Arkansas 19 Grambling State 7
FAYETTEVILLE – Aided by a school-record nine home runs, the No. 15 University of Arkansas downed Grambling, 19-7, Friday in game one of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Baum Stadium.Brett Eibner became the ninth player in program history to hit three home runs in one game, while Collin Kuhn, James McCann and Andy Wilkins each posted two home runs. Arkansas’ 19 runs are the second most scored by the program in an NCAA postseason game (20 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1985).
"We came out aggressive offensively," head coach Dave Van Horn said. "We put up six in the first and jumped ahead of them. We basically got to work quickly on doing all the things we had been practicing during the week. We laid off a lot of borderline pitches and got into good hitting counts."
Washington State 8 Kansas State 6
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Redshirt-junior second baseman Cody Bartlett belted a two-run, tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning to provide No. 23 Washington State an 8-6 victory over Kansas State in the NCAA Fayetteville Baseball Regional, Friday.
"The game was how I thought it would be," WSU Head Coach Donnie Marbut said. "Kansas State is a grinding, tough team. Both teams played hard and it was a really good college baseball game. We found a way to come back and win and we have done that a lot lately."
Bartlett’s homer, his sixth of the season, was his third hit of the night. His game-winner came off Kansas State (36-21) closer James Allen (5-1) who had not allowed a long ball this season prior to facing Bartlett.