Andrew Hutchinson has been a multimedia reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2014.
Hogs Lose Third Straight
Arkansas shortstop Brett McAfee dives into first base on a pickoff throw during a game Friday, March 7, 2014 at Evans Diamond in Berkeley, Calif.
Jalen Beeks pitched a complete game and allowed only one earned run, but it wasn't enough for Arkansas Friday.
San Francisco scored a pair of runs in the fourth inning to beat the Razorbacks 2-1 in the opening game of the Cal Baseball Classic. Arkansas has now lost three straight games and is 7-3 overall.
Zack Turner's single got the Dons on the board, followed by an RBI-single Bob Cruikshank. The second run was aided by a throwing error by Brian Anderson that allowed Turner to advance to third and eventually score.
Arkansas cut the deficit in half in the sixth inning on an RBI-double by KJ Wilkerson, but that was all it could manage the rest of the game.
The Razorbacks threatened in the eighth inning with runners on first and second with two outs. However, a double play turned by San Francisco's shortstop got the Dons out of the inning.
Arkansas returns to action tomorrow against Tulane in its second game of the tournament. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. central time.