett Astin dominated on the mound as he threw six innings while striking out five and scattering two hits and did not allow a run. Jalen Beeks picked up the win while Trent Daniel was able to get out of a ninth inning jam to pick up his first save of the season.

The Razorbacks will go for the three game sweep tomorrow with first pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m.