Andrew Hutchinson has been a multimedia reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2014.
Diamond Hogs Avoid Sweep
Jake Wise had a solo home run in the Razorbacks' win at Kentucky on Friday.
After scoring only one run in its previous two games, Arkansas got its bats going against Florida to avoid the series sweep Sunday.
The Razorbacks got on the board first, with a sacrifice fly by Brian Anderson in the opening frame, then added another three runs in the second inning.
Jake Wise hit a solo home run to lead off the inning and Anderson hit a two-run double to push the lead to 4-0.
Florida managed to pull within three runs twice, but couldn't get any closer than that.
The Gators scored on a sacrifice fly in the second inning to make it 4-1. After Arkansas added a pair of runs in the top of the fourth inning, Florida answered with a two-run single in the bottom of the inning to pull within three runs again.
An RBI-single by Eric Fisher and two wild pitches in the ninth inning made the final score 9-3.
Chris Oliver started the game for the Razorbacks, but lasted only two innings, giving up three hits and one unearned run. Jacob Stone and Michael Gunn each pitched three innings and gave up one hit.
Stone earned the win.
Arkansas returns to Baum Stadium for a two-game series against Grambling State Tuesday and Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Tuesday and 3:05 p.m. Wednesday.