FAYETTEVILLE — The No. 6 Arkansas Razorbacks extended their winning streak to six games with a 19-2 win over the Northwestern State Demons Tuesday night at Baum-Walker Stadium.
The Hogs produced a 19-hit outing with a season-high five home runs, though the game was called after eight innings due to a heavy downpour that moved across the stadium.
“I just thought we did a great job coming out and swinging the bats,” said Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn. “From the second inning on we just saw a lot of pitches and fouled some pitches, took a lot of pitches and hit a lot of balls hard. You never know how it’s going to go on a Tuesday or Wednesday, but I feel like the team showed up with a little bit of an attitude and kept it rolling. Really top to bottom though the lineup guys we having good at-bats.”
Heston Kjerstad returned to the lineup after his ejection Friday versus Mississippi State. The sophomore produced 3-of-4 with an RBI, which came off of a 417 home run in the second inning, and two runs scored. The home run was Kjerstad’s 10th of the season and 24th of his career.
“Offensively, he was outstanding,” said Van Horn. “Today in batting practicing he really hit the ball hard. I mean, he hit a couple three balls opposite way to left center out of the park. He hit a couple off the batter’s eye. He hit a lot of line drives though the middle. Then, he took it to the game. I think he had three hits and used the middle of the field. It was really good to see.”
Arkansas and Northwestern State return Wednesday to conclude their two-game series. First pitch will be at 3:00 p.m. on Fox Sports Radio 1400 AM with pregame at 2:30 p.m.