Andrew Hutchinson has been a multimedia reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2014.
Diamond Hogs Bounce Back
Arkansas pitcher Colin Poche tossed three innings in his first start of the season Saturday against Tulane at the Cal Baseball Classic in Berkeley, Calif.
Arkansas finally got its bats going again Saturday, as the Razorbacks beat Tulane 4-0 in the Cal Baseball Classic in Berkeley, Calif.
Colin Poche went three innings in his first start of the season and allowed only one hit and no runs. He did, however, walk four batters.
Brett McAfee got the Razorbacks on the board with an RBI-double in the second inning and Joe Serrano pushed the lead to 3-0 with a two-run single in the fifth inning.
Serrano capped the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. He finished with three RBI.
After going 1-for-23 to start the season, Jake Wise broke out of his slump with a 2-for-3 day at the plate.
Zack Jackson earned the win for the Razorbacks, pitching 3 2/3 innings in relief. He gave up four hits, while walking two batters and striking out two.
The only other Arkansas pitcher that saw the mound Saturday was Jacob Stone, who earned the save after striking out three and not allowing a hit in 2 1/3 innings of work.
Arkansas returns to action Sunday with a double header against the host school, Cal. Game one is set to begin at 3 p.m. central time.