FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—Hog hurlers were impressive in leading No. 4 Arkansas to an 8-1 victory Wednesday over BYU baseball.
The Razorbacks (9-1) work to eight of their pitchers who tallied as many strikeouts for the afternoon. BYU evened its record at 4-4 and picked up five singles in front of a season-high crowd of 2,832.
Cougar sophomore Desmond Poulson suffered his first loss of his college career after posting a 6-0 record last season. Similar to Tuesday, walks and a sacrifice fly helped Arkansas take a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
“We dug ourselves a hole just like yesterday,” said BYU coach Vance Law. “We walked too many guys with pitches that didn’t go our way. We need to hit the ball better and I have no doubt we will.”
The Razorbacks belted a pair of home runs, a two-run shot by Dominic Ficociello in the second and a solo off a fastball in the sixth by Jimmy Bosco.
“It was tough for our batters to get a real gauge on how they were being pitched because they couldn’t settle in on one guy,” said Law. “Arkansas is well-coached and they executed very well, showing a lot of class and hustle.”
BYU is idle until next week when it travels to California for a three-game series at No. 30 UC Irvine.