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FAYETTEVILLE — Dominic Taccolini needed Saturday. He needed it about as much as Arkansas needed a team win. The sophomore right-hander was bad his last two times out, giving up 14 earned runs over his last eight innings in two starts.
Perhaps the doubleheader on Saturday foretold what this series means to both teams.
MAGNOLIA — The Arkansas-Monticello baseball team rallied from an early deficit to force a tie in the eighth inning, but Southern Arkansas scored one in the bottom of the eighth and held on to beat the Boll Weevils 5-4 on Saturday in the first of a three-game Great American Conference series.
As far as spring games are concerned, Arkansas-Pine Bluff had a pretty simple approach: the first-team offense and defense versus the second-team offense and defense with normal scoring rules.
You don’t have to tell head coach Carlos James what’s at stake for Arkansas-Pine Bluff this weekend. He knows.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas trailed twice, including in the seventh inning, before coming back to beat Mississippi State, 7-6, in the teams’ series opener Friday night at Baum Stadium.
FAYETTEVILLE — If it feels like a ho-hum Saturday for a spring game, it’s because it is.
The Arkansas-Monticello Boll Weevils are on the verge of missing out on the Great American Conference tournament. However, there is a small light at the end of the tunnel.