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.
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Perhaps the doubleheader on Saturday foretold what this series means to both teams.
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.
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.
LITTLE ROCK — The 10th of Annie Briggs-Carroll’s 13 children, Joe Barry Carroll was often reminded by his mother what could have been when he was born.
It’s been nearly four weeks since Arkansas-Pine Bluff began its spring drills with four players vying to get a leg up in the quarterback race heading into the summer.
FAYETTEVILLE — If it feels like a ho-hum Saturday for a spring game, it’s because it is.
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.
You don’t have to tell head coach Carlos James what’s at stake for Arkansas-Pine Bluff this weekend. He knows.