Dominic Fletcher a home run away from the cycle in Hogs’ 16-7 win over Memphis

Courtesy -- Arkansas Communications

FAYETTEVILLE — The No. 14 Arkansas Razorbacks tied a season-high for runs scored in their 16-7 victory over the Memphis Tigers Tuesday night at Baum Stadium.

Freshman Dominic Fletcher was a home run away from hitting the cycle as he went 3-of-5 from the plate against the Tigers. Fletcher also scored three runs for the Razorbacks along with driving in four RBI. However, he was unable to complete the cycle. Had he hit the home run, it would have been the first cycle by a Razorback since Kyle Harris did it in 1994 against Tennessee.

“Any time you’re in the box with runners in scoring position, you’re just trying to get the job done for the team and I happened to be lucky enough to get those two hits tonight,” said Fletcher.

Jax Biggers had a three-hit performance as he went 3-of-4 with two runs scored and two RBI, his fifth-straight multi-hit game and second three-hit performance in his last seven contests.

Matt Cronin notched his second victory after throwing 1.1 scoreless innings at the end of the fifth and through the sixth. Starter Barrett Loseke started the game and lasted 3.0 innings and gave up three earned runs, three hits, three walks, and struck out two batters.

“They feed off of each other, confidence-wise,” said head coach Dave Van Horn. “They feel confident at the plate. They feel like we have a good line-up that compliments each other. They know that, to stay in the lineup, they’ve got to produce, and they’ve been doing a great job.”

 

The 10th-straight midweek win for the Hogs now moves them to 30-8 on the year, and they are the first team in the Southeastern Conference to reach 30 wins.

Arkansas is a perfect 13-0 when the team scores 10 or more runs in a game in 2017.

The Razorbacks continue the series against Memphis Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Fox Sports Radio 1400 will join the game in progress after the conclusion of the Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics game.

 

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