OMAHA, Neb. - The Hogs' post-season magic followed them to the College World Series.
DJ Baxendale pitched 6.1 innings, giving up three hits and only one earned run to lead the Arkansas Razorbacks (45-20) to an 8-1 victory over the Kent State Golden Flashes (46-19) Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the College World Series. Arkansas advances to the winners bracket Monday to play the South Carolina Gamecocks at 8:00 p.m. on ESPN2.
"I thought DJ was incredible," said Arkansas Head Coach Dave Van Horn. "I knew after the first inning he had it because he threw every fastball right where he wanted it in the first inning, and that's a tell tale sign for him."
Baxendale quickly forgot about his struggles in his last appearance against Baylor. Baxendale (8-5) struck out five Golden Flashes, earning the victory, Reliever Brandon Moore finished the last 2.2 innings.