Arkansas uses 7-run 4th inning to beat NJIT 13-8 in regional

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Christian Franklin, Cayden Wallace and Cullen Smith each hit a home run in Arkansas’ seven-run fourth inning and the Razorbacks beat NJIT 13-8 at the double-elimination Fayetteville Regional. Kevin Kopps (11-0) came on with two one and two out in the fourth and pitched 2 1/3 hitless innings to earn the win. He has allowed just six runs in 68 2/3 innings, and has 10 saves, this season. The No. 1 overall seed Razorbacks have win nine straight games. Blum battled through a nine-pitch at-bat to draw a bases-loaded walk in the top of the third to give NJIT (26-23) a 3-0 lead. The Highlanders, who started the season 3-12 before rallying to make their first NCAA Tournament at the Division I level, had their program-best nine-game win streak snapped.