Arkansas Razorback Baseball – Game 62 vs Ole Miss (NCAA Super Regional Game 1)


>>MORNING TIME IS PRIME TIME IN RAZORBACK COUNTRY. THEY OPEN THE HOG PEN AT 9:00 A.M. THIS MORNING. A MAD DASH TO GET FRONT ROW SEATS FOR GAME 1 OF THE SUPER REGIONALS BETWEEN SEC RIVALS OLE MISS AND ARKANSAS. ♪ ♪ WELCOME TO THE NCAA BASEBALL SUPER REGIONALS, PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE. THE FIELD OF 64 DOWN TO 16. ON THE NEXT WEEK IT WILL BE EIGHT IN OMAHA IN THE WORLD SERIES. MICHIGAN NUMBER ONE NATIONAL SEED UPSETS LAST NIGHT. AND TEXAS TECH OUT TO A GOOD START, BATON ROUGE WILL BE ROCKING LATER TODAY. BUT FIRST WE HAVE THESE TWO, ARKANSAS AND OLE MISS, SIX SEC TEAM STILL ON THE ROAD IN OMAHA. HI COME ALONGSIDE THE COLLEGE BASEBALL HALL OF FAMER TODD WALKER, I AM CLAY MATTHEW. THEY HAVE MET FIVE TIMES ALREADY, TODD. AND CERTAINLY THEY KNEW EACH OTHER VERY WELL, NO SECRETS. AND NO SECRETS BETWEEN THESE TWO LONGTIME HEAD COACHES.>>ABSOLUTELY, DAVE VAN HORN FOR ARKANSAS, AND MIKE FOR OLE MISS, ONLY SKIPPER MEN, THOSE TWO FAMOUS COACHES HAVE HAD MORE MEETINGS TOGETHER, SO THEY KNOW EACH OTHER VERY WELL. DAVE VAN HORN TALKED ABOUT THE IDIOSYNCRASIES OF THE GAME AND WHAT HE KNOWS THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE — GOING TO DO. THIS WILL BE A BATTLE TODAY.>>ARKANSAS SUFFERING HEART BREAK LAST YEAR. ONE OUT AWAY, WOULD’VE BEEN THE FIRST IN PROGRAM HISTORY, A LOT OF NEW FACES ON THIS YEAR’S TEAM, BUT HERE THEY ARE AGAIN. ONE SUPER REGIONAL VICTORY FROM GOING BACK TO OMAHA. ONE GUY THAT HAS LED THEM, DOMINIC FLETCHER.>>ONE OF THE BEST DEFENSE OF OUTFIELDERS IN THE SEC. AND AGAIN, ALSO WITH COLLEGE WORLD SERIES EXPERIENCES FOR 4 FOR 4 IN THE WORLD SERIES, 9 FOR 24 OVERALL, TWO HOME RUNS FOR DOMINIC FLETCHER THAT HAD AN OUTSTANDING RUN IN OMAHA LAST YEAR.>>Clay: OLE MISS HAS BEEN HOT AT THE RIGHT TIME. HOT IN THE SEC TOURNAMENT, RUNNING RIGHT THROUGH THE OXFORD REGIONAL AND THEY FLIPPED THEIR LINEUP AROUND AND IT HAS WORKED.>>Todd: THEY HAD A ROUGH END OF THE YEAR, LOSING 5 OF 6 CONFERENCE GAMES AND THEN THEY THROW THE POWDER BLUES ON AND THROUGH THE SEC TOURNAMENT, SHOULD HAVE LOST IT, BUT THEY WON ON SUNDAY, 5 FOR 11, THREE HOME RUNS. NOW LEADING OFFER OLE MISS.>>Clay: TICKET SOLD OUT AT A NEAR RECORD PACE. SIT BACK, IT WILL BE HOG HEAVEN ALL DAY FOR COLLEGE BASEBALL FANS. OLE MISS-ARKANSAS NEXT. ♪ ♪>>Announcer: THE NCAA BASEBALL SUPER REGIONALS ARE PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE. WHAT’S IN YOUR WALLET? AND IN PART BY HILTON. AT THE BEST FIRST AND THE RIGHT TO MATCH GUARANTEED WHEN YOU BOOK AT HILTON.COM. AND PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE. TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE FOR SAVINGS. VISIT Progressive.com.>>Clay: OUTSIDE OF OMAHA, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST COLLEGE BASEBALL ENVIRONMENTS OF THE COUNTRY, FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS. BAUM STADIUM. THEY ARE READY TO GO IN GAME 1 OF THE BEST OF THREE SUPER REGIONALS. ISAIAH CAMPBELL, DOMINANT NUMBER ONE ARM, JUNIOR RIGHT-HANDER HAS WON 11 OF THE 16 STARTS FOR THE HOGS INCLUDING THE MARCH 29TH START HERE AGAIN OLE MISS. KNIGHTS WAS LAST YEAR, CAMPBELL IS THIS YEAR.>>Todd: THEY ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY TO MAKE IT AGAINST BLAINE NINTH, WHEN ALL THE WAY TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP AT 14-0, WHO WILL TAKE THE ACE ROLE, IT WAS H CAMPBELL. EIGHT ON THE WEEKENDS STARTS LAST YEAR. A LITTLE BIT OF EXPERIENCE, GRABBING THE ACE HOLE, A TRUE ACE. 90, 94, FOUR-SEAM, COMMAND. MANIPULATING THE SPEED OF THE FASTBALL BACK IN THE MID-80s. LOOKING AT THE SPLIT, THIS GUY IS THE REAL DEAL. HE IS THE TEAM CAPTAIN.>>Clay: HERE’S THE OLE MISS REBELS LINEUP. THEY HAVE WON EIGHT OF THEIR LAST TEN SWEEPING THROUGH THE OXFORD REGIONAL, COLE ZABOWSKI . FIVE RUNS. KNOCKED ONE OUT OF THE YARD. THE TEAM AVERAGE WITH SEVEN RUNS PER GAME, 30TH BEST IN THE COUNTRY. WE TALKED ABOUT LEADING OFF, AND THE FIRST PITCH OF THE SUPER REGIONALS AS A STRIKE FROM CAMPBELL. DILLARD A SWITCH-HITTING JUNIOR OUT OF OXFORD. HE ALSO HAD A BIG REGIONAL. .455 AT THE PLATE WITH THREE HOMERS, NINE RUNS BATTED IN.>>Todd: LIKE WE TALKED ABOUT WITH DILLARD, HE HAS A 4-HOLE GUY, BUT THEY HAVE ZABOWSKI IN THE 4-HOLE, HE GETS THE BALL TO ALL PARTS OF THE FIELD. 31 BAGS IN THE TWO YEARS.>>Clay: 1 OF 8 REBELS DRAFTED THIS WEEK, TAKEN BY THE BREWERS IN THE FIFTH ROUND ON WEDNESDAY. HE WILL LIFT IT TO LEFT FIELD. THE FRESHMEN COMING OVER TOWARDS THE LINE. AND HE SECURES THE FIRST OUT OF THE DAY.>>Todd: THESE AT-BATS ARE SO DIFFICULT. YOUR ENERGY IS GOING. YOU HAVE TO CALM YOURSELF DOWN IN THE PLATE. IT SAYS THAT I NEED TO GET DEEP IN THE COUNT. I CANNOT HACK AT THE FIRST PITCH I SEE. THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, BUT I THINK TAKING PITCHES IS IMPORTANT. THOMAS DILLARD’S ARE RIGHT THERE. CAMPBELL WITH A NICE PITCH ON THE OUTSIDE CORNER FOR THE FIRST OUT.>>Clay: THAT WILL BRING UP KESSINGER, THIRD TEAM ALL-AMERICAN. AND HE WILL TAKE DOWN AND AWAY. HE WAS QUOTED THIS WEEK SAYING, WE JUST LOVE COMING IN HERE TO BAUM STADIUM BAUM STADIUM’S. HAVING EVERYBODY HERE.V OLE MISS NOT INTIMIDATED BY THE SEA OF RED HERE TODAY.>>Todd: I’M GLAD THAT THEY LOVE IT, BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT YOU GET, WHEN YOU COME IN TO FAYETTEVILLE, AND IS ON. AND OLE MISS WALKED IN HERE WEEK THREE OF THE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE,EN AND WON AND ARKANSAS TEAM 36-1 AND HOME. THEY DO NOT LOSE HERE.>>Clay: THE 2-0 TO KESSINGER, HE LEFT THAT AND VERY DEEP TO LEFT, IT IS CARRYING, AND IT IS GONE! HOME RUN GRAE KESSINGER. HIS SIXTH OF THE YEAR. AND THE POWDER BLUE JUMPS OUT TO A 1-0 O LEAD.>>Todd: YOU NEED SOMEBODY TO DOOM SOMETHING SPECIAL EARLIER O GIVE YOU THAT EARLY CONFIDENCE. HE SCORES FIRST, ESPECIALLY FOR THESE 18-YEAR-OLD KIDS, IT REALLY MATTERS. LOOK AT THIS CENTER FASTBALL, GRAE KESSINGER IS A GREAT PULL HITTER, THAT CANNOT UP IN A BETTER PITCH FOR GRAE KESSINGER. HE POCKETED — POPS IT OUT OF THE PARK AND A OLE MISS LEAD. YOU KNOW IT, WHEN YOU GET IT, YOU FEEL THE BALL OFF THE BAT. AND GRAE KESSINGER KNOWS WHEN HE HITS A HOME RUN. THAT ONE WAS TOUCHED.>>Clay: AND A STRIKE TO TYLER KEENAN. THAT IS THE FOURTH HOME RUN ON CAMPBELL THISKE SEASON. AND TO KESSINGER WHO WAS TAKEN BY THE ASTROS IN THE SECOND ROUND, 60TH OVERALL THIS PAST WEEK. GIVING OLE MISS THE 1-0 LEAD IN GAME 1 OF THE SUPER REGIONAL. AND TELL ABOUT THIS? OLE MISS SINCE GOING STRICTLY TO THE POWDER BLUES IN THE POSTSEASON 7-1. THERE SOMETHING TO IT, TODD.>>Todd: THE MVP OF THE OLE MISS TEAM IS WHOEVER DOES O THE LAUNDRY. THEY HAVE TO DO 27 ON THE ROSTER, 27 PLUS THE COACHES UNIFORMS EVERY NIGHT. THEY ARE GOING P TO WEAR THE POWDER BLUES. THERE IS SOME MAGIC THERE.>>Clay:RE 1-2 TO KEENAN, SOPHOMORE THIRD BASEMAN. AND HE IS OUT ON STRIKES.>>Todd: NOW YOU SEE ISAIAH CAMPBELL ELEVATING THE FASTBALL JUST A TOUCH. AT 90 PLUS IT LOOKS SO GOOD. THE BALL IS CLOSER TO YOUR EYES AND YOU CANNOT PLAY OFF OF IT. BUT IT IS TOO HARD TO CATCH UP TO. WATCH THE FASTBALL. JUST ELEVATED ENOUGH ABOVE THE WAIST. AND TYLER KEENAN NOT ABLE TO GET A TOUCH ON IT.>>Clay: ISAIAH CAMPBELL, SECOND ROUND PICK BY THE MARINERS, 76 OVERALL. DRAFTED LAST YEAR BY THE ANGELS. BUT HE TOLD DAVE VAN HORN, I AM COMING BACK TO BE OUR NUMBER ONE GUY. HE FINDS HIMSELF DOWN HERE EARLY IN THE FIRST INNING.>>Todd: THE KEY FOR ISAIAH CAMPBELL’S GETTING AHEAD. ONE OF THE THREE HITTERS, IF HE GETSHR AHEAD ALL OF ITS OFF-SPE, HE HAS A BIG BREAKING BALL, THE SWING-AND-MISS PITCH. HE IS T REALLY GOOD IN THE COUN.>>Clay: BACKHANDED, GETTINGT. THE OUT. KESSINGER WITH A SOLO HOMER, THE>>Clay: GRAE KESSINGER WITH A SOLO HOME RUN IN THE TOP OF THE FIRST PERSON VIEW 20. THEY LEAD IT IN C T GAME 1 OF TE SUPER REGIONAL.>>Todd: ARKANSAS TO THE PLATE FOR THE FIRST TIME. THEY WILL FACE THE JUNIOR RIGHT-HANDER FROM GEORGIA. THEEO ERA IS THAT WHILE UNDER 3. THIS WILL BE HIS 19TH CAREER START AND THE BIGGEST OF HIS CAREER, TODD.>>Todd:d: HERE’S THE THING WAS OLE MISS, WHO ARE WE GOING TO START ON THE WEEKEND? THEY LOST ALL THREE STARTERS PARADE WILL ETHRIDGE ISDE PRIMARILY A BULLPEN GUY IN THE LASTY TWO YEARS. 6’5″, 240 RIGHT-HANDER JR. COMMAND INSIDE AND OUT, A SLIDER AND A CHANGE PARADE HE CONTROLS FOR THE RUN GAME WELL. HE FEELS IN A SUPER BOWL WHERE THEY DID NOT HAVE ANYBODY. HE HAS DONE A GREATT JOB. SPIN ON ON THE ARKANSAS RAZOS CAN SCORE. HITTING CLOSE TO .300 AS A TEAM. THEY HAVE FIVE GUYS HITTING OVER .300 IN THEIT LINEUP. JACK HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST SURPRISE FOR ARKANSAS, NOT BECAUSE OF HIS GLOVE IN THE FIELD, THEY EXPECTED THAT, BUT HOW WELL HE HAS HIT IT AT THE PLATE. THE SIX WARMING TENDS OVER IN THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT WITH A COUPLE OF RUNS BATTED IN. WE’LL BE TREVOR RESELL TO LEAD IT ALLTO FOR THE HAWKS. IN THE FIRST PITCH FROM ETHRIDGE IS A STRIKE. WE TALKED ABOUT HOW DILLARD, WHEN HE MOVES TO THE LEADOFF SPOT FOR OLE MISS, EVERYTHING STARTED TO CLICK FOR THE REBELS, BUT IT HAS BEEN THE SAME THING FOR ARKANSAS, TREVOR EZELL, SENIOR FROM SOUTHEAST MISSOURI IS WHERE HE CAME FROM. HE TRANSFERRED IN. AND WHEN HE MOVED TO THE LEADOFF SPOT, IT GOT GOING FOR ARKANSAS.>>Todd: YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOMEBODY THAT CAN THROW THE ZONE AT THE PLATE. YOU HAVE TO TAKE PITCHES LIKE IT’S ALL RIGHT THERE THAT LOOKS LIKE A STRIKE AND CURVES OUT OF THE ZONE. HE IS REALLY GOOD AT TAKING PITCHES THAT OUR BALLS. HE IS THEHA PROUD PROTOTYPE LEADOFF. HE HAS A LOT OF EXPERIENCE.>>Clay: TWO BALLS, TWO STRIKES. AT 5’8″, IT IS NO SHOCK TO YOU THAT HE NEVER PLAYED FIRST BASE BEFORE THIS GEAR. HE WAS BROUGHT IN TO REPLACE CARSON CHEVY AT SECOND BASE. BUT THE SHOULDER PROBLEM FOR EZELL PUT THEM AT FIRST. AND IT HAS WORKED OUT GREAT FOR EVERYBODY. IN FACT, HE WAS NAMED ALL SEC DEFENSIVE TEAM. BETWEEN TALK TO DAVE VAN HORN ABOUT THAT, HE SAID IT COULD BE HQ, BUT I NEED TWO ON THE FIELD SOMEWHERE. WE COULD PUT THEM AT FIRST BASE, AND IT IS JUST A GREAT JOB FOR COACH DAVE VAN HORN COMING TO SEE IN HIS 17TH YEAR. A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK HE SHOULD’VE WON THE SEC COACH OF THE YEAR. TIMH CORBIN, WELL DESERVED. BUT DAVE VAN HORN LOST SIX PLAYERS OFFN OF THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS SERIES THAT CAME IN SECOND PLACE PAT HAD TO REPLACE ALL OF THOSE GUYS BUT HE DID NOT GKNOW WHAT HE HAD THIS YEAR, GS IN THE UFC, THEY DO WELL ON THE WEST COAST. HE SAID WE MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL THIS YEAR.>>Clay: 3-2 IS LIFTED OUT OF IPLAY BY EZELL. THEY WANT TO SHARE THE SEC WEST THIS YEAR WITH MISSISSIPPI STAT MISSISSIPPI STATE. GOING THE TITLE FOR THE SECOND T TIME THIS YEAR. THIRD STRAIGHT NATIONAL TOURNAMENT FOR ARKANSAS AND HOSTING A SUPER FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR. 3-2 PITCH. RIGHT DOWN THE LINE, THAT IS GOING TO BE EXTRA BASES FOR EZELL. AND TO THE HOGS ARE IN BUSINESS HERE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST INNING.>>Todd: THAT’S WHY HE IS IN THE LEADOFF SPOT. THAT IS HARD TO DO, FOLKS. 3-2, PREDICTABLE FASTBALL. WANT THAT RIGHT SHOULDER CHEATING, YOU WANT TO HIT IT 60. TREVOR EZELL STAYS ON THE FASTBALL PIT HE COULD’VE PULLED IT, BUTCO HE HITS AT THE OTHER Y ON A LINE FOR A LEADOFF DOUBLE. THAT’S WHAT HE DOES WELL. HE COMMANDS THE ZONE. HE CAN HIT IT TO ALL FIELDS. HE GOT THE COUNT TO 3-2. MADE WILL ETHRIDGE THROW SIX PITCHES IN THAT AT-BAT AND GETS THE DOUBLE.>>Clay: AND NOW ETHRIDGE WILL DEAL WITH CASEY MARTIN. MARTIN THE SOPHOMORE FROM LONOKE, ARKANSAS, 15 HOMERS, 53 RUNS A BATTED IN. AND THE STAR SHORTSTOP SHOWS BUNT. A SECOND TEAM ALL SEC, A TEAM HIGH OF 15 HOMERS, THAT IS TIED WITH KIERSTAD. HE COMES INTO THE SUPERS AND A . HE WAS HITTING .311 GOING INTO THE SEC TOURNAMENT WENT 0 FOR 10 THERE. AND ONLY HAD ONE HIT LAST YEAR.. THIS IS THE GUY YOU CAN BREAK UP IN A HURRY.>>Todd: HE HAD A ROUGH START TO THIS YEAR. RECOVERED, IT WELL, THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IN AN AVERAGE, YOU GO UP AND DOWN FOR IT HE CAN BREAK OUT AT ANY MOMENT. WHETHER OR NOT HE IS IN A SLUMP, HE CAN HIT. A LOT OF PUMP.>>Clay: ETHRIDGE IS SET. BLOWS THAT PAST MARTIN. 1-2.>>Todd: THEY ARE CROWDING MARTIN ON THE CORNERS. ZABOWSKI AND KEENAN. THEY WILL BAT UP WITH TWO STRIKES PRETTY WANT TO HEADED TO THE RIGHT SIDE, MOVE THE RUNNER OVER WITH LESS THAN TWO OUTS. THAT ALLOWS YOU TO STAY OUT ON THE OFF-SPEED. THE ONLY THING YOU ARE VULNERABLE TOON IS THE HALF SPED IN. YOU CAN HIT IT TO THE RIGHTPE S SIDE.>>Clay: BOUNCING BALL INTO LEFT FIELD, EZELL WILL BE HELD UP BY NATE THOMPSON, THE THIRD BASE COACH. ARKANSAS, RUNNERS AT THE A CORNERS, NOBODY OUT IN THE FIRST. IN THE DESIGNATED HITTER IS COMING UP.>>Todd:H THAT WORKS TO, CLAY. PUT C THE BALL IN PLAY, THE WORT THING THAT HAPPENS IS YOUN STRIKEOUT. AND HE MADE A MISTAKE. PART OF THAT DEAL WAS WILL ETHRIDGE WAS TRYING TO GET THEM TO PULL IT TO O O THE LEFT SIDEE HE COULD NOT ADVANCE THE RUNNER. CASEY MARTIN HITS THE BULLET TOB LEFT. AND NOW ARKANSAS IS IN BUSINESS.>>Clay: THE DOUBLE BY EZELL, THE SINGLE BY MARTIN, AND NOW GOODHEART COMES UP. THE TEAM’S BEST BATTING AVERAGE AT .348 FOR THE SOPHOMORE FROM MAGNOLIA. SIX BEST BATTING AVERAGE IN THE SEC. AND HE HAS FOUND SOME POWER IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS. THREE OF THE HOMERS HAVE COME SINCE MAY 16TH. AND HE TAKES A HEALTHY CUT AND FOULED ITAN BACK.>>Todd: THE LEFT-HANDED HITTER FACING THE RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER. HE DON’THT WANT TO HIT TO A DOUBLE PLAY. THAT WOULD SCORE THE RUN, BUT YOU GET SOMETHING GOING WITH NO OUTS. AND IT’S ALL RIGHT THERE, THAT WAS A A POOL BALL, AND TRYING TO STAY BACK ON THE SPEED. HITS IT HARD ON THE GROUND.>>Clay: ETHRIDGE PADDLING IN THE FIRST INNING. AND HE MISSES OFF THE PLATE TO GOODHEART. ETHRIDGE FIVE INNINGS IN HIS SIX OF THE LAST EIGHT STARTS INCLUDING THE WIN OVERG JACKSONVILLE STATE IN THE REGIONALS. MISSED A COUPLE OF STARTS EARLY IN THE YEAR, BECAUSE A BLISTER TROUBLE INCLUDING THE START AGAIN OLE MISS.U HE DIDAG NOT FACE THE REBELS THS YEAR. DOWN THE LINE IN LEFT FIELD. STAYS FAIR, BUT IT IS FOUL. MATT GOODHEART MAKING A BID FOR AN OPPOSITE FIELD 3-RUN HOME RUN, DID NOT MISS BY MUCH, TODD.>>Todd: LOOK AT THE APPROACH FROM THE ARKANSAS HITTERS, THEY SET THE TURNING POINT, THEN BP WHEN THEY TRY TO GO TO OPPOSITE FIELD GAP. HE HITS THE OPPOSITE FIELD. 3-2 FASTBALL, AND MATT GOODHEART OUT OF THE FIELD, LOOKING THE OTHER WAY. THAT’S HOW YOU ARE MORE CONSISTENT AND YOU HIT FOR AN AVERAGE. UP THE MIDDLE OF THE OTHER WAY, REACT INSIDE. YOU SEE THE FASTBALL AND, DON’T WALK TO THE PLATE THINKING THAT YOU WILL PULL, USE YOUR HANDS AND REACT INSIDE. EVERYTHING IS UP THE MIDDLE THE OTHER WAY.>>Clay: THE WIND IS BLOWING OUT TO RIGHT CENTER HERE AT BAUM-WALKER STADIUM TODAY. OPPOSITE FIELD, AND HE WILL STRIKEOUT HERE. MATT GOODHEART, THE FIRST OUT OF THE ARKANSAS FIRST AS ETHRIDGE BATTLES BACK IN THE COUNT.>>Todd: A GREAT JOB FOR WILL ETHRIDGE IN THIS SITUATION. THIS IS HOW YOU FIND OUT WHO CAN PITCH. A LOT OF DURESS, TRAFFIC ON THE BASES, FIRST AND THIRD. ANY PLAY THAT WILL SCORE THE RUN, COMING UP WITH THE BAD PITCH, NICE JOB I WILL ETHRIDGE THERE.>>Clay: THE FIFTH-ROUND PICK OF THE ROCKIES THIS WEEK. HAS BEEN THE STABILIZING FORCE IN THE OLE MISS ROTATION THIS YEAR. NOW HE HAS TO DEAL WITH FLETCHER, ONE ON, TWO OUT. WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT FLETCHER AT THE TOP OF THE BROADCAST, HAVING A TERRIFIC JUNIOR YEAR.>>Todd: FOUR LEFTIES IN A ROW FOR ARKANSAS, LOOKING AT IT ON DECK. FROM LAST YEAR. AND NOW IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO DO WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT WITH MATT GOODHEART, YOU HAVE TO GET THE BALL UP. HE PUTS IN ON THE GROUND, A DOUBLE PLAY AND THEY DO NOT GET THE RUN IN. NOW IF YOU ARE FLETCHER, YOU’RE TRYING TO HIT HIM IN THE OUTFIELD.>>Clay: BLOCKED BY JOHNSON, ONE OF THE BEST CATCHERS IN THE COUNTRY, HE WAS A SIXTH ROUND PICK BY THE TIGERS THIS WEEK, THE BACKSTOP FOR ARKANSAS ALSO A TREMENDOUS DEFENDER. GREAT PITCHING MATCHUP AND THE SUPER REGIONAL.>>Todd: TWO REALLY GOOD ONCE BEHIND THE PLATE.>>Clay: EZELL IS AT THIRD, MARTIN AT FIRST. ONE OUT FOR FLETCHER. NOW IT IS 2-1.>>Todd: YOU ARE NOT SURE THAT HE IS GOING TO THROW A FASTBALL DOWN THE MIDDLE. YOU HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF DOUBT IN YOUR MIND. THAT’S WHAT PITCHERS DO, THEY CREATE DOUBT IN THE HITTER’S MIND. THAT’S WHEN YOU GET A SWING AND MISS. FLETCHER DOES NOT MISS TOO OFTEN. HE WAS A LITTLE BIT FOOLED, BUT THE OBJECTIVE IS TO KEEP THE BALL UP IN THE ZONE AND PUT THEM IN THE OUTFIELD SOMEWHERE TO GET THAT RUN HOME.>>Clay: WAX THE BREAKING BALL FOUL. FLETCHER WAS DAVE VAN HORN’S TOP RECRUIT, THREE YEARS OUT OF CALIFORNIA. TAKEN 75TH OVERALL BY ARIZONA. THIS PAST WEEK. HAS HAD ONE OF ITS BEST OFFENSIVE SEASONS SINCE COMING TO FAYETTEVILLE, BUT IT IS HIS DEFENSE THAT HAS MADE HIM A STAR. ALL SEC DEFENSIVE TEAM AGAIN THIS YEAR. HE CAN REALLY COVER GROUND AT CENTER FIELD. 20TH PITCH ALREADY IN THE BOOKS, THERE IS 21, FOULED BACK. SO IT HAS BEEN A LONG ENDING HERE FOR ETHRIDGE.>>Todd: SOME GREAT SEQUENCES, STRIKING OUT, AND YOU SEE THE CURVEBALL IN THE DIRT THAT FLETCHER WENT AFTER, KNOWING THERE WAS A FASTBALL METAL IN. BACKING OFF OF THAT CURVEBALL, BECAUSE HE KNOWS DOMINIC FLETCHER IS STAYING BACK AND TRYING TO HIT THE BALL THE OTHER WAY.>>Clay: 2-2 FROM ETHRIDGE, THE POWER HITTING RIGHT FIELDER ON THE ON-DECK CIRCLE FOR THE HOGS, HOPING TO GET A CHANCE HERE. THE FIRST INNING. BARRING THE DOUBLE PLAY HE WILL.>>Todd: NOW YOU’RE IN TROUBLE, BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO THROW A FASTBALL YOU WOULD THINK. HOPING THAT DOMINIC FLETCHER DOES NOT SWING THROUGH THE FASTBALL, AND IF HE THROWS A CURVEBALL, THEN MARTIN WILL BE SAFE AT SECOND, BECAUSE OF THE TIMING.>>Clay: RUNNER GOES FROM FIRST, POPPED UP, OUT OF PLAY. SO MARTIN WILL COME BACK.>>Todd: WILL ETHRIDGE DOES NOT HAVE A CHOICE UNLESS HE WANTS TO LOAD THE BASES AND TRY TO GET THE SWING AND MISS ON SOMETHING OFF-SPEED. A DOMINIC FLETCHER IS LOOKING DEAD RIP FASTBALL. CASEY MARTIN WILL BE OFF ON THE PITCH.>>Clay: ARKANSAS TIED A SCHOOL RECORD WITH 11 MAJOR LEAGUE DRAFT PICKS. FLETCHER AND CAMPBELL WENT THE EARLIEST. 75, 76. OVER ZABOWSKI AT FIRST. EZELL SCORES. MARTIN WILL COME TO THIRD-PERIOD RUNNERS AT THE CORNERS, AND RBI FOR DOMINIC FLETCHER IN THE FIRST. WE ARE TIED AT 1-1.>>Todd: THE RAZORBACKS FEEL GOOD FORTUNE WITH THE HIGH POP OFF OF THE BOUNCE AROUND THE PLATE. GETTING OVER ZABOWSKI’S HEAD IN RIGHT FIELD. THEY DID NOT SEND CASEY MARTIN ON THE PITCH, OTHERWISE HE PROBABLY SCORES. DOMINIC FLETCHER WILL PUT IT IN PLACE SOMEWHERE. WHEN YOU DO THAT, GOOD THINGS HAPPEN. ARKANSAS TIES IT UP.>>Clay: A LOT OF EXCITEMENT HERE EARLY IN GAME 1 OF THE SUPER REGIONAL, WHAT WE EXPECTED.>>Todd: WE HAVE SOME GOOD PITCHING, BUT THESE ARE OFFENSIVE TEAMS. OLE MISS SCORED 31 31 AND THR REGIONAL, ARKANSAS SCORED 20 AND THIRDS AT FAYETTE FULL. BOTH SIDES ARE REALLY ELECTRIC.>>Clay: BIANCO IS GOING TO COME OUT TO THE MOUND TO CHAT. LET’S GO TO THE STUDIO.>>GAME ONE BETWEEN AUBURN AND NORTH CAROLINA, THE HEELS JUMPING ON THEM EARLY. GOING THE OTHER WAY OFF THE WALL. DRIVING IN THE LEADOFF BATTER IN THIS GAME. THEY HAVE ADDED TWO MORE, NOW 3-0 OVER ON ESPN2.>>Clay: ALL RIGHT CHRIS, NORTH CAROLINA, THE TOURNAMENT CHAMPS PLAYING WELL, THOUGH A FRESHMAN IN THE AIR MAKING AN IMPACT EARLY, BUT AUBURN IS A GOOD TEAM. THEY HAVE SET THE NUMBER NATIONAL SEED GEORGIA TECH. IN THE ATLANTA REGIONAL. AS YOU LOOK AT MIKE BIANCO, HE HAS HAD HIS WORDS WITH HIS STARTER. 750 CAREER WINS AT OLE MISS. THIRD MOST IN SEC BASEBALL HISTORY.>>Todd: THE FORMER CATCHER AT LSU. ANDD OUT IN THE PEN, TWO BASEBAL PITCHING LINES.>>Clay: A BIG CUT. WHAT DID MIKE BIANCO SAY TO A STARTER?>>Todd: TODAY? I THINK FOR MIKE BIANCO IT IS TOUGH, YOUIA DON’T WANT TO SPLIT THE PLATE, IF YOU GET BEHIND COMING KIND OF HAVE TO. THEY GET A FASTBALL CENTER CUT, THEY ARE GOING TO TURN IT AROUND ON YOU. ONCE WILL ETHRIDGE TO PAINT THE CORNER. HE HAS TO WORK INSIDE ON THE LEFT-HANDERS. SET THEM UP WITH THE OFF-SPEED. AND IF YOU GET THEM SWINGING EARLY, LIKE IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS, YOU HAVE SOMEN OPTIONS. AS WE SAW, WILL ETHRIDGE GOT BEHINDW, ON TREVOR EZELL THE LEADOFF HITTER AND DOMINIC FLETCHER. WHEN YOU GET IN A SITUATION WHERE YOU HAVE TO THRIVE FASTBALL AND EVERYBODY IN THE BALLPARK KNOWS IT, IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW GOOD YOU ARE OR HOW HARD DO YOU THROW, THAT’S A BAD SPOT TO BE IN.>>Clay: THE SOFTWARE HERE FROM AMARILLO, TEXAS. 46 RUNS BATTED IN. BLOCKED BY JOHNSON.>>Todd: EXCELLENT, LOOK AT THE ATHLETICISM BEHIND THE PLATE TO KEEP THAT RUN FROMM SCORING. WE TALK ABOUT THE TWO CATCHERS, JOHNSON AND OPIZ FOR ARKANSAS, BEHIND THE PLATE, THE CANNON OF THE ARM. YOU HAVE TO TRUST YOUR CATCHER TO THROW THAT PITCH. OTHERWISE IT WILL COST YOU A RU RUN.>>Clay: KIERSTAD, FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN LAST YEAR. SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR. GOT OUT TO A SLOW START. AS YOU CAN SEE HE HEATED UP CONFERENCE PLAY. SEC, GREAT NUMBERS ACROSS THE BOARD FOR KIERSTAD.>>Todd: USES THE ENTIRE FIELD, GETTING IT ON THE LAST PITCH INSIDE.>>Clay: THE 1-2, STRUCK HIM OUT. SOUC BOTH OUTS FOR ETHRIDGE HAVE COME ON THE STRIKEOUT. HE GOT GOODHEART, AND NOW KIERSTAD, THAT WILL BRING UP KENLEY.>>Todd: WE SAW ISAIAH CAMPBELL UTILIZE THE ELEVATED FASTBALL. JUSTCA A LITTLE BIT OF TROUBLE, WHEN THAT BALL IS ABOVE YOUR WAIST AS A HITTER IT LOOKS TOO GOOD. IT IS HARD TO LAY OFF, BUT I ITS HARD TO CATCH UP TO US WELL, ESPECIALLY IF THE VELOCITY IS THERE. TYAND I THINK OTHER THAN AN INSE FASTBALL, THAT IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE PITCH ATB PITCHER CAN HAVE.A>>Clay: THE JUNIOR FROM GERMANTOWN, TENNESSEE, STARTING AT SECOND BASE AGAIN FOR THEN, HOGS. FOLLOWING THE FIRST PITCH OFF. I’VE SAID IT BEFORE, TODD, BUT THIS GUY WAS A SURPRISE FOR DAVE VAN HORN, HE WAS A ROLE PLAYER LAST YEAR, PUT IN THE LINEUP FOR HISR, DEFENSE. BUT IT IS HIS OFFENSE THAT HAS MADE THIS AN ARKANSAS LINEUP DEEPER.>>Todd: PLUS TEN THIS YEAR, A A PLUS PLUS, YOU MOVE THEM OVER TO SECOND, BUT HE GOES TO THIRD. WHEN AN OFFENSIVE YEAR HE HAS HAD.>>Clay: BALL AND A STRIKE TO KENLEY. 6 FOR 10, A COUPLE OF RUNS BATTED IN AND THE FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL. AND THREE WINS HERE, ONE AGAINST CENTRAL CONNECTICUT, TWO OVER TCU. HEAD HIGH, GOING OUT THAT WAY, AND GOING FROM THREE! GOODBYE HOME RUN. A 3-RUN SHOT FOR KENLEY. AND THERE IS THAT OFFENSE WE WERE TALKING ABOUT! ‘S 13TH HOME RUN OF THE YEAR. AND IT IS 4-1 HOGS.>>Todd: WILL ETHRIDGE HAD TO NAVIGATE THROUGH ALL OF THE LEFTIES, THEY DON’TLL CALL IT BB STADIUM FOR A REASON. THEY CALL IT BAUM-WALKER STADIUM. IS OUT OF THE 6-HOLE, ARKANSAS WITH A 4-1 LEAD.>>Clay: YOU KNOW TCU STARTER, THEY ARE EXCELLENT WITH THE LEFT-HANDER. RATTLED BY THE ARKANSAS OFFENSEH DURING THE REGIONAL. HE SAID THE CROWD WAS RIGHT ON TOP OF HIM. HE HAD AGH HARD TIME AND WAS THINKING ABOUT IT REALLY EARLY IN THE BALL GAME. NBC ETHRIDGE STRUGGLING HERE.>>Todd: HE STRUGGLED, BUT H YOU CAN SEE HIM BATTLING. OUT OF THE THREE HOLE, GIVING UP THE FIRST TWO HITS. THE STRIKEOUT BY KIERSTAD. IT IS JUSTR EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. HE FALLS BEHIND LIKE HE HAS RIGHT HERE. LIKE WE TALK ABOUT WITH ISAIAH CAMPBELL, THE OFF-SPEED IS A LOT MORE EFFECTIVE WHEN YOU GET AHEAD. ESPECIALLY 0-1. AND HE HAS FALLEN BEHIND A FEW HITTERS. THE WIND IS BLOWING LEFT TO RIGHT.>>Clay: THREE BALLS, NO STRIKES TO OPIZ. THE CATCHER FOR ARKANSAS, THERE IS A STRIKE. JUST TRYING TO GET OUT OF THIS FIRST INNING. AS ARKANSAS HAS SCOREDNN FOUR TIMES. POPPED UP OUT OF PLAY. F 3-2.>>Todd: THIS WILL BE AN OFFENSIVE DAY. OLE MISS HAS FIVE GUYS IN THE LINEUP WITH T OVER 600 COLLEGE PLATE APPEARANCES. THEYCE HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE. THAT IS ONE THING WE DID NOT KNOW COMING IN, THEIR OFFENSE IS VERY, VERY GOOD. THIS WILL BE A HIGH-SCORING GAME. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST, OR ANYHIRI RUNS ON THE BOARD.>>Clay: THE SWITCH-HITTING CATCHER FROM SUBURBAN, KEEPING ITN, ALIVE. AND A BIG 2-RUN SINGLE FROM TCU IN THE SUPER REGIONAL. PROVING TO BE THE GAME-WINNING RBI AND THATIN 1-0 GAME LAST WEK IN FAYETTEVILLE. AT W LOT OF BIG HITS THIS YEAR. A COUPLE OF WALK OFFS AGAINST MISSOURI AND TENNESSEE. AND HE DRAWS A WALK TO KEEP IT GOING. AND THE EIGHTH MAN FOR ARKANSAS WILL COME TO THE PLATE IN THE FIRST. NESBIT.>>Todd: NOW YOU HAVE TWO FRESHMAN BACKED BACK N ARKANSAS. TWO OUTS, AND THEY HAVE DONE A NICE JOB AT THIRD BASE. WE TALK ABOUT THE MOVE THAT KENLEY HAD TO MAKE OVER AT SECOND TO MAKE ROOM FOR THIS GUY. JACOB NESBIT.>>Clay: THE REDSHIRT FRESHMAN FROM TEXAS HAS STARTED ALL YEAR AT THIRD BASE. THE DEFENSE HAS BEEN REALLY GOOD. OFFENSEBE SOLID. THAT LAST WALK ALLOWED BY ETHRIDGE TO OPIZ. REALLY ANOTHER INDICATION OF HOW TOUGH THINGS HAVE BEEN IN THELY FIRST INNING. AS JOHNSON STARTS TO WALK TO THE MOUNTAIN NOW. HE JUST DOES NOT WALK ANYBODY.>>Todd: THE ENVIRONMENT CHANGES THINGS, IF YOU ARE A PITCHER, YOU CANNOT SPLIT THE PLATE TODAY, IT WILL GO OUT OF THE BALLPARK, SO WILL ETHRIDGE HAS TO S HIT CORNERS AND MAKE PITCHES, THE CONCENTRATION HASTR TO BE THERE ON EVERY PITCH. THAT’S THE SAME WITH ISAIAH CAMPBELL ON THE OTHER SIDE. BUT IF DAY LIKE TODAY, THE WIND BLOWING OUT, IT IS A DIFFERENCE THEN A 40-DEGREE WEATHER EARLY IN THE YEAR, EITHER GUY CAN HURT YOU.>>Clay: THE WALK TO OPIZ, HIS FIRST SINCE MAY THE TENTH. AGAINST MISSISSIPPI STATE. 2-1 NOW TO NESBIT.>>Todd: THAT IS IN THE EXAMPLE OF THE PITCHES THAT HE HAS TOAM MAKE. THE FASTBALL IN THE CORNER, 3 INCHES CLOSER TO THE HITTER ANDD IT IS HAMMERED.MM>>Clay: THE NUMBER 9 MAN AND THE ARKANSAS ORDER, HOPING TO HIT IN THE FIRST.T FOULED BACK, 2-2.>>Todd: ANOTHER GREAT EFFORT BY ETHRIDGE.>>Clay: THE 3-RUN HOMER BY KENLEY, THE 32ND HOME RUN BY ARKANSAS THIS YEAR. 11TH IN THE NATION IN THAT CATEGORY. 2-2, ON THE HANDS. FOULED BACK. THIS IS A POWERFUL LINEUP, NOT AS MANY HOMERS AS A HIT LAST YEAR WHEN THEY MADE THE WINDOW OMAHA, THEY HAD 98 LAST SEASON. THAT WAS A SCHOOL RECORD, BUT A POWERFUL LINEUP, 1-9, THEY CAN HIT IT.>>Todd: THEIR NUMBERS ARE REALLY SIMILAR TO LAST YEAR, IF YOU COMPARE THE PITCHING NUMBERS, THEY ARE BETTER. THAT’S WITHOUT LOSING BLAINE KNIGHT FROM LAST YEAR.>>Clay: 2-2. BACK TO ETHRIDGE, AND OUT OF THE INNING, BUT HE GIVES UP FOUR. 45-PITCH INNING FOR WILL ETHRIDGE. ♪ ♪>>Clay: BACK HERE IN FAYETTEVILLE, LET’S GET TO KNOW OLE MISS, THE ONLY SEC TEAM THAT HAS TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE ROTATION FROM THE SEASON BEFORE. THEY ARE ALL GONE, AND A BIG ASERIES WIN IN THE LEAGUE AGAIT ARKANSAS, FLORIDA, TEXAS A&M, LSU. APPEARED IN THEIR SECOND CONSECUTIVE SEC CHAMPIONSHIP. THEY WONVE LAST YEAR. THEY FINISHED RUNNER-UP TO VANDERBILT THIS YEAR. AND LAST YEAR AND OXFORD, BEATING JACKSONVILLE STATE TWICE, AND CLEMSON OUTSCORING THEIR OPPONENTS IN THE THREE GAMES. 41-7. LIKE WE SAID, THEY ARE RED-HOT. THEY WON ATE AT THE LAST TEN. THEY FIND THEMSELVES DOWN IN GAME 1 SUPER REGIONALS. 4-1 AFTER ARKANSAS PUT UP A FOUR SPOT IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST. IT IS RYAN OLENEK TO LEAD IT OFF HERE IN THE TOP OF THE SECOND. BUT THIS GUY IS JUST A GREAT COLLEGE BASEBALL PLAYER. RYAN OLENEK, THE SENIOR FROM WINTER PARK, FLORIDA. NINTH IN THE SEC AND BATTING AVERAGE. ONE OF THE GLUE GUYS THE LAST FEW YEARS. TO SPEAK TO YOU TALK TO RYAN, IT’S HARD TO CATCH HIM NOT SMILING. THE FEW TIMES I HAVE SPENT WITH HIM, ALWAYS SMILING. ALWAYS POSITIVE. A GREAT HITTER. REALLY GOOD ROCKET ARM IS WELL-PAID WAS NOT DRAFTED THISR YEAR, I THINK HE WANTS TO MOVE ON WITH HIS LIFE AND DO OTHER THINGS. A REALLY GOOD COLLEGE BASEBALL PLAYER RIGHT HERE.>>Clay: POPPING IT UP OVER THE INFIELD, AIR FORCE PETRIE, THE FIRST BASEMAN MAKES THE CATCH.H. AND A QUICK OUT FOR ISAIAH CAMPBELL. THEY HAD CLOSE TO 11,000 FOR ALL THREE GAMES IN THE REGIONAL LAST WEEK HERE AT BAUM-WALKER STADIUM. AND I THINK THAT THEY MIGHT BE BETTER THAN THAT TODAY.>>Todd:BE JUDGING BY THE LINE THAT WRAPPED ALL THE WAY AROUND THE OUTFIELD WALL TO GET IN, GENERAL MISSION, THAT IS A PRETTY IMPRESSIVE CROWD HERE TODAY.>>Clay: ALWAYS ONE OF THE BETTER ENVIRONMENTS OF COLLEGE BASEBALL. FIRST PITCH SWINGING HIS KEVIN GRAHAM, DESIGNATED HITTER, AND SENSEI HARD HIT, FOUL. IT IS ELBOW TO ELBOW IN THE HOG PEN IN LEFT FIELD. KEVIN GRAHAM, FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN.N WHICH EVEN SURPRISED MIKE BIANC BIANCO. 0-2. THE ROOKIE. HOWARD AND HIS FIRST AT-BAT AS A STARTER ON MARCH THE TENTH. AND HE HAS BEEN A FIXTURE IN E OLE MISS LINEUP EVER SINCE. HE GREW UP IN THE O’FALLON SUBURB OF ST. LOUIS.>>Todd: HE HAS GREAT EXPERIENCE. HE WILL BE VERY GOOD FOR BOLE MISS IN THE YEARS TO COME. BUT WHEN YOU HAVE TO PREDICT THESE THINGS, WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW IS HOW THESE YOUNG KIDS WILL REACT TO THE ENVIRONMENT.>>Clay: WHO WAS FOULED OFF, GRAM DOUBLE DIGIT HOMERS FOR A FRESHMAN IN THE SEC, YOU JUST DON’T SEE THAT VERY OFTEN. AND THAT’S WHY I THINK IT IS A REALLY BIGT SURPRISE TO SPEED BIANCO, THAT’S THE MOST HOMERS N HE EVEN HIT IN ST. LOUIS LAST YEAR, HE HAD NINE. ON A BREAKING BALL, AND THAT IS THE SECOND STRIKEOUT FOR A CAMEL. TWO DOWN. TOOW SPEAK TO THE BIG CURVEBALL FROM ISAIAH CAMPBELL, DOES NOT TIMETO SHOW IT THE FIRST THROUGH UNLESS HE HAS TO. HE GETS TWO STRIKES, THAT IS A BIG BREAK. NOT MUCH OF A CONTACT POINT ON THAT BIG SHARP CURVEBALL FROM ISAIAH CAMPBELL. HE GETS HIMLL LOOKING.>>Clay: HERE’S COOPER JOHNSON, SIXTH ROUND PICK OF THE TIGERS T. SOME PEOPLE WERE PREDICTING THAT HE WAS GOING TO GO HIGHER. BUT HE SLIPPED. AND THE TIGERS GET A BIG GET IN COOPER JOHNSON. SECOND TEAM ALL CONFERENCE, ALL SEC DEFENSIVE TEAM. PEOPLE THINK THAT HE WILL CATCH IN THE BIG LEAGUES FOR A LONG TIME.>>Todd: I WAS SURPRISED THAT HE WAS TAKEN AS LATE AS HE WAS, THEY EXPECTED SECOND ROUND. HE IS SECOND-ROUND TALENT. AND I THINK THAT HE WILL PLAY A LONG TIME.>>Clay: HE HAS THROWN OUT 18 OF 41 RUNNERS ATTEMPTING TO STEAL THIS YEAR. SECOND BEST IN THE LEAGUE. ONLY ONE BETTER THAN HIM, CASEY OPITZ, RIGHT BEHIND HIM.>>Todd: YOU WANT TO MAKE COMPARISONS, THE NINTH OVERALL PICK, NOW 55% OF THE RUNNERS, THE FIRST PICK OVERALL, ALSO A CATCHER AT 50%, SO THAT IS ABOUT THE MARK WHERE IT BECOMES REALLY, REALLY SPECIAL AT 50. AND BOTH OF THESE GUYS, JOHNSON AT 44, AND OPIZ ON THE OTHER SIDE OF 45. VERY CLOSE. THROWING RUNNERS OUT.>>Todd: PRETTY GOOD WITH THE BAT TOO, SEVEN HOMERS, 31 DRIVEN IN 3-2 FROM CAMPBELL, WALKED HI HIM. SO TWO OUTS, BASED ON HER FOR OLE MISS, LET’S GET AN UPDATE WITH CHRIS COTTER.>>THE CAROLINA PIRATES ARE LOOKING FOR HIM TO BAIL THEM OUT. ARE YOU DOWN-0 IN LOUISVILLE, AND CAMPBELL JUST BEYOND THE RECENT PACKER, NOW 3-0 THE CARDS OVER ON ESPNU.>>Clay: YES, LOUISVILLE DOMINATED THEM YESTERDAY, 14-1. THIS IS THE EIGHTH SUPER REGIONAL FOR THE CARDINALS, ALL UNDER DAN McDONALD. HE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB FOR THE CARDS PROGRAM. TRYING TO GET BACK TO THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES FOR THE FIRST TIME ‘. ANTHONY SERVIDEO, SOPHOMORE RIGHT FIELDER FOR OLE MISS HITS NOW. OUT OF JUPITER, FLORIDA. SPEEDY SOPHOMORE. IN A BIG REGIONAL TOO, .571. A COUPLE OF HOMERS, FOUR RUNS BATTED IN, SCORED SEVEN TIMES. HARD HIT. OVER TO CASEY MARTIN. OLE MISS STRANDS ONE. WE HAVE PLAYED ONE AND A HALF,>>Clay: 44 WINS FOR ARKANSAS THIS YEAR. LAST YEAR? THE WORLD SERIES, THEY WERE ONE OUTES AWAY FROM THEIR FIRST TITLE, BRING TO NUMBER 12 IN THE PRESEASON POLL AFTER LOSING SIX POSITION STARTERS TO WEEKEND ROTATION STARTERS, WINNING 7 OF 10 SEC SERIES, ONLY HOME LOSS IN SEC PLAY WAS TO OLE MISS, BUT SWEPT THE REGIONAL LAST WEEKEND, BEATING CENTRAL CONNECTICUT AND TCU TWICE, AND AGAIN, THAT INCLUDED A WIN OVER FIRST ROUNDER NICOLAER DILLOW, E LEFTY, PITCHING A LONG TIME IN THE BIG LEAGUES. A TEAMBI THAT IS PLAYING GREAT BASEBALL RIGHT NOW.>>Todd: THAT’S WHY THEY ARE BOTH HERE, YOU HAVE .300 DIVISION SCHOOLS, PLAYING BASEBALL, DOWN TO THE 16 TEAMS.>>Clay: WILL ETHRIDGE HAD A REALLY TOUGH ENDING IN THE FIRST. GAVE UP FOUR. BIG BLOW, THE 3-RUN HOMER BY JACK KENLEY. K THE ONLY MAN NOT TO HIT IN THE FIRST INNING FOR ARKANSAS, FRANKLIN. HE BATS LEADOFF IN THE SECOND.>>Todd: HE CAN HIT THE BALL THE OTHER WAY WITH POWER, HE CAN RUN. STILL G OING TO BE A TOUGH PLAY FROM DEEP SHORTS, KESSINGER, SKIPS IN THE DIRT, AND ZABOWSKI PULLS IT OUT, BUT NOT IN TIME TO GET THE VERY QUICK FRANKLIN. INFIELD SINGLE. HERE FOR THE ARKANSAS LEFT FIELDER.>>Todd: COACHES GET TWO CHALLENGES BEFORE THE EIGHTH INNING COMING YOU MIGHT WANT TO USE ONE HERE. FRANKLIN REALLY MOTORING. AND A TOUGH TIME GETTING OUT OF HIS GLOVE, THE GRASS STOPPED IT. IF THAT IS OFF OF TURNER, PROBABLY AND OUT. GRAE KESSINGER DID THE RIGHT THING TO KEEP IT LOW, A LOT OF TIMES YOU SEE SHORTSTOPS PULL UP IN THE LEFT SHOULDER GOES HIGH AND THEY LAUNCH IT IN THE STANDS. TRYING TO KEEP IT LOW, IT BOUNCES. IT LOOKS SAFE TO ME.>>Clay: THEY WILL GO TO THE NCAA VIDEO REVIEW CENTER. TAKE A LOOK AT IT. CALL ON THE FIELD IS SAFE AT FIRST. THE 9-MAN IN THE ORDER, CHRISTIAN FRANKLIN. ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM IN THE SEC. AND I DON’T KNOW.>>Todd: THEY HAVE TO SEE ENOUGH TO OVERTURN IT, THEY CALLED HIM SAFE. I DON’T KNOW IF THERE IS ENOUGH TO OVERTURN THE CALL. SMART PLAY BY A GREAT KISSINGER AT SHORT. THAT’S WHY HE HAS DONE SO WELL. HE. KEEPS THE BALL LOW. THE GRASS COSTUME, BUT THE ALTERNATIVE IS TO TRY TO THROWCO IT UP ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE DIAMOND, THAT’S WHEN A BAD THINS S CAN HAPPEN. YOU THROWW IT IN THE STANDS, YOU THROW IT AWAY. THE GUY GETS TO SECOND.>>Clay: INDISPUTABLE VIDEO EVIDENCE TO OVERTURN THE CALL. THE FIRST BASE UMPIRE CALLED FRANKLINFI OUT. WHAT YOU THINK? OVERTURNING THIS?>>Todd: THE UMPIRES ARE VERY GOOD. TO SEE THAT LIVE AND MAKE A CALL, ITVE IS HARD TO TELL. HE LOOKS SAFE TO ME. AS A HITTER I WANT HIM TO BE SAFE ON SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THEY STATED THAT THE TIE GOES TO THETH RUNNER.>>Clay: THAT IS NOT BASED IN FACT.>>Todd: THAT IS ME AS A HITTER WISHING. IT’S PLAYFUL THINKING.>>Clay: PLAYGROUND RULES. HE WAS SAFE AT FIRST. THAT WAS A CALL ON THE FIELD. AND HE IS SAFE.>>Todd: I LIKE THE DRAMATICS, WAIT FOR IT…MA SAFE.>>Clay: THE CALL STANDS, THE FIFTH HIT FOR ARKANSAS AGAINST WILL ETHRIDGE HERE ALREADY TODA TODAY. AND HE IS APPROACHING 50 A PITCHES. AND HE DOES NOT HAVE AN OUT TO GET HERE IN THE SECOND ENDING.>>Todd: THAT’S WHAT’S SO VALUABLE ABOUT’S HAVING A NONHO, CHRISTIAN FRANKLIN GETS ON BASE, AND THEY PUT THE PRESSURE ON EZELL.>>Clay: TAKE IT BACK, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO RULE IT AND INFIELD HIT. IT WILL BE CHARGED AS ANFI ERROR TO KESSINGER. THAT IS A TOUGH ERROR.>>Todd:TH I DON’T THINK I’VE EVER SEEN THAT. HE MAKES THE SMART PLAY, KEEPS IT LOW, BEATS THE RUN, AND THEY GIVE HIM AN ERROR?>>Clay: THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE TELLING US.EY BACK TO THE ORDER, EZELL.>>Todd: THAT’S WHEN YOU ARE STANDING ON BASE, LOOKING AT THH SCOREKEEPER, WHAT IN THE WORLD? ESPECIALLY FOR GREG KISSINGER WHO DID EVERYTHING RIGHT.>>Clay: TREVOR RESELL HAS BEEN SO KEY FOR ARKANSAS, AFTERY THREE BIG YEARS AT SOUTHEAST WAS A REPAIRED HERE FROM JOHNSON, SWEEPING TAG BY ZABOWSKI. BACK.IN IS HE HAS TEN STOLEN BASES ON THE YEAR. AND AGAIN, COOPER JOHNSON WILL BE HARD TO RUN ON.>>Todd: THAT IS IMPORTANT TOO, WHETHER YOU GET HIM OR NOT, HE KNOWS THAT YOU ARE PAYING ATTENTION TO HIM. TO KEEP IT CLOSE ON THE SECONDARY LEAD COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SCORING OR NOT, ESPECIALLY A BALL IN THE GAP.>>Clay: HERE’S THE 2-0 TO EZELL. 2-1. EZELL HIT .377 WITH 12 HOME RUNS AT SOUTHEAST AND IS ERIC, THIS YEAR PUTTING UP VERY SIMILAR NUMBERS. AGAINST SEC PITCHING. ANDI YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO IS IN PLAY — YOU LOOK AT THE CONFERENCE NUMBERS IN THE SEC. IF YOU CAN DO IT IN THE TEN WEEKS I OF SEC PLAY, YOU CAN REALLY GO. EZELL WAS A START UP LITTLE ROCK HIGH SCHOOL, BUT IN PART BECAUSE OFOF HIS SIZE, HE WAS NOW RECRUITED BY ARKANSAS OR OTHER SEC TEAMS. SO HE WENT TO SOUTHEAST, BECAME A STAR THERE, ANDE TRANSFERRED AND HAS HELPED ARKANSAS GET TO THE SUPER REGIONALS. 2-2EG PITCH. AND A FOUL BALL.>>Todd: WE TALK ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT ARKANSAS HAS REPLACED, FIVE POSITION PLAYERS, THE DH. LUKE FROM LAST YEAR. — ALL OF THEM GONE. REPLACING SIX GUYS, AND FOR COACH DAVE VAN HORN TO BE BACK IN THIS POSITION WITH THE WINDS THATO P THEY HAVE HAD, SEC WEST CHAMPIONS IS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE.>>Clay: FRANKLIN AWAY FROM FIRST, THIS ONE IS HARD TOWARDS THE GAP BY EZELL, THAT WILL GET DOWN AND BANG OFF THE WALL. FRANKLIN MOTORS INTO THE THIRD, WILL HOLD THERE. SECOND DOUBLE FOR TREVOR EZELL. STILL NOBODY OUT.>>Todd: A HANGER OVER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PLATE FOR WILL ETHRIDGE, TRIES TO PUT THE CURVEBALL IN THERE, TREVOR EZELL TURNS IT AROUND IN RIGHT CENTER GAP. THAT WAS NOBODY OUT TRYING TO T NAVIGATE THROUGH THE ARKANSAS MIDDLE OF THE LINEUP. GOING TO BE REALLY DIFFICULT FOR E WILL ETHRIDGE.>>Clay: ARKANSAS WOULD TWO MORE RUNNERS IN SCORING POSITION, THEY WERE 3 FOR 5 WITH RUNNERS IN SCORING POSITION IN THE FIRST INNING. MARTIN A SINGLE AND A RUN SCORED BACK INI THE FIRST. CASEY MARTIN HAD THAT BIG YEAR LAST YEAR. FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN, HITTING .345. 13 HOMERS, 31 RUNS BATTED IN. AT THE POWER NUMBERS, THE RBI NUMBERS ARE VERY SIMILAR. HIS HOMERS ARE HIGHER. THE BATTING. AVERAGE IS DOWN, BT IN HIS DEFENSE, PITCHERS ARE WORKING HIM DIFFERENT THIS YEAR. GOING IN, A BALL AND A STRIKE. THE SCOUTING REPORT FROM DAY ONE OF THE SEASON IS OUT ON THIS GU GUY.>>Todd: HE IS THE GUY THAT THEY FOCUS ON, THEY HIGHLIGHTED HIM IN THE LINEUP. THEY KNOW THAT THEY HAVE TO BE CAREFUL, PARTING HIMSELF FROM HIS SITUATION, NOBODY AT SECOND OR THIRD. THAT’S WHERE THE OFF-SPEED IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT. HE HAS TO THROW-S PER STRIKE. STARTING OFF WITH THE CURVEBALL THAT SETS UP EVERYTHING ELSE.>>Clay: DOUBTLESS OFF-SPEED, WALKING TO CENTER, SHOULD SCORE A RUN, MAKING THE CATCH, FRANKLIN WILL TROT HOME. SLIDING INTO THIRD IS EZELL. AN RBI SACRIFICE FLY FOR MARTIN, HIS 54TH RUN BATTED IN. IT IS 5-1 ARKANSAS.>>Todd: NICE JOB BY CASEY MARTINIC GETTING THE JOB DONE, I LIKE THE BOUNCE UP THERE IN THE CUTOFF, DIRECTING TRAFFIC. TRYING TO GET THEM AT THIRD BASE, NO CHANCE AT HOME. THEY THROW IT TO THE THIRD, BUT CLEARLY TREVOR EZELL IN THERE WITH ONE OUT.TH>>Clay: THANKS TO CASEY MARTIN, ARKANSAS FANS WERE HOPING TO SEE HIM IN THE REGIONAL, HE HAS HAD A LITTLE BIT OF A SLUMP. HIS FIRST RUN BATTED IN AND’S MAY 10TH AGAINST TEXAS A&M. AND NOW GOODHEART AGAIN. GROUND BALL TO ZABOWSKI, ABLE TO RECOVER AND STEP ON THE BALL, THAT WILL GETLL ANOTHER ONE HOM. EZELL SCORES TO MAKE IT 6-1.>>Todd: OLE MISS GOING FOR A RUN, THEY DELAY THEdd CORNERBAC. HIS JOB JUST LIKE CASEY MARTIN, PUT IN PLAY, GET THE RUN HOME. ARKANSAS EXTENDS TO 6-1.>>Clay: AN RBI SINGLE FOR FLETCHER HIS FIRST TIMERB UP. ALSO SCORED IN THE 4-RUN FIRST FOR THE HOGS. LOOKING AT THE START HERE FOR ARKANSAS, IN THE NEXT PITCHTA WL BE HIS 60TH. AND IF ARKANSAS CAN GET TO THE BULLPEN EARLY IN GAME 1, IT COULD HAVE RAMIFICATIONS FOR THE E REST OF THE SUPER REGIONAL. POPPED S UP, KESSINGER GOING TO MAKE THE CATCH THAT ENDS THE INNING.T TWO MORE ACROSS FOR THE HOGS. THEY LEAD BY FIVE AFTER TWO. ♪>>Clay: WELCOME BACK TO FAYETTEVILLE,EL ARKANSAS, AND TE NCAA BASEBALL SUPER REGIONAL PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE PAIRED ALONGSIDE COLLEGE BASEBALL HALL OF FAMER TODD WALKER, I AM CLAY MATVICK. LOOKING AT THE BRACKET IN PARTICULAR. WE SEE TEXAS TECH, OKLAHOMA STATE. THE RED RAIDERS LEAVING IN THAT SERIES. THIS ONE IS POPPED UP, FIRST PITCH SWINGING, JACOB ADAMS FOR OLE MISS, AND HE IS THE FIRST OUT OF THE OLE MISS THIRD. HERE’S THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRACKET. VANDERBILT GOT POUNDED LAST NIGHT BY DUKE, 1805. DUKE IS TRYING TO GET BACK TO THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE ’61.>>Todd: IT IS A SHOCKER, THROWING A COMPLETE GAME IN THE REGIONAL, GETTING BEAT UP AGAINST DOOKU WON B LAST YEAR IN ATHENS, GEORGIA. NOT MAKING THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES. GOING BACK AGAIN.>>Clay: STAMFORD AND MISSISSIPPI STATE, THERE SSUPER REGIONAL WAS SUPPOSED TO START THISSU AFTERNOON. IT HAS BEEN MOVED TO 8:00 EASTERN TONIGHT BECAUSE OF WEATHER IN STARKVILLE. I DON’T THINK IT WILL HAVE AN EFFECT ON THE CROWD. I THINK WILL BE JUMPING ON THE NEW DUDE. O ON-CAMPUS PROUD, HAVE DONE IN STARKVILLE GAME 1 BETWEEN THE CARDINALS AND THE BULLDOGS TONIGHT. GROUND BALL, BASE HIT. PAST HIM AND RIGHT. SO THOMAS DILLARD HAS THE REBELS FIRST HIT SINCE ZABOWSKI’S HOME RUN IN THE FIRST INNING. AND KESSINGER IS COMING UP NOW.>>Todd: ONE OH FIVE GUYS IN THE OLE MISS LINE UP WITH SIX GREAT APPEARANCES. HE HAS A LOT OF EXPERIENCE IN THE OLE MISS LINEUP.>>Clay: HOME RUN NUMBER SIX ON THE YEAR FOR KESSINGER. HOME PLATE UMPIRE SAID IT WAS OUTSIDE. HE WAS IN LOUISVILLE LAST WEEK FOR THE REASON. CALLING BALLS AND STRIKES AND GAME 1 OF THE SUPER. 1 OF 5 FINALISTS FOR THE BOOKSTORE, THAT WAS HIS FOURTH ERROR IN THE LAST 33 GAMES, THE ERROR THAT HE COMMITTED IN THE FIRST INNING. AND BETWEEN THE SECOND INNING. IT IS STILL A VERY TOUGH ERROR.>>Todd: HE HAS BASEBALL PRODIGY — PEDIGREE. HE PLAYED AT OLE MISS WHEN I WAS PLAYING, UNCLE KEITH. AND KEVIN PLAYED AT ELLIS U.S. WALL. OR OLE MISS, I SHOULD SAY. A LOT OF BASEBALL PEDIGREE IN THE FAMILY.>>Clay: FOURTH ONE TO PLAY AT THE SCHOOL. THAT’S SOMETHING.>>Todd: WHEN YOU GROW UP LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW ABOUT THE GAME. HE IS AS GOOD AS ANYBODY IN THE SEC.>>Clay: HERE IS THE HOME RUN FROM THE FIRST INNING.>>Todd: AGAIN, THAT IS HIS HOT SPOT. HE IS A PULL HITTER, PLAYING SHORTSTOP, OFFENSIVELY HE IS GOING TO PULL THE BALL, THAT WAS CENTER CUT, GOT THE OLE MISS REBELS GOING EARLY, ARKANSAS ANSWERED WITH FOUR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE INNING. BACK ON TWO MORE.>>Clay: OVER TO FIRST, CAMPBELL WILL CHECK ON HIM. NOBODY HAD MORE HITS IN CONFERENCE PLAY THIS YEAR THAN KESSINGER. 50 BASE HITS AGAINST THE SEC COMING INTO THE DAY. THAT WAS STRIKE THREE. STRIKE HIM OUT THROW HIM OUT, DOUBLE PLAY TO END THE INNING.>>Todd: HOW ABOUT THE ARM BEHIND THE PLATE? OPIZ, TAKEN THE THROW OUT AT SECOND BASE, ARKANSAS IS ROLLING. ♪ ♪>>HERE BACK IN STUDIO, THERE MAY NOT BE A TEAM PLAYING BETTER RIGHT NOW THAN THE LOUISVILLE CARDINALS, THEY ARE DISMANTLING THEM, 1-0 IN THE SERIES, THE OPPOSITE WAY, TWO-RUN DOUBLE, COMING AROUND TO SCORE LATER, 6-0 IN GAME 2 ON ESPNU.>>Clay: ART, CHRIS, THANKS. EAST CAROLINA, HAS NEVER BEEN TO OMAHA. AND IT IS APPARENT THAT IT WILL BE HARD FOR THAT TO HAPPEN THIS YEAR BASED ON HOW IT IS GOING IN LOUISVILLE. SO ARKANSAS, 31-4 WITH SCORING SIX OR MORE RUNS, BUT IT IS A TESTAMENT TO THE OFFENSE FOR ARKANSAS, AND ALSO THE PITCHING STAFF, PARTICULARLY THE BULLPEN, THATN, WE KNOW IS WELL RESTED FR W DAVE VAN HORN AND REALLY GOOD.>>Todd: THEY HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE LAST YEAR FROM THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES, MATT CRONIN IS OUT THERE STRUGGLING. THEY HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE IN THE BACK END AS WELL.>>Clay: KIERSTAD, KENLEY, OPIZ. FIVE, SIX, SEVEN HERE. OLE MISS JUMPED OUT OF THE 1-0 THE FIRST.HE TOP BUT IT HAS ALREADY BEEN A SEASON HIGH AND EARNED RUNS ALLOWED FOR WILL ETHRIDGE. THE JUNIOR STARTER FOR THE REBELS. FIRST STRIKEOUT VICTIM HIS ONLY TIME UP. THREE BALLS AND A STRIKE TO THE SOPHOMORE WHO HAS HIT SOME MOON SHOTS THIS YEAR. SOME POWERING HOMERS. HE’S GOING TO DRAW A LEADOFF WALK IN THE THIRD, AND IT HAS BEEN THAT KIND OF DAY FOR ETHRIDGE. THERE’S A SECOND WALK ALLOWED BB WELL. FOR MORE COVERAGE OF THE DIVISION I BASEBALL TOURNAMENT AND INTERACTIVE BRACKETS, GO TO NCAA.com. PRIOR TO TODAY, ETHRIDGE HAD TWO WALKS IN HIS H LAST SIX APPEARANCES. HE HAS TWO ALREADY TODAY. AND HE IS ONLY THROUGH TWO INNINGS. AND NOW THE OLE MISS BULLPEN IS GOING TO GET ACTIVE. THAT IS THE CHAIR THAT YOU HEAR FROM THE ARKANSAS CROWD. AS IT OLE MISS SEND SOME PITCHERS DOWN TO START WORKING. AND THAT IS NEVER FUN IF YOU ARE ON THE MOUND.>>Todd: YOU SEE A LOT OFHE RUNNING GOING DOWN TO THE DUGOUT. I D WAS THOUGHT THAT WOULD AFFET ON THE MOUND. SOMETIMES THEY WILL FIRE YOU UP. SOMETIMES YOU SEE THE BULLPEN STARTED UP, MAYBE IT GENERATE SOME ENERGY FROM WILL ETHRIDGE WHO WALKS. AND LEADS IT OFF.>>Clay: JACK KENLEY WITH THE 3-RUN HOMER IN THE FIRST INNING. HIS 13TH OF THE YEAR. AND IT IS HIS OFFENSIVE PLAY THIS YEAR THAT GOT HIM DRAFTED BY THE H TIGERS IN THE EIGHTH ROUND. BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW THAT HE WAS ON MANY PEOPLES RADAR FOR THE DRAFT COMING INTO THE YEAR.>>Todd: HE DIDHE NOT HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF PLAYINGT TIME.>>Clay: 2-1.>>Todd: BEFORE HE COULD GET OUT OF MOUTH ON JACK KENLEY, HE HAS A PLUS PLUS ARM, AND THE INFIELD GUY PLAYING SECOND BASE. PIVOT, TURN THE DOUBLE PLAY. ENOUGH RANGE TO THROW THE POSITION. IF HE ADDS OFFENSE, HE WILL REALLY BE A PLAYER.>>Clay: KIERSTAD ON THE RUN. SOUNDED LIKE A FOUL BALL, BUT THEY SAID THAT IT MISSED HIS BACK. SO KIERSTAD IS AT SECOND BASE.>>Todd: IT DID SEEM LIKE YOU HEARD A CLICK OF SOME SORT. IT’S ALL HE COULD DO, SWING THE BAT. I THINK IT WAS A BALL CLIPPING OFF OF THE CATCHER’S MITT AND BACK TO THE BACKSTOP. YOU CAN SEE THE LITTLE CLICK RIGHT THERE.>>Clay: CREDIT HIM WITH A STOLEN BASE. THE 2-2 PITCH NOW TO JACK KENLEY. HIT WELL TO LEFT, BUT IT WILL STAY IN THE BALLPARK. DILLARD MAKES THE CATCH, GET THE BACK END. STAYING AT SECOND, ONE DOWN.>>Todd: NICE PLAY BY ETHERIDGE. HE DOES NOT WANT HIM TO PULL TO THE LEFT SIDE. THAT ALLOWS THE OFF-SPEED AND THE FASTBALL AWAY. BECAUSE HEFA WILL ROLL OVER IT F YOU ARE LEFT-HANDED HITTER. YOU CAN GO FASTBALL INCOME AND GETTING THEMAL JAMMED UP TO LEFT FIELD, HE CAN’T ADVANCE A RUNNER.>>Clay: THAT IS TYLER MYERS, THE JUNIOR RIGHT-HANDER THAT IS STARTING TO LOOSEN UP FOR OLE MISS. ONE OF THE TWO RAZORBACKS TOW BROOCH WITH A WALK TODAY AGAINST ETHRIDGE. OPIZ SHOULD BE HIGH DRAFT PICK LAST YEAR — NEXT YEAR. A COUPLE OF OLDER BROTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN DRAFTED, JAIKU PLAYED AT NEBRASKA. NO MINOR LEAGUE MANAGER IN THE ROCKIES — A LITTLE CHARGE INTO THAT ONE IN NCENTER. A LOT OF GROUND,D, GETS BACK ON IT, MAKES THE CATCH FOR THE SECOND OUT. TAGS AND GOES TO THIRD. AND NOWGS HE IS 90 FEET AWAY FRM ANOTHER ARKANSAS A RUN AS NESBIT COMES UP. NESBIT 0 FOR 1 WITH A COMEBACKER IN THE FIRST INNING. GOING TO TALK TO MIKE BIANCO NEXT HALF INNING. ON HIS 19TH SEASON AT OLE MISS. HET GOT THE JOB WHEN HE WAS JUT S 33 YEARS OLD. GROUND BALL, LEFT SIDE. KEENAN THROWS OUT NESBIT, ARKANSAS STRANDS A RUN, AND CHARGED BY F>>Clay: WE GO TO THE FOURTH INNING NOW, THE RIGHT TO GO TO OMAHA HERE IN FAYETTEVILLE, LET’S BRING A MIKE BIANCO, IN HIS 19TH YEAR AS HEAD COACH AT OLE MISS.>>Todd: YOU HAVE THREE, FOUR, FIVE COMING UP, WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR YOUR GUYS TO CLIMB BACK AND THIS ONE?>>HE IS REALLY GOOD AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO GET SOME GOOD SWINGS OFF AND WE CAN. IT IS BEEN AN OFFENSIVE DAY, THE WIND IS BLOWING OUT OF THE, PAR. WE HAVE TO DO A BUNCH IT TOGETHER. WE NEED BASE HITS AND A STRIKEOUT AND A THROW LAST INNING. WE NEED A BUNCH A AT-BATS TOGETHER.>>Clay: AFTER GIVINGG UP RUNS IN HIS FIRST TWO INNINGS, HE SEEMED TO SETTLE DOWN IN THEDO THIRD INNING, WHAT ARE YOU SEEING FROM HER STARTER HERE TODAY?>>HE NEEDS TO MAKE MORE PITCHES EARLY IN THE COUNT, YOU HAVE TO CREDIT THEM, SOME REALLY GOOD AT-BATS TO LEAD OFF THE GAME, BUT SOME GOOD FORTUNE AUNT WENTU THEIR WAY, IN A CHOPPER THAT BOUNCES OVER TO THE FIRST BASEMAN. A FLY BALL THAT GETS OUT OF HERE. BUT NOT TO G TAKE CREDIT AWAY FM THEM COMING YOU NEED TO MAKE SOME PITCHES EARLY IN THE COUNT AND GET SOME HITTERS PUT AWAY.>>Clay: MIKE BIANCO. BEEN IN OXFORD A LONG TIME. THIS IS HIS 16TH NCAA TOURNAMENT, FOR SUPER REGIONAL MEWITH OLE MISS, THAT’S WHAT HE WANTS TO SEE. MORE BASE RUNNERS, JUST KEENAN SENDINGNA ONE INTO THE CENTER OF OF ISAIAH CAMPBELL. THE THIRD HEAD FOR THE REBELS.>>Todd: HE WAS OUR THIRD BASE COACH WHEN I PLAYED BACK IN THE EARLY ’90s, KNOWN HIM A LONG TIME, EVEN TO DO AN INTERVIEW LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW HIS FOCUS IS ON THEW FIELD. HE IS JUST A MAINSTAY IN OXFORD, A GREAT BASEBALL MIND. GREAT FAMILY. HIS WIFE AND THEIR GROUP, WE TALKED ABOUT HIS SONS IN DIVISION I COLLEGE BASEBALL. ONE AT LOUISVILLE, ONE ABOUT ROUGE, A GREAT BASEBALL FAMILY. TALKED TO HIS DAD YESTERDAY FOR A LITTLE WHILE AS WELL. DAD MOVED FROM FLORIDA TO OXFORD TO BE AROUND HIS SON. SPECIAL, SPECIAL FAMILY.>>Clay: COLE ZABOWSKI IS UP. NOBODY OUT AND A MAN AT FIRST. ZABOWSKI GROUNDED OUT TO THE FIRST BASEMAN. ZABOWSKI WITH GREAT ATHLETICISM FOR HIS SIDE, 6’5″, 240 POUNDS. BREAKING PITCH AWAY, 1-2 COME OF THE JUNIOR FROM LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, NAMED THE SEC ALL DEFENSIVE TEAM LAST YEAR. THIS YEAR HE IS 7 FOR 7 AND STOLEN BASES. THIS IS A BIG BODY THAT CAN MOV MOVE. SWUNG ON AND MISSED. OPIZ KNOWS THAT FIRST BASE IS OCCUPIED, HE GOES DOWN THE FIRST. ZABOWSKI IS UP COME THE FOURTH STRIKEOUT FOR CAMPBELL, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE BIANCO PLURALIST, QUITE A STORY,PL CAPTURE AT LSU. OF COURSE THE OTHER AT FLORIDA STATE IN THE SUPER REGIONALS ON ESPN, ANOTHER SON IS AT LOUISVILLE, BUT HE REDSHIRTED THIS YEAR, NOT ON THE SUPER REGIONAL ROSTER, BUT HOW ABOUT THAT? THE BIANCO PLURALIST AT THREE DIFFERENT SCHOOLS, AND ALL OF THEM STILL ALIVE IN THE SUPER REGIONALLL ROUND.>>Todd: THEY WERE NOT GOING TO LET THEM PLAY UNDER THEIR DAD, YOU HEAR A LOT OF COACHESOA WITH HIS SON’S SAKE, HE BETTERE, BE THE BEST PLAYER ON THE TEAM OR THE WORSE, BECAUSE IF HE IS IN BETWEEN, I HAVE TO ANSWER A LOT OF QUESTIONS. FOR MIKE BIANCO IT IS NOT AN OPTION TO COME HERE, GO DO YOUR OWN THING, AND THEY HAVE DONE D IT.>>Clay: GROUND BALL, COULDLD BE TWO. ON TO EZELL, DOUBLE PLAY. BOUNCING INTO A BETWEEN KILLINGTON AND THE OLE MISS FOURTH. LOOK AT MARTIN AND THE CLIP.IP>>Todd: THEY ARE OUT. ♪ ♪ ‘S>>TO GO BACK TO OMAHA THIS YEAR WILL BE INCREDIBLE. AREDI YOU BEEN THERE ONE YEAR, U HAVE THE EXPERIENCE, IT IS A TON OF FUN. AND WE REALLY ENJOY THAT.>>Clay: BACK TO FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS,. WHERE THE HAWKS LEAD AT 6-1 IS A HIT IN THE BOTTOM OF THEHE: FO. ALONGSIDE TODD WALKER, I AM CLAY MATVICK, THIS IS THE EIGHTH SUPER IN TEAM HISTORY FOR ARKANSAS, HOSTING FOR THE FOURTH TIME. THEY HAVE ADVANCED TO OMAHA THE LAST THREE TIMES THEY HAVE HOSTED A SUPER. ’04, 2015, AND LAST YEAR WHEN THEY BEAT SOUTH CAROLINA IN A THREE-GAMEAR SUIT.>>Todd: WE TALKED TO DAVE VAN HORN ABOUT THAT YESTERDAY, HE SAID I’VE BEEN TO OMAHA NINE TIMES. HE WANTS IT FOR THESE KIDS. AND ONLY ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, EIGHT GUYS ON THIS 27 MAN PLAYOFF ROSTER AT THE OMAHA EXPERIENCE LAST YEAR. SO A LOT OF GUYS FOR ARKANSAS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN THEREGU BEFO. AND JUST REALLY EXCITED TO GET HIS KIDS BACK.>>Clay: WENT FOUR TIMES UNDER COACH BRIAN, AND WITH DAVE VAN HORN FIVE TIMES. TRYING TO GET TO OMAHA FOR A TENTH COLLEGE WORLD SERIES. AND OF COURSE LAST YEAR THEY CAME SO CLOSE AS FRANKLIN HITS TOLI LEAD OFF THE FOURTH. ON. THE TOP WITH EZELL. AND WE TALKED ABOUT THAT HEARTBREAK WITH DAVE VAN HORN, AND ASKED HIM IF YOU TALKED ABOUT IT MUCH DURING THE COURSE OF THE YEAR, HE SAID NO, WE DID NOT HAVE TO. SO MANY NEW FACES, A LOT OF GUYS ON THE ROSTER JUST PLAYING EVERY DAY, REALLY NOT AFFECTED BY THAT LOSS TOO MUCH. THIS IS A NEW YEAR, FRESH BEGINNINGS. AS WE SCRAPPED THAT AND MOVE ON.>>Todd: I KNOW UNFORTUNATELY THE EMOTION OF>>ALL OF THAT.>>Clay: HIT BY A PITCH, AND THIS CONTINUES TO GO SOUTH FOR WILL ETHRIDGE. THE LEADOFF MAN HAS BEEN ON EVERY INNING FOR ARKANSAS.>>Todd: THAT HURT.T NO, I WAS IN THE ALCS WITH BOSTON,A AND WE GOT TIED UP BY AARON BOONE AND THE YANKEES. LOOK AT IT RIGHT, WE HAD A SUCCESSFUL YEAR AND MADE IT TO THAT POINT, BUT THE WAY THAT IT ENDED, WITH A LITTLE BIT ROUGH, BUT WHAT I RUN ARKANSAS HAD WITH DAVE VAN HORN, THAT MAN RIGHTIG THERE, AND I DON’T THINK ANYBODY GAVE MUCH OF A CHANCE IN THE I WEST FOR THIS YEAR. THEY ENDED UP WINNING THE SEC WEST, OR AT LEAST TIED WITH MISSISSIPPI STATE, SO JUST A PHENOMENAL YEAR AGAIN WITH THE ARKANSASYE RAZORBACK GROUP.>>Clay: EZELL WITH A COUPLE OF FONTS, A COUPLE OF RUNS SCORED, EXCUSING, A COUPLE OF DOUBLES FLASHES VOLUNTEER. FRANKLIN AT FIRST BASE, TEN STOLEN BASES ON THE YEAR, A LOT OF SPEED THROUGHOUT THETH LINEU. INCLUDING EZELL WHO LEADS THE TEAM WITH 19 STOLEN BASES.>>Todd:: HOLDING BASES WELL, MIXING THE TIMING UP, MAKING THAT HE HAS COOPER JOHNSON AT THE PLATE WITH NOT A WHOLE A WHOLE LOT OF GUYS GOING. IT’S GOING TO BE TOUGH TO STEAL GWITH THIS BATTERY.>>Clay: THERE IS A STRIKE TO EZELL WHO HAS SMOKED THE BALL TWICE TODAY.>>Todd: TWO DOUBLES IN THE LEADOFF SPOT, GETTING THE FASTBALL. AND LIKES TO TAKE IT, BECAUSE HE KNOWS THAT WILL ETHRIDGE IS STILL IN TROUBLE, HAS A RUNNER ON. RECENTLY ASSUMED THAT YOU CAN ANOTHER FASTBALL.>>Clay: SAFELY. THEY WILL CALL A BALK. AND NOW MIKE BIANCO COMES OUT TO GET AN EXPLANATION FROM JEFF MACIAS WHO CALLED A BALK ON WILL ETHRIDGE.>>Todd: THE HOME PLATE UMPIRE WAS POINTING TO HIS KNEE AS IFPL HE MADE A FALSE MOVE BEFORE RETURNING TO FIRST BASE. WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN PICK UP ANYTHING HERE. HE COMES SAID. I DON’T KNOW. BETTER EYES THAN I DO, THAT IS TOUGH.>>Clay: ANOTHER RUNNER IN SCORING POSITION FOR ARKANSAS, SIX RUNS, FIVE HITS, NO ERRORS, ONE HIT, THREE E ERRORS FOUR OLE MISS TODAY. LIFTED OUT OF PLAY-2. AND TREVOR RESELL DEALING WITH THE SHOULDER PROBLEMS THAT KEPT HIM FROM REPLACING CARSON AT SECOND BASE. THAT’S THE REASON DAVE VAN HORN BROUGHTAT HIM TO FAYETTEVILLE.EV TURNING INTO A BLESSING IN DISGUISE FOR THIS TEAM. IT ALLOWED JACK KENLEY TO GET UP AND PLAY EVERY DAY. PUT HIM AT FIRST, AND KENLEY AT SECOND. THIS ONE CHARGED, BUT RIGHT AT OLENEK, HUSTLING BACK IN. AND FRANKLIN STAYS PUT AT SECOND BASE, PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE TAGGED.>>Todd: YOULD ARE UP BY FIVE, YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE ANY ON A UNNECESSARY RISKS. THEY HAVE NOT TAKEN THE BAG IN THREE AT-BATS.>>Clay: YOU CAN SEE THE RUNNER AT SECOND BASE, KIND OF IN NO-MAN’S-LAND. GOT BACK LATE. THAT’S WHY HE WAS NOT ABLE TO TAG.>>Todd: IF YOU SEE THAT BALL DEEP ENOUGH, YOU GET BACK QUICK ENOUGH, THAT IS A DEFINITE TAG SITUATION. FRANKLY MADE A FALSE MOVE TO HIS RIGHT, THAT COST HIM.>>Clay: A SINGLE AND AN RBI SACRIFICE FLY IN TWO TROOPS TODAY. 54 RUNS BATTED IN NOW E. WAS A THIRD BASEMAN ON A COLLEGE WORLD SERIES TEAM LAST YEAR AS A FRESHMAN. HAS HELD DOWN SHORT THIS YEAR.>>Todd: BACK TO THAT PLAY, IF YOU ARE THE RUNNER AT SECOND BASE, ESPECIALLY WITH NO OUTS IN THE BALL IS DRIVEN DEEP INTO THE OUTFIELD, YOUR FIRST MOVE SHOULD BE BACK TO THE PLATE. BECAUSE EVEN IF YOU ARE AT THE BAG, YOU CAN SCORE ANYWAY. BUT IF HE CATCHES IT YOU ARE ALREADY ON THE BAG TO MAKE THE MOVE TO THIRD BASE. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE RUNNER AT SECOND BASE COMING WANT TO GO BACK FOR THE TAG.>>Clay: A BUNCH OF THREE-BALL COUNTS. A LOT OF LABORING TODAY FOR WILL ETHRIDGE. THE FIRST TIME HE HAS WALKED TWO HITTERS IN THE SAME GAME IN SEVEN TRIPS TO THE MOUND. AND HE HAS HAD HIS FIRST BALK OF THE SEASON THIS ENDING. AND THAT WILL BE A BASE HIT. FRANKLIN WILL BE WAIVED AROUND. OLENEK WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO THROW. AND IT IS 7-1 AS CASEY MARTIN HAS HIS SECOND RUN BATTED IN.>>Todd: WILL ETHRIDGE WITH HIS PITCH COUNT GETTING UP THERE, THAT WILL BE IT. HE HAS BATTLED FROM THAT MOMENT ON, HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET IT DONE, THIS ARKANSAS RAZORBACK TEAM CAN REALLY SWING THE BAT.>>Clay: MYERS HAS BEEN WARMING UP THE LAST COUPLE OF INNINGS, HE HAS HAD. 3 1/3 FOR WILL ETHRIDGE. ONE OF HIS SHORTEST OUTINGS OF THE YEAR, PITCHING CHANGE IN>>CHRIS COTTER IN STUDIO, THE MVP OF THE ATLANTA REGION, STILL SWINGING A HOT BAT, CHANGES WITH THE SWING DOWN IN CHAPEL HILL, THE 2-RUN SHOT, NOW 3-2 NORTH CAROLINA ON ESPN2. CLAY, TODD.>>Clay: YES, WILLIAMS WHO WAS SWINGING A HOT BAT IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT, THINGS DID NOT GO HOT FOR WILL ETHRIDGE, THE JUNIOR STARTER FOR OLE MISS TODAY GOES ONLY 3 1/3, GIVING UP SEVEN RUNS, FIVE OF THEM EARNED, AND NOT A TYPICAL WILL ETHRIDGE PERFORMANCE. STRUGGLED WITH HIS COMMAND. AND HE LEAVES EARLY. NEW PITCHER. TYLER. MYERS. AND THE JUNIOR RIGHT-HANDER FROM HOUSTON IS MAKING HIS 23RD APPEARANCE, HIS FIRST SINCE THE SEC TOURNAMENT TITLE GAME AGAINST VANDERBILT. SO ARKANSAS GETS INTO THE OLE MISS BULLPEN ARE IN THE FOURTH INNING.>>Todd: TYLER MYERS IS THE JUCO TRANSFER,LE DID PITCH IN TE SUPER REGIONAL. GOING WITH THE SLURP, BUT FINDING HIMSELF IN A TOUGH POSITION HERE.>>Clay: SHARPLY DOWN THE LINE, D FOUL. ZABOWSKI GOES FOR IT. FOUL OUTSIDE OF THE BAG. MATT GOODHEART AT THE PLATE FOR ARKANSAS. IT IS A 6-1 LEAVE NOW. THE JUCO TRANSFER FROM TEXAS, PLAYING IN THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES LAST YEAR, ANOTHER GREAT ADDITION FOR DAVE VAN HOR VAN HORN. YES, YOU WILL ALSO STARS D FROM LAST YEAR’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES TEAM, BUT THEE GUYS THAT HE HAS PLUGGED IN HAVE BEEN TERRIFIC. JUMPING OUT A BALL AND A STRIKE. FOUR RUNS IN THE FIRST INNING, TWO AND THE SECOND, ONE HERE AGAIN IN THE FOURTH FOR THE RAZORBACKS.>>Todd: THE OFFENSE DOES NOT USUALLY TRANSFER FOR JUCO GUYS, .355 LAST YEAR, BUT CERTAINLY HAS FOR THIS KID. LIKE YOU SAID, A GREAT FIND. SPENDING ONE YEAR OUT IN JACKSON, I NOW HERE IS A SOPHOMORE.>>Clay: OUT TO A INTERESTING START IN THE FIRST FEW WEEKS. WHO IS NOT DOING WELL AT NIGHT, DAVE VAN HORN SAYS. GOESS. IN, GETS HIS EYE CHECK. AND THEY UPDATE THE PRESCRIPTION, HE HAS BEEN SINCE. IT WELL>>Todd: SOMEBODY IS A LITTLE BIT HOT IN THE OLE MISS DUG OUT, WATCH THIS PITCH RIGHT HERE, IT MIGHT’VE BEEN BIANCO THAT DID NOT LIKE IT FROMNC THE SIDE VIE, GETS WRITTEN UP BY THE EN HOME PLATE UMPIRE.>>Clay: BIG FLY TO THE GAP IN RIGHT CENTER, AND IT IS OFF THE SCOREBOARD, GOODBYE HOME RUN! GOODHEART! WITH HIS FOURTH HOME RUN IN THE LAST FEWWI WEEKS. THIS 182-RUN SHOT. AND IT IS 9-1 ARKANSAS. WHERE WAS THIS POWER IN THE EARLY PART OF THE YEAR? IT IS ALL COMING SINCE MAY 16TH.>>Todd: WE TALKED ABOUT THE MOMENT THAT THEY STARTED PAYING ATTENTION AND GOING THE OTHER WAY, STAYING BACK AND REACTING WITH THEIR HANDS, A LOT OF TIMES AS A HITTEROT YOU TRY TO CHEAT E BASEBALL, BUT RIGHT NOW IT IS THE ENTIRE LINEUP THAT IS REACTING INSIDE. MATT GOODHEART WITH THE QUICK HANDS ON THE FASTBALL HITS IT OUT OF THE PARK, AND ARKANSAS II TOUGH TO BEAT AT HOME LIKE WE MENTIONED, 31-6 PLAYING HERE AT BAUM-WALKER STADIUM, PUTTING UP SOME NUMBERS SO FAR TODAY.>>Clay: THE FIRST BATTER, THE RELIEVER THAT TYLER MYERS FACES HITS IT OUTS, MATT GOODHEART, HIS FIFTH HOME RUN OF THE YEAR, FOURTH SINCE MAY 16TH, THE SECOND AGAINST OLE MISS IN TWO WEEKS, HE HAD ONE AGAINST THE REBELS IN THE SECI TOURNAMENT. 9-1. MATT GOODHEART. ONE OF THE TOP HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS AND ARKANSAS THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEAR AT MAGNOLIA HIGH SCHOOL. AND HE HAS BEEN A GREAT ACQUISITION FOR DAVE VAN HORN THISIS YEAR. THE STRIKE TO FLETCHER, 2-1, POPPED UP HIS LAST TIME TO THE PLATE. IN AN RBI SINGLE IN THE FIRST. 21ST MULTI-HOMER GAME FOR ARKANSAS THIS SEASON. AND WE WILL TALK TO DAVE VAN HORN, THE HOGS HEAD COACH COMING UP NEXT HALF INNING. I’M SURE THAT HE IS FEELING PRETTY COMFORTABLE ABOUT NOW, EVEN THOUGH THIS GAME IS A LONG WAY FROM OVER.>>Todd: HE HAS TO LIKE WHAT IS OFFENSE HAS DONE. HE HAS HIS ACE ON THE MOUND.>>Clay: AND GOODHEART WALKS, AS HE HAS BEEN INEFFECTIVE COMING OUT OF THE PEN. THIS WEEK, ESPN SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL, PRESENTED BY TACO BELL COFEATURING ONE OF THE TOPU RIVALRIES IN BASEBALL, THE CARDINALS ANDBA CUBS. THE SERIES FINALE AT WRIGLEY,GL COVERAGE BEGINNING AT 6:00 EASTERN, 5:00 CENTRAL, WITH THE SUNDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN, ALSO STREAMING LIVE ON THE ESPN APP. THE CARDS 3.5 BEHIND THE CUBS AND THE BREWERS COMING INTO THE WEEKEND. IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL. FLETCHER WALKS AFTER THE GOODHEART 2-RUN HOMER. AND KIERSTAD AT THE PLATE. THIS IS GAME 1 OF THE BEST 2 OUT OF 3 SUPER REGIONAL SERIES. THE WINNER OF THE SERIES GOES ON TO OMAHA AND THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES. MIGHT END MIKE ENDS THE INNING, ADAMS TWO KESSINGER, ZABOWSKI. 4-6-3, FINISHING IT IN THE FOURTH, BUT NOT BEFORE THEY HANG THREE MORE RUNS. AND A STARTER WILL ETHRIDGE OUT OF THE GAME. ARKANSAS BY EIGHT. LOOKING SET HERE IN GAME 1 OF THE SUPERS. ♪ ♪>>Clay: GAME ONE OF THE SUPER REGIONAL HAS BEEN TERRIFIC FOR THE ARKANSAS A RAZORBACKS THROUGH FOUR INNINGS, LET’S BRING IN THE HEAD COACH DAVE VAN HORN.>>Todd: COACH, YOUR OFFENSE SCORED 20 RUNS IN THREE GAMES OF THE REGIONAL, SCUFFING A LITTLE BIT EARLY FOR THE OFFENSE, IS THAT ALL COACHING? IS THAT ALL YOU?>>IT IS NOT ALL ME, I CAN TELL YOU THAT. I JUST PUT THEM IN A CERTAIN BATTING ORDER. WHAT IS ALONG WITH THAT BATTING ORDER, YOU HAVE EZELL, WHAT A GREAT FIND IN HIS FIFTH YEAR OF COLLEGE BASEBALL AT THE LEADOFF SPOT. TALK ABOUT HOW THESE GUYS AT THE TOP OF THE ORDER HAVE RELAYED ON THE JOB THIS YEAR.>>Clay: WE HAD THEM IN THE 3-HOLE FOR A WHILE, AND WE HAD M3-1, MOVING MARTIN TO THE 2-HOLE, THE OFFENSE STARTED CLICKING A LITTLE BIT BETTER. HE DOES A GREAT JOB OF SEEING PITCHES AND BATTLING INSIDE THE COUNT. IT HAS BEEN GOOD.>>Clay: WITH ISAIAH CAMPBELL, WITH THE PITCH SELECTION UP AT ALL, OR DOES HE KEEP DOING WHAT HE IS DOING?>>I WOULD SAY KEEP DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING, SPOTTING UP THE HEATER A LITTLE BIT, MIXING IN A CUTTER AND A CHANGEUP, IS PITCHING PRETTY GOOD RIGHT NOW. ONE THING ABOUT HIM, HE STAYS FOCUSED WHETHER WE ARE DOWN OR UP, I REALLY LIKE ITS OFFENSE.>>Clay: THANK YOU, COACH, WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME. HE GETS KEVIN GRAHAM TO STRIKEOUT THE FIFTH INNING. THE FIFTH STRIKEOUT FOR IT IS OKAY WILL WHO HAS A LOT OF EXPERIENCE INCLUDING FIVE CAREER NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES BEFORE TODAY. A COUPLE OF COLLEGE WORLD SERIES APPEARANCES. HE IS A GUY WHO BEAT FLORIDA LAST YEAR IN OMAHA SENDING ARKANSAS TO THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES FINAL. AND HE HAS BEEN RAZOR-SHARP TODAY.>>Todd: WE TALKED TO HIM ABOUT ISAIAH LAST YEAR. HE DID HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE IN THE SEC, BUT HE TALKS ABOUT HOW HE TOOK THE BULL BY THE HORNS. THEY KNEW THAT THEY LOSING THEIR ACE FROM LAST YEAR, PUTTING IN A TON OF WORK OVER THE SUMMER, AND HAS MADE HIMSELF INTO WHAT YOU SEE TODAY WITH 11 WINS ON THE YEAR, ONLY ONE LOSS, THE NUMBERS ARE REALLY GOOD, IN FACT, BETTER FROM PLANE NINE TO LAST YEAR, SAYING A LOT FOR THIS KID, ISAIAH CAMPBELL.>>Clay: A FOUR FLY OUTS, THREE GROUND OUTS, FIVE Ks FROM CAMPBELL,. GETS A FLY BALL FROM COOPER JOHNSON HERE. DOMINIC FLETCHER WILL BACKPEDAL TO MAKE THE CATCH. ISAIAH CAMPBELL FINDING THE STRIKE ZONE EARLY AND OFTEN IN THIS GAME. GAVE UP THE HOMER TO KESSINGER, BUT NOT TOO MANY MISTAKES.>>Todd: YOU SEE THE ELEVATED FASTBALL, PUTTING IT UP THERE, THE FASTBALL INSIDE FOR THE FREEZE UP AND THE 12-6 CURVEBALL THAT HE HAS IN HIS POCKET. FOR ANY PITCHER IT STARTS WITH FASTBALL COMMAND. AND WHEN YOU GET AHEAD OF HITTERS WITH THOSE BALLS ON THE CORNERS, YOU CAN GO TO THE OFF-SPEED. WHEN YOU HAVE A TRUE SWING-AND-MISS PITCH, THAT’S WHEN YOU ARE EFFECTIVE. ONLY GIVING ONE — BUT A PREDICTABLE FASTBALL, ONLY 60 PITCHES ON THE DAY, COMMANDED THE ZONE WELL.>>Clay: PITCHING HERE TO ANTHONY SERVIDEO.>>Todd: HERE ARE SOME NUMBERS FOR THE TOP THREE STARTERS LAST SEASON FOR THE ARKANSAS RAZORBACK TEAM COMPARED TO THE SEASON. KEEP IN MIND LAST SEASON THEY MADE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE END. 3.3 ERA, AND THIS YEAR IS VERY COMPARABLE. I KNEW THAT THEY HAD SOMETHING WITH ISAIAH CAMPBELL, BUT CONNOR NOLAND, THE FRESHMAN ALSO A QUARTERBACK ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM AND PLAYING AS A LEFTY HAS COME ON WELL FOR THE BALL CLUB. I HAD HIGH EXPECTATIONS AFTER WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR.>>Clay: 1-2 TO SERVIDEO, EVERYTHING GOING THE WAY OF CAMPBELL AND THE HOGS, THEY LEAD AT 9-1. IT IS HOG HEAVEN HERE, CHRIS.>>CHECKING IN WITH THE NORTH CAROLINA, AND SCREAM IT, ONE OF THE TWO RUNS COULD BE BACK IF THEY SURROUNDED IN THE TOP HALF OF THE ENDING. GOING TO DRIVE IN A RUN, BUT FREEMAN GETS CAUGHT WANDERING OFF OF FIRST BASE. THE FINAL OUT OF THE INNING, BUT NORTH CAROLINA ON TOP, BACK T>>Clay: ARKANSAS LEAVING IT OFF, GAME 1 OF THE SUPER REGIONAL, BEST 2 OUT OF 3. IT IS ALL ARKANSAS LEADING BY EIGHT. TYLER MYERS CAME ON IN RELIEF OF THE STARTER WILL ETHRIDGE. THIS IS ONE OF THE BLAST THAT KNOCKED ETHRIDGE OUT OFLA THE GAME.>>Todd: QUICK HANDS, ESPECIALLY ON THE INSIDE FASTBALL, THAT WAS THE CURB ALL THAT HE STEPPED BACK ON ANDRB DRILLED IT INTO RIGHT FIELD, BIG BLOW FOR ORGANS ON THE FIRST INNING. PUTTING THEM UP 4-1 AT THAT POINT.>>Clay: MATT GOODHEART HIT A 2-RUN HOMER LASTING FOR ARKANSA ARKANSAS. I TELL YOU, THE MIDDLE OF THE ORDER HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATING TODAY. 3-6. FLY BALL, DEEP, STILL GOING BACK, ON THE WARNING TRACK, REACHING UP AND MAKING THE DCATCH. SO A LONG OUT THIS TIME. ONE DOWN IN THE FIFTH. AND HERE COMES OPIZ. SIX THE MEANING BETWEEN OLE MIS, THE REBELS WON 2 OF 3M MARCH, 2-3 AGAINST THE SEC TOURNAMENT, AND YOU3 KNEW THAT OLE MISS WAS NOT W GOING TO BE INTIMIDATING, THEY JUMPED OUT OF THE LEAD HERE TODAY, BUT SINCE ARKANSAS HAS HAD THEIR FIRST CRACK AT THE PLATE, IT HAS BEEN ALL HOGS. THEY WERE NOT GOING TO ALLOW OLE MISS TO COME IN AND PUSH HIM AROUND.>>Todd: THEY GOT OVERPOWERED IN THIS GAME. FOUR RUNS IN THE FIRST, TWO AND THE SECOND, THREE IN THE FOURTH. I THINK IF YOU CAN TAKE ANYTHING AWAY, I’M COMING IN HERE WEEK 3 OF THE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AND WINNING 2 OF 3 THEY DID START EARLY, FELL BEHIND EARLY, THED FASTBALLS THAT WERE DOWN, SPLITTING THE PLATE, GETTING BEAT UP A LITTLELA BIT. BUT I THINK IT IS MORE CREDIT TO THEIR OFFENSE THAN M IT IS — OR WILL ETHRIDGE. ARKANSAS IS TOUGH TO BEAT. THE OFFENSES A MAIN REASON.>>Clay: TONIGHT IT IS UFC 38 FROM CHICAGO, DEFENDING THE HIGHWAY BELT AGAINST JESSICA, AND LOOKING AT THE MAIN CHART, GO TO ESPN PLUS/PPV.>>Todd: WELL DONE PRONOUNCINGNC THAT NAME. DO YOU SPEAK RUSSIAN TOO?>>Clay: [LAUGHS]>>Todd: I BARELY SPEAK ENGLISH.>>Clay: JACOB NESBIT WITH TWO OUTS, HE IST 0 FOR 2. WE’VE GOT ABOUT FOUR INNINGS THERE FOR OLE MISS HERE. AND WE HAVE NOT SEEN THEIR BEST RELIEVER AUSTIN MILLER, OF COURSE PARKER HAS FINALLY GOTTEN THINGS TOGETHER AT THE BACK OF THE BULLPEN. CANNOTTH IMAGINE GIVEN THE SITUATION THAT WE ARE IN HERE WHERE OLE MISS IS DOWN BIG, BUT WE SEE EITHER OF THOSE TWO GUYS TODAY. UNLESS THINGS CHANGE. AND THEY COME BACK. JACOB NESBIT WITH THE TWO-OUT SINGLE HERE IN THE FIFTH.>>Todd: THAT’S THE ONE POSITIVE, THEY WILL HAVE THEM TE READY FOR TOMORROW. JACOB NESBIT OUT OF THE 8-HOLE THING INTO LEFT FIELD. THAT’S WHAT MAKES A GREAT OFFENSES GO IS THE BOTTOM OF THE ORDER. ONLY A FRESHMAN CURRENTLY SWING IT. NOW WE HAVE FRANKLIN, SOME BIG-TIME POP, ESPECIALLY THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. HE CAN PUT IT IN PLAY AND REALLY RUN. YOU THINK ABOUT VANDERBILT WITH A 9-HOLE, JULIAN WITH THE REGIONAL MVP, ON THAT VANDERBILT SPECIAL OFFENSE. YOU HAVE TO BE STRONG AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ORDER. IN AN ALL THREE THEY ARE.>>Clay: FRANKLIN HAS BEEN ON TWICE WITHOUT A HIT F TODAY, REACHED ON AN ERROR, HIT BY A PITCH. HE HAS SCORED TWICE. HE WAS REALLY HOT THE FIRST MONTH AND A HALF OF THE SEASON, LEADING THE TEAM AND RUNS BATTED IN LATE MARCH. FANS WENT TO TWITTER WONDERING WHY DAVE VAN HORN WAS NOT MOVINV HIM UP IN THE ORDER.>>Todd: I THINK HE HAD A GAME IN THE 7-HOLE, BUT I THINK OVERALL FOR CHRISTIAN FRANKLIN, HE IS JUST A KID THATOV THEY LO. IT IS A YOUNG KID, THAT’S WHY HE IS HITTING .273, EVENTUALLY HE WILL HEAD OVER .300 AND DO A LOT OF GREAT THINGS HERE IN FAYETTEVILLE.>>Clay: THEYIN HAD SEEN A LOT OF HOT STARTS FROM FRESHMAN BEFORE, HE KNEW THAT THIS WAS GOING TO BE THE BEST SPOT IN THE ORDER FOR HIM LONG-TERM. AND IT HAS PROVEN TO BE THE CAS CASE.>>Todd: IF A GUY GETS COMFORTABLE ON THE SPOT, REGARDLESS OF AGE, THEN YOU LEAVE HIM THERE. AND FOR CHRISTIAN FRANKLIN, HE PLAYED WITH THEM A LITTLE BIT IN THE 7-HOLE, BUT HE IS COMFORTABLE ON THE 9-HOLE, THEY CALL IT THE SECOND LEADOFF SPOT. THE PROTOTYPE LEADOFF GUY, AND ONE OF THE REASONS WHY HE SHOWS UP SO STRONG, THIS GUY, CHRISTIAN FRANKLIN.>>Clay: THE LEFT-HANDER, MAX THE RIGHT-HANDER LOOSENING UP NOW FOR OLE MISS. AND AGAIN, THE MORE ARMS THAT ARKANSAS CAN FORCE THE REBELS TO USE IN GAME 1, THE BETTER IT IS FOR THEM THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE SUPER REGIONAL. THIS IS A THROW FROM JOHNSON BEHIND HOME PLATE. BACK IS NESBIT.>>Todd: THAT IS A GREAT POINT. I WANT YOU WILL SEE NOT ONLY FOR OLE MISS, BUT FOR ARKANSAS, THEY WILL EXTEND THEM OUT LONGER THAN THEY WOULD OTHERWISE TO TRY TO SAVE THAT PITCHING FOR THE REST OF THE SERIES. WITH THIS GAME A LITTLE BIT OUT OF HAND,WI YOU ASSUME THAT TYLER MYERS IS GOING TO GO AS LONG AS HE CAN POSSIBLY GO.>>Clay: RUNNER GOES, DOES NOT MATTER, STRIKEOUT, FRANKLIN IS OUT, ARKANSAS DONE IN THE FIFTH. FIRST STRIKEOUT FROM TYLER MYERS. ♪ ♪ ♪>>Clay: WELCOME BACK TO FAYETTEVILLE AND THE NCAA BASEBALL SUPER REGIONALS, PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE. HE IS THAT COLLEGE BASEBALL HALL OF FAMER TODD WALKER, I AM CLAYFA MATVICK, HERE IS THE LEADING SIDE OF THE BRACKET, ARKANSAS AND OLE MISS PLAYING FOR THE RIGHT TO GO TO OMAHA. IT WILL BE LSU AND FLORIDA STATE COMING UP THIS AFTERNOON ON ESPN FROM ALLEN STADIUM, THAT WILL BE ENTERTAINING. GROUND BALL, THE SECOND BASEMAN CANNOT GO UP WITH IT. AND ADAMS IS ABOARD.>>Todd: ONE THING YOU HAVE TO BE CONSCIOUS OF HIS THAT LIFT ON THE GRASS.S ONCE HE GETS BY THAT LIP, IT CAN DO A LOT OF CRAZY THINGS. AND I THINK THIS BALL JUST HOPPEDIS UP ON HIM. NOT ABLE TO GLOVE IT, THE LEADOFF BASE HIT.>>Clay: SO ADAMS IS ABOARD FOR DILLARD. YOU HAVE LSU WITH A TOUGH MATCH UP IN FLORIDA STATE. WE WERE TALKING ABOUT OLE MISS, AND HOW HOT THEY HAVE BEEN COMING INTO THE SUPER REGIONAL, ONE OF THE T LAST FOUR TEAMS IN, AND PLAYING TO KEEP A CHANCE FOR MIKE MARTIN TO GO OUT WITH A COLLEGEUT WORLD SERIES TITLE ALG WITH DUKE.>>Todd: FLORIDA STATE WILL BE DOWN, THEY ARE PLAYING ON THE ROAD IN BATON ROUGE, WE KNOW THAT IS A TOUGH SPOT. THE OFFENSE HAS REALLY BEEN GOOD. THEY WILL START ON THE LEFTY AGAINST THE PREDOMINANCE OF LEFT-HANDED LINEUP A LOT OF ACTION.DE>>Clay: THESE ARE SIX TEAMS FROM THE SEC STILL LIVE IN THE SUPER REGIONALS.>>Todd: INCLUDING LSU. REALLY AMAZING.>>Clay:RE THEY CAN SEND FIVE TEAMS TO OMAHA, THAT WOULD BE A RECORD FOR ONE CONFERENCE. AND FIVE OF THE SIX TEAMS THAT ARE STILL ALIVE OR FROM THE SEC WEST.>>Todd: ISN’T THAT INCREDIBLE? WHATd: A DIVISION THE SEC HAD ON THE WESTSI SIDE. SPIN STRIKEOUT, AND DILLARD GOES DOWN. NCAA SUPER REGIONAL NEWS AND NOTES, DUKE, MICHIGAN, PULLING BIG UPSETS LAST NIGHT. THE NUMBER ONE NATIONAL SEED UCLA, AND THE NUMBER TWO NATIONAL SEED VANDERBILT ON THE VERGE OF ELIMINATION, LOUISVILLE WITH A BIG LEAD OVER EAST CAROLINA AND GAME TWO, LOOKS LIKE LOUISVILLE COULD BE THE FIRST TEAM TO PUNCH A TICKET TO THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES. AND THE RED RAIDERS ALSO ONE WIN AWAY FROM GOING BACK TO OMAHA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A COUPLE OF YEARS.>>Todd: THEY ARE HOLDING ONTO THAT ONE, THREE ZEROS IN THE NINTH. LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT HAVE AREE , BUT THE ONE IN THE TWO GO DOWN LAST NIGHT. WERE SUPPOSED TO PREDICT THAT STUFF, THERET IS NO PREDICTING. THE TWO SHOW UP AT THIS TIME A YEAR. SO MUCH MOTION FOR THE YOUNG KIDS, SOME HAVE THE LEGS FROM UNDER THEM, AND OTHERS ELEVATED SO WELL, YOU CANNOT IMAGINE. MICHIGAN PLAYED IT SO WELL. DUKE OFF OF VANDERBILT IN NASHVILLE, I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING.>>Clay: WHAT A JOB THAT TIM JHAS DONE AT TEXAS TECH, TRYING TO GET THEM BACK TO OMAHA. AS A A CAMPBELL FALLS BEHIND 3-3 TO GRAE KESSINGER WHO HIT THAT HOMER OFF OF HIM IN THE FIRST INNING, BUT REALLY, THE ONLY MISTAKE THAT CAMPBELL HAS MADE TODAY. HE HAS ALLOWED JUST FOUR HITS. THERE IS A STRIKE. CAMPBELL LAST SATURDAY OUTPITCHED NICK A LITTLE LOW, TCU WHO WENT SEVENTH OVERALL HOWITH THE REDS. IT WAS HIS LONGEST START OF THE YEAR, EIGHT INNINGS, GAVE UP ONE RUN, FOUR HITS, ONE WALK, IT SEEMS LIKE THAT KIND OF DAY AGAIN TODAY. THIS ONE IS HIT HIGH. NOT VERY DEEP. CHRISTIAN FRANKLIN COMINGG IN. THAT WILL BE THE SECOND OUT.>>Todd: GRAE KESSINGER SITTING ALL OVER THAT 3-1 FASTBALL. ISAIAH CAMPBELL PUTS IN AN IMPERFECT SPOT. BECAUSE IF THAT BALLSP IS A LITE BIT LOWER, IT I IS OUT OF THE BALLPARKTH TOO, BUT JUST HIGH ENOUGH THAT GRAE KESSINGER CANNOT GETE ENOUGH OF THE BASEBALL, POPPING IT UP TO LEFT FIELD.>>Clay: KIMBALLL DRAFTED IN THE SECOND ROUND BY THE SEATTLE MARINERS THIS PAST WEEK. MISSED 2017 WITH AN ELBOW INJURY. SO THAT WAS A ROUGH YEAR. FOUND HIMSELF IN THE ROTATION LAST YEAR. HE WAS THE GUY THIS YEAR. AND HE TOLD DAVE VAN HORN, THAT’S WHY I AM COMING BACK TO BASCHOOL. I WANT TO BE HERE FRIDAY NIGHT GUY. TWO OUTS, ADAMS AT FIRST, AND TYLER KEENAN WAS 1 FOR 2 AT THE PLATE. I THINK CAMPBELL HAS PITCHED BETTER THAN HIS 11-1 RECORD WOULD SUGGEST. IT’S HARD TO FIND TOO MANY HOLES IN THAT RECORD, OBVIOUSLY, JUST THE ONE LOSS, BUT WHEN YOU CONSIDERSS THAT THE ONE LOSS ON APRIL THE 12TH, THE 3-2 DECISION AT VANDERBILT, ARKANSAS LEFT NINE RUNNERS ON BASE, AND HE PITCHED WELL ENOUGH TO BE A WINNERER IN THAT GAME. THHE COULD HAVE BEEN A PERFECT 12-0 THIS YEAR.>>Todd: NO SEC HONORS FOR WHAT HE DID THIS YEAR. A TOUGH CROWD, RIGHT? YOU HAVE ZACK THOMPSON MIXED IN THERE. ETHAN FOR MISSISSIPPI STATE. STAN ARKANSAS GETS OUT OF THE>>Clay: WHAT A GAME ONE OF THE SUPER REGIONAL FOR ARKANSASH LEADING 9-1, AS THEY GET READY TO HIT AGAIN IN THE SIXTH INNING. THE 1-4 BATTERS, 6 FOR 10 AT THE PLATE.>>Todd: YOU HEARD ME ASK COACH VanHORN ABOUT THE LAST THREE, AND TREVOR EZELL HASS MAE THEM CLICK, TWO AND THE FIRST IN THE SECOND INNING, THE BULLET IN THE FOURTH, CASEY MARTIN STRUGGLED EARLY, HE HAS CAUGHT ON. GOODHEART HAVING A GOOD TIME IN ARKANSAS, AND DOMINIC FLETCHER, HIGH DRAFT PICK HOLDING DOWN THE FORT. AND ALSO IN CENTER FIELD. THESE GUYS CAN REALLY SWING IT. THAT’S NOT EVEN COUNTING KIERSTAD, THE SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR, AND ALL THAT THE REST OF THE GROUP HAS DONE.>>Clay: EZELL 2 FOR 3 WITH A COUPLE OF DOUBLES AND RUNS SCORED. SETTING THE MOOD HERE TODAY WITH HIS FIRST PLATE APPEARANCE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST INNING. AND IT ALL BUILT UP TO JACK KENLEY’S AT-BAT WHEN HE HIT THE 3-RUN HOMER AND IT WAS A 4-RUN FIRST. AND ARKANSAS HAS NOT LOOKED BAC BACK. THE HOG 66-10 AT HOME THE LAST TWO SEASONS. AND THE REBELS ARE THE ONLY TWO TEAM HERE TO WIN IN A SERIES. UNLESS THINGS CAN CHANGE FOR THE REBELSLS AT THE PLATE — AND START GETTING SOME OUTS, BUT HERE ANOTHER HOME RUN FOR ARKANSAS, AND IT IS THE TENTH OF THE YEAR FOR EZELL, IT IS 10-1. THIRD HOMER TODAY FOR THE HOGS.>>Todd: ARKANSAS KNOWS THAT THEY ARE PREDOMINANTLY GOING TO GET FAST BALLS, THROWING A LOT OF FASTBALLS. AND TREVOROR EZELL, A NO-NO TO A LEFT-HANDED HITTER. HE GETS IT. FOUR BATS IN A ROW WHERE HE LEAVES IT UP, AND ARKANSAS NOW IN DOUBLE I DIGITS.>>Clay: MAN HAS HE BEEN GOOD. AND SO HAS CASEY MARTIN TODAY. HE HAS A COUPLE OF HITS, A COUPLE OF RUNS BATTED IN. BREAKING OUT OF A 1 FOR 23 SLUMP AT HE CAME INTO THE SUPER REGIONAL SERIES WITH. GOING TO SKY TO THE INFIELD HER HERE. EVERYBODY OFF, THE FIRST BASEMAN ZABOWSKI, AND THERE IS A COLLISION. OLE MISS IS ABLE TO GET THE OUT. BUT KESSINGER IS SLOW TO GET UP. AND TO THE OLE MISS ARE CONCERNED. EVERYBODY CONVERGING TO CATCH THAT POP UP. ZABOWSKI GOT THE OUT, BUT AT WHAT COST? KESSINGER IS STILL SHAKEN UP.>>Todd: THAT ONE IS TOUGH, LOOK AT WHERE HE IS STANDING VERSUS WHERE HE STARTS, THE SHORTSTOP POSITION, AND EVERYBODY HASS TO MAKE SURE THEY KEEP THEIR EYE ON THE BALL. NOBODY IS CALLING IT, YOU ASSUME THAT THE SECOND BASEMAN HAD THE FIRST PLAY, BUT HE BACKS UP THE START. AND RIGHT THERE AT THE END, NOBODY CALLING THE BASEBALL, AND AT THE VERY END, EVERYBODY IS CALLING IT, BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL UNDERAR IT. IN THE BIGNESS FOR THE FIRST BASEMAN, BUT THAT IS A TOUGH PLAY. DISPUTES –>>Clay: IS THERE SOMEBODY ON THAT PLAY?>>Todd: WITH THE SCORECARD, THE HIGHER NUMBER HAS TO LOOK AT EVERYBODY ELSE TO BEAT THE SHORTSTOP. AND THAT BALL WAS MORE TOWARD SECOND BASE, BUT YOU TAKE THE BATTER UP FIRST. KESSINGER IS TRACKING IT. ZABOWSKI IS TRACKING IT. BUT AGAIN, THE LATE BREAK, THOUGHT THAT HE WAS GOING TO CATCH IT, HE SHIES AWAY FROM IT A LITTLE BIT. THAT IS A BALL THAT NOBODY CAN CALL UNTIL THEY ARE UNDERT IT,, AND WHEN YOU ARE, IT IS A UNISON OF CALLS. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS. YOU END UP IN A LOT OF CASES RUNNING INTO EACH OTHER. UNFORTUNATELY FOR OLE MISS, THEY MADE THE PLAY.>>Clay: EVERYBODY SHOUTING AT THE SAME TIME. GOODHEART WITH THE 2-RUN HOMER IN THE FOURTH INNING. THAT WAS HIS LAST AT-BAT. HAD AN RBI GROUND OUT IN THE SECOND INNING AS WELL. SO THREE RUNS BATTED IN FOR GOODHEART SO FAR. AND ANOTHER BASE HIT FOR ARKANSAS. AND THIS WAS NOT A COLLISION, BUT A MISSED OPPORTUNITY FOR SURE FROM ARKANSAS. THE BIGGEST MISSED OPPORTUNITY AND ARKANSAS TEAM HISTORY.OR>>Clay: SHADING TO THE LEFT, HAD TO RUN ALL THE WAY OVER, ERIC COLE FROM RIGHT FIELD COMING IN. AND FOR THE COLLISION, DON’T RUN INTO GUYS BIGGER THAN YOU. LOOKING AT LARRY WALKER AND TODD IN COLORADO, THAT IS NO FUN. SHRAPNEL EVERYWHERE, BUT THAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU THINK ABOUT AS AN INFIELDER, THE COLLISION, BUT TRYING TO KEEP YOUR EYES ONY THE BALL THE ENTIRE WAY. IF YOU RUN AS FAR AS HE HAD TO DO IN THAT PLAY, YOUR THIGHS ARE BOUNCING AROUND, YOU’RE WAITING FOR SOMEBODY TO CALL YOU OFF, AND THE BALL IS MOVING ABOUT FIVE OR 6 FEET FROM THE STANDS BACK IN THE FIELD OF PLAY, IT IS JUST A REAL DIFFICULT PLAY TO MAKE.>>Clay: SO BIANCO WILL BRING IN KALEB HILL, THE FRESHMAN LEFT-HANDER. AS WITH ETHRIDGE LEAVING EARLY, HE GETS TYLER MYERS TO EAT A COUPLE OF INNINGS. AND NOW HE IS GOING HOPE THAT KALEB HILL CAN DO THE SAME. ASTH WE UPDATE YOU ON THE ROAD O OMAHA, THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES. MICHIGAN WITH AN UPSET LAST NIGHT. TRYING TO KNOCK DOWN THE NUMBER ONE NATIONAL SEED UCLA LATER TONIGHT. AT TEXAS TECH TRYING TO MOVE TO OMAHA AGAIN AS THEY HAVE A 1-0 SERIES LEAD ON OKLAHOMA STATE. VANDERBILT AND DUKE, 1-0 DUKE IN THAT SERIES, NORTH CAROLINA TRYING TO BE THE FIRST TEAM TO PUNCH A TICKET TO OMAHA, STAMFORD-MISSISSIPPI STATE HAS BEEN MOVED TO 8:00 EASTERN TONIGHT BECAUSE OF RAIN IN STARKVILLE. AND IN CHAPEL HILL IT IS NORTH CAROLINA MEETING AUBURNN 4-2, THAT GAME IS ON ESPN2. ALL OF THESE SERIES AND THE SUPERSN 2 OUT OF 3. THE FRESHMAN FROM RIGHT HERE IN ARKANSAS, 1 OF 3 ARKANSAS NATIVES ON THE ROSTER.>>Todd: SIX WALKS, 14 STRIKEOUTS. AND GETTING A LOT OF EXPERIENCE HERE IN THE SUPER REGIONAL AS A FRESHMAN. GOING WITH THE TYLER MYERS, THIS GAME IS A LITTLE BIT OUT OF HAND, HOPING THAT KALEB HILL CAN EAT UP SOME INNINGS FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.>>Clay: BECAUSE BIANCO DOES NOT B WANT TO USE MILLER, AND AGAIN, AS LOPSIDED AS THIS GAME IS NOW, IT IS UNLIKELY THAT WE WILL SEE THOSE GUYS. FIRST APPEARANCE FOR HILL SINCE MAY 25TH AGAINST GEORGIA IN THE SEC TOURNAMENT. AS FLETCHER FOULS OFF THE FIRST PITCH HEER SEES. AND FOR SURE 1 FOR 2. 2>>Todd: GOOD MOMENT TO BRING IN THE LEFTIES AS WELL. FIRST AND ON DECK. AND IN THE HOLE, SWITCH-HITTING OPIZ. BUT THREE LEFTIES IN A ROW FOR HILL.>>Clay: SINCE 1999 WHEN THE FOR WAS INTRODUCED, THEY ARE OF AN REGIONALS HITTING SEC OPPONENTS. THE HOME TEAMM HAS ONE MAN SIX F THE PREVIOUS SEVEN. INCLUDING ALL SIX POSTSEASON BY A NATIONAL SERIES.TS ARKANSAS WITH ITS 11TH HIT TODAY, GOODHEART THOUGHT TO GO TO THE THIRD, BUT HE WILL STAY AT SECOND. FLETCHER, HIS SECOND SINGLE. FOR MORE COVERAGE OF THEAG DIVISION I BASEBALL TOURNAMENT AND THE INTERACTIVERN BRACKETS,O TO NCAA.com. WHEN TYLER MYERS WAS GREETED RUDELY, HE GETS HIT HARD, THE FIRST BATTER HE FACES, A SINGLE DISSENTER.>>Todd: YOU GET THE FEELING YOU CAN THROW JOHNSON OUT THERET IT WILL BE TOUGH TO GET ANYBODY OUT OF THE LINEUP. IT TALKED ABOUT BEING CONTAGIOUS, TRULY IS IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, 11 HITS ALREADS FOR ARKANSAS, WE ARE ONLY IN THE SIXTH.>>Clay: KIERSTAD NOT A HIT YET TODAY, REACHED ON THE THIRD, AND WAS STRANDED. AND THEN GROUNDED INTO A 4-6-3 DOUBLE ENDING PLAY IN THE FOURTH. KIERSTAD AS I WAS TALKING ABOUT EARLIER HAS HIT SOME MONTHS OR HOMERS THIS YEAR, HE HAD A 435-FOOT HOMER BACK IN MARCH. JUST AWESOME POWER FOR THE SOPHOMORE FROM TEXAS.>>Todd: WHAT YOU LIKE ABOUT HIM IS HIS ABILITY TO HIT THE BALL THE OTHER WAY. LIKE WE SAW TREVOR EZELL IN THE FIRST INNING, GOING THE OTHER WAY, ENCOURAGING THE ABILITY TO HIT IT TO E ALL FIELDS, IT’S ALL ABOUT STAYING BACK ON THE OFF-SPEED, BUT BEING QUICK ENOUGH TO REACT TO A FASTBALL ON THE INSIDE CORNER. AND HE CAN DO THAT. HE HANDLES THEM WELL, AND LOOKS UP THE OTHER WAY. THE POWER WILL COME, HAS A HIGH AMOUNT OFME STRIKEOUTS, BUT CUTS IT DOWN. WITH THE APPROACH, GOING TO BE SPECIAL.>>Clay: HE DOES NOT HAVE A HOMER TODAY, BUT ARKANSAS HAS THREE AS A TEAM, THIS IS THE TENTH GAME THIS YEAR WITH THREE OR MORE HOMERS FOR THE HOGS. THEY NOW HAVE 84 ON THE YEAR. GROUND BALL ON THE RIGHT SIDE. AND COVERING, WELL DONE TO GET THE OUTCOME OF TWO AWAY, GOING THE THIRD IS GOODHEART, FLETCHER IS AT SECOND.>>Todd: A GOOD READ FOR CALEB AS HE IS COMING DOWN THE FIRST BASELINE. KIND OF TURNING INTO A QUARTERBACK ON THE OPTION PLAY. A NICE JOB IHE KALEB HILL FOR TE SECOND OUT.>>Clay: KENLEY IS UP, HE HAS THE 3-RUN HOMER. ANDOM TWO FLY OUTS. FIRST PITCH FROM HILL IS OUTSID OUTSIDE. IT’S GOING TO BE FRESHMAN LEFT-HANDER WITHIN THE ERA UNDEE WITH 3 WILL BE ANOTHER FRESHMAN. THE FORMER FIRST-ROUND PICK. SO MIKE BIANCO HAS SOME GREAT START. GUYS WHO HAVE PROVEN TO BE EFFECTIVE. AND WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE, BUT HE DOES NOT WANT TO HAPPEN IS ONE, TO BURN TOO MANY BULLPEN ARMS. HE>>Todd: HE WILL STAY AWAY FROM THE GUYS THAT HE THINKS HE IS GOING TO USE, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ISOS IS A LEFT-HANDER, YOU LOOK AT THE LINE IT FOUR LEFTIES IN A ROW, THEY ARE ALL LEFTIES, SO THEY SHOULD FACE A REALLY GOOD ONE COME THE FRESHMAN TOMORROW. TIGHT ROPE WALKER. THE NORMAL LEFT-HANDER.>>Clay: YOU SEE THAT ON A LOT OF RESUMES.>>Todd: THEY LOVE HIM, BECAUSE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT STAYING EVEN.CA IT IS SUCH A ROLLER COASTER RIDE, EMOTIONALLY IF YOU CANNOT GET TOO HIGH OR TOO LOW, THEY ARE MORE LOWS AND HIGHS IN BASEBALL. THIS IS A FAILURE SPORT. DOUG JUST TAKES IT IN STRIDE PRETTY HAS BEEN I VERY GOOD.>>Clay: WE TALK ABOUT WILL AETHRIDGE MISSING HIS STORAGE BECAUSE OF SOME BLISTER PROBLEMS, BUT HE WAS GOOD HERE IN MARCH AND WILL HOPEFULLY LOOY AT IT TOMORROW. ARKANSAS IS TO BE DETERMINED. FOR GAMES 2 AND 3. WE CAN GUESS. WE HAVE A PRETTY GOOD GUESS. EZELL P TALK TO VAN HORN ABOUT THAT, AND YOU HAVE YOUR FIRST DAY STARTER, EVERYBODY ELSE IS DY AVAILABLE. OR THAT’S WHAT HEE SAID. WE LOOK AT THE LINER, THE QUICK LINE L OF IT. LOOKING AT IT DURING THE COURSE OF THE YEAR, AND NOLAN WILL BE OUT OF THE PEN N IF HE DOES NOT PITCHING GAME TWO, HE WOULD START GAME 3. W HERE HE IS RIGHT THERE. ALSO A QUARTERBACK. ALSO A FRESHMAN, THOSE HAVE BEEN REALLY GOOD FOR THE STARTING ROTATION FOR ARKANSAS.>>Clay: OUTSIDE TO OPIZ, BASES LOADED FOR ARKANSAS. IT IS ALREADY A LOPSIDED GAME, HE COULD GET MORE LOPSIDED. OPIZ HAS A COUPLE OF HOME RUNS ON THE YEAR, THERE ARE THE BASES LOADED HATS THAT HAVE B BEEN A STORY IN FAYETTEVILLE.>>Todd: DID YOU WEAR THAT TO DINNER LAST NIGHT? I DID NOT KNOW WHAT THAT WAS.>>Clay: THOSE ARE BEER MUGS. IN THE DIRT, 3-1, AND NO PLACE FOR CASEY OPITZ. GOODHEART IS AT THIRD. DOMINIC FLETCHER IS AT SECOND, KENLEY AT FIRST. IT IS 11-1.>>Todd:d: WHEN YOU HAVE THE SQUEEZE AND THERE’S NOWHERE TO PUT THE GUY, I ALWAYS LIKE TO SAY FASTBALL, YOU THROW A CURVEBALL AND DON’T GET THE SWING AND MISS, NOW YOU’RE IN A POSITION AT 3-1 WERE NOT ONLY THAT HITTER SEES IT COMING, IT’S TOO DIFFICULT TO DO FOR ANYBODY. BUT STILL A FRESHMAN, THAT WAS A DIFFERENT AT-BAT, WALKING IN A RUN.>>Clay: AND BIANCO WILL MAKE ANOTHER PITCHING CHANGE. COMING OUT OF THE OLE MISS PEN, ANOTHER RUN IN IN THE SIXTH>>Clay: BACK HERE AT THE NCAA BASEBALL SUPER REGIONALS PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE. FORMER LSU TIGER TODD WALKER, I AM CLAY MATVICK, ITKE HAS BEEN L HOGS SINCE THE FIRST. AND NOW HERE TO WORK FOR OLE MISS, THE SOPHOMORE FROM CHICAGO.>>Todd: 16TH APPEARANCE, THE 6’4″ SOPHOMORE, GOING TO BE ALL AROUND THE FASTBALL. ONLY NINE WALKS THIS YEAR.>>Clay: TWO MORE FOR ARKANSAS ARKANSAS, CASEY OPITZ IS AT THE PLATE. PARDONON ME, NESBIT AT THE PLAT. 1 FOR 3 TODAY. ARKANSAS GOT FOUR IN THE FIRST. TWO AND THE SECOND, THREE IN THE FOURTH. AND TWO IN THE SIXTH. THE STARTER WILL ETHRIDGE FOR OLE MISS WAS UNCHARACTERISTICALLY LACKING COMMAND. HE LASTEDICG 3 1/3. NOW OLE MISS IS JUST TRYING TO LIMIT THE DAMAGE AND GET TO GAM. BECAUSE A COMEBACK WILL BE REALLY TOUGH IN THIS INENVIRONMENT.>>Todd: IF YOU REALLY, I MEAN WILL ETHRIDGE FELL BEHIND, LOOKING AT THE FASTBALL, DOUBLE. MADE A MISTAKE AHEAD OF THEM, GIVING UP THE BASE HIT. AND DOMINIC FLETCHER OFF OF THE DART IN FRONT OF THE MOUND, A GOOD HOP OVER.>>Clay: HIT FAIRLY DEEP TO THE POWER ALLEY AND LEFT CENTER, OLENEK RUNS IT DOWN, AND FINALLY OLE MISS IS OUT OF THE INNING, BUT TWO MORE COME>>WELCOME, EVERYONE, TO OMAHA, NEBRASKA. HOME OF THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES.>>IT IS GONE!>>GETS ONE TO HIT TO RIGHT! THIS ONE IS GONE! SPEAK OF THE BEAVERS ARE ON TOP OF THE COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD AGAIN! ♪ ♪>>Clay: 73RD COLLEGE WORLD SERIES STARTS ON JUNE JUNE 15TH. CAN’T WAIT. IT’S GOING TO BE A LOT OF FUN. IN OMAHA AGAIN THIS YEAR. AND ARKANSAS SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE WELL ON THEIR WAY TO GETTING A GAME 1 WIN IN THE SUPER REGIONAL. BEST 2 OUT OF 3 SERIES AGAINST THEIR ARCHRIVAL OLE MISS. AND THE HOGS 40-3 THIS YEAR WHEN LEADING AFTER SIX. AND LOOK AT THIS STATISTIC. 79% OF TEAMS THAT WIN GAME 1 OF THE SUPERS GO ON TO OMAHA. A LOT OF COLLEGE WORLD SERIES APPEARANCES IN ARKANSAS’ PAST, LOOKING TO ADD 2019 TO THAT LIS LIST. IT WILL BE THE TENTH TRIP FOR ARKANSAS IF THEY CAN GET IT DON DONE. ZABOWSKI LIFTING INTO FOUL GROUND. NESBIT MAKES THE CATCH. AND LET’S GO TO THE STUDIO FOR ANOTHER UPDATE, CHRIS COTTER.>>LOST IN ALL OF THE TALK ABOUT LOUISVILLE COMPLETING RUNS IS THE FACT THAT BOBBY MILLER HAS A NO-HITTER THROUGH SEVEN INNINGS. NOT A NO-HITTER IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT THROUGH 2012, AND NEVER IN THE SUPER REGIONAL. RIGHT NOW ON ESPNU.>>Clay: ALL RIGHT, THANKS, CHRIS. CHRIS.>>Todd: HE HAD A GOOD YEAR, AND GOOD WINDS. LOOKING AT THAT LOSS IN LOUISVILLE, WOW.>>Clay: POPPED UP. AND CALLING FOR IT IS MARTIN, THAT’S HOW YOU GET IT. WE CAN HEAR HIM IN THE BOX. EVERYBODY STAY AWAY, I GOT IT. TWO DOWN.>>Todd: A LITTLE BIT EASIER WHEN YOU KNOW YOU ARE CAMPED UNDER IT. JUST GETS UNDERNEATH.>>Clay: KEVIN GRAHAM WILL COME UP FOR OLE MISS.>>Todd: THAT WAS OLENEK, SORRY.>>Clay: ZABOWSKI AND OLENEK RETIRED QUICKLY HERE IN THE SEVENTH INNING. KEVIN GRAHAM 0 FOR 2, THE FRESHMAN WITH A COUPLE OF STRIKEOUTS TODAY. IT’S A ERIC CAMPBELL ALREADY WITH A QUALITY START HERE IN THIS BALL GAME, HIS 13TH QUALITY START IN 15 APPEARANCES.>>Todd: WE TALKED ABOUT THE VETERAN LINEUP FOR OLE MISS, THE BAD NEWS IS YOU LOSE A LOT OF THESE GUYS GOING INTO NEXT YEAR. THE FRESHMAN KEVIN GRAHAM WILL BE THE HEART OF THE LINEUP. THE SOPHOMORE SERVIDEO IN THE EIGHT HOLE, ALSO THE 3-HOLE, BUT ONLY THREE OF THESE GUYS ARE FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES, THE REST ARE JUNIORS AND SENIORS.>>Clay: GRAHAM HAS HAD SOME BIG HOME RUNS THIS YEAR, TWO IN THE SERIES WIN AGAINST LSU LAST MONTH. HE HOMERED IN THE SERIES CLINCHING GAME AGAINST ARKANSAS BACK IN MARCH. HOMERED AGAINST ARKANSAS ON THE SEC TOURNAMENT, BUT CAMPBELL HAS HAD HIS NUMBER TODAY.>>Todd: FALLING BEHIND HERE, SO YOU KNOW WHAT IS COMING FOR KEVIN GRAHAM, STAYING WITHIN YOURSELF AND DON’T TRY TO HIT IT TOO FAR. JUST MAKE SOLID CONTACT WITH THE FASTBALL.>>Clay: THIS IS GOING TO BE ANOTHER 1-2-3 INNING FOR ISAIAH CAMPBELL. JUST 11 PITCHES NEEDED TO GET OUT OF THE SEVENTH. HE IS ON CRUISE CONTROL HERE IN FAYETTEVILLE. ♪ ♪>>Clay: THE ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS CAME TO PLAY TODAY, ESPECIALLY AT THE PLATE. IN THE FIRST INNING, BEGINNING.>>Todd: TREVOR WITH THE DOUBLE RIGHT THERE. AND A FLINCH, AND GETTING THE CURVEBALL, THE 3-RUN HOMER PUTTING ARKANSAS AHEAD 4-1 IN THE FIRST INNING. AND THEY HAVE NOT STOPPED YET. ONLY ONE INNING, TWO INNINGS HAVE THEY NOT SCORED. THIS ARKANSAS A RAZORBACKS OFFENSE IS SPECIAL TODAY.>>Clay: MAX CAME ON IN RELIEF LAST INNING, FOURTH PITCHER FOR OLE MISS. NINE, ONE, TWO, ARKANSAS HAS SCORED 11 RUNS TODAY.NS SECOND TIME IN THIS TOURNAMENTRN THAT THEY HAVE SCORED 11 IN ONE GAME. THEY BEAT CENTRAL CONNECTICUT HERE OHE IN FAYETTEVILLE LAST W. 11-5 TO OPEN REGIONAL PAY.AY AND IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS WINS OVER TCU, 3-1, AND 6-0. CHRISTIAN FRANKLIN GOES DOWN ON STRIKES FOR THE SECOND TIMERI TODAY. ONE DOWN, AND EZELL COMING BACK UP. IT IS JUST MANY DOMINATING NCAA TOURNAMENT FOR ARKANSAS. EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE NOT THINKING ABOUT LAST YEAR ANDD WHAT HAPPENED IN OMAHA, THEY HAVE SAID THAT PUBLICLY. THEREAT DOES SEEM TO BE THAT MISSION TO GET BACK THERE AND TAKE CARE OF THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS.>>Todd: I THINK THE TALENT IS AL THE TALENT. YOU PLAY THE GAME THE SAME WAY. IT IS THE LITTLE THINGS, PROBABLY IN PRACTICE THAT YOU HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE EMOTION ABOUT BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR. THEY HAD IT 3-2 IN THE NINTH INNING OF GAME 2, LOSING TO OREGON STATE, BUT THEY ARE DEFINITELY ON A MISSION. ONLY EIGHT PLAYERS OFF OF THE ARKANSAS ROSTER HAD ANY COLLEGE OLWORLD SERIES EXPERIENCE FROM LAST YEAR. SO A LOT OF THEM HAVE NOT BEEN THERE BEFORE. DAVE VAN HORN CERTAINLY HAS. IF THAT’S THAT HE CAN RELAY TOCA THE GUYS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN THERE. I KNOW THE FIRST TIME I WENT TO OMAHA I KIND OF FELT LIKE I’D BEEN THERE BASED ON TALKING TO SKIP. AND MIKE WHO HAD BEEN THERE AND WAS OUR COACH AT LSU. GET A FEEL OF BEING THERE EVEN IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN WHEN YOU ARE AROUND GUYS LIKE DAVE VAN HORN. NATE THOMPSON, THE REST OF THOSE GUYS, THEY ARE SMART. THE COACHING STAFF AT ARKANSAS.>>Clay: LOOKING AT ALL OF THE APPEARANCES FOR ARKANSAS, GOING BACK TO 1973 WHEN NORMAN WAS THE HEAD COACH. ALLOTTED NATIONAL TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCE. EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE A LOT OF NEW FACES, AS HE MENTIONED IN THEON STARTING LINEUP. THIS IS A TEAM THAT IS GOING TO KNOW ITS WAY AROUND THE BIG O. SHOULD THEY GET THERE. ARKANSAS HAS HAD TWO HEAD BASEBALL COACHES SINCE 1970. BRIAN AND VAN HORN.>>Todd: WAS RECRUITED FROM HIM AT ARKANSAS.>>Clay: EZELL CUTS LOOSE AGAIN. ALREADY ONE HOMER, AND WHAT A CATCH BY OLENEK AND SENT HER TO STEAL THAT ONE FROM EZELL. OLENEK WITH A TERRIFIC DEFENSIVE PLAY, EVEN THOUGH OLE MISS IS DOWN, THEY ARE STILL PLAYING HARD.>>Todd: TREVOR EZELL WITH TWO DOUBLES, HITS THIS FALL ALL THE WAY TO THE WALL, WHAT A DAGGER FOR A HITTER, BUT OLENEK CLIMBS THE WALL. WHAT O A GREAT PLAY BY THE SENIR FROM OLE MISS.>>Clay: YOU HAVE SAID IT BEFORE, OLENEK WAS NOT DRAFTED THIS YEAR, BUT WHAT A GREAT COLLEGE BASEBALL PLAYER, A GLUE GUY FOR FOUR YEARS. CIOFFI SAYS THANK YOU VERY MUCH, SHOULD HAVE BEEN A HOMER, BUT YOU BROUGHT IT BACK.>>Todd: THAT IS A HITTER TOO, OLENEK CAN SWING IT. HE CAN PLAY ANYWHERE ON THE FIELD. AND TO MAKE THAT PLAY WHICH WHAT LOOKS LIKE SOME OF THE BEST CENTER FIELD PLAYS YOU CAN NEVER SEE. MAKES IT LOOK EASY. PLAYING BASKETBALL IN HIGH SCHOOL TOO.>>Clay: RYAN OLENEK HAS PLAYED EVERYWHERE FOR OLE MISS IN HIS CAREER, WE HAVE SEEN THEM ON THE MOUND QUITE A BIT IN HIS CAREER, INCLUDING EIGHT TIMES THIS YEAR. AND HE WAS EVEN CLOSING GAMES FOR A WHILE. AND HE WILL BE A KEY MAN HERE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. PROVIDED OLE MISS DOES NOT COME BACK IN THIS GAME. IT COULD HAPPEN. YOU’RE GOING TO NEED SOME VETERAN LEADERSHIP COMING IN HERE FOR A DAY TWO.>>Todd: IT IS GREAT ABOUT THE PLAY IS THAT YOU ARE DOWN BY UP TO TEN. IT IS ONE OF THOSE DEALS WHERE DEFENSIVELY YOU START TO LOSE A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING. THEY WILL GET IT BACK AND STARTED TOMORROW. THAT’S NOT HARD TO DO, BUT IN THIS GAME IT IS DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN YOUR ENTHUSIASM. LOOK AT RYAN OLENEK PICKING THE GROUP UP.>>Clay: SEVEN AND THE BOOKS ON ARKANSAS, LET’S GO BACK TO THE STUDIO AND GET AN UPDATE WITH CHRIS.>>OKAY, BOBBY MILLER STILL HAS A NO-HITTER INTACT. BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH, 6-3 ON ASSISTED. RIGHT NOW THREE OUTS AWAY, THE FIRST NO-HITTER IN THE SUPER REGIONAL HISTORY ON ESPNU. BACK TO FAYETTEVILLE AFTER>>Clay: ONE AND ATMOSPHERE HERE IN FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS. WE GO TO THE EIGHTH C INNING, TE HOGS ROOTING AROUND PRETTY WELLG HERE TODAY. A LEADING 11-1 AND THE SUPER REGIONAL, IN FRONT OF 11,350 RABID FANS. MOST OF THEM ARKANSAS A RAZORBACK FANS. RUNNING INTO A FEW OLE MISS FOLKS COMING IN HERE TODAY. BUT THIS CROWD ENTERTAINED EARLY AND OFTEN AS ARKANSAS SCORED FOUR TIMES IN THE FIRST, HAVE NOT LOOKED BACK. GROUND BALL, AND COOPER JOHNSON MAKES A QUICK OUT TO START THE EIGHTH. ISAIAH CAMPBELL HAS BEEN DOMINANT ON THE MOUND. AND HE HAS BEEN GIVEN GREAT RUN SUPPORT TODAY.>>Todd: THAT GAVE THEM A LOT OF CONFIDENCE, ESPECIALLY GETTING FOUR RUNS IN THE FIRST FOR ARKANSAS, BUT HE CAN COME OUT THERE AND DO HIS THING. HE HAS BEEN SO ACCURATE. ONLY ONE WALK WAS SEVEN STRIKEOUTS. 7 1/3, AROUND THE PLATE. ESTABLISHING THE FASTBALL EARLY, SETTING UP THE OFF-SPEED. SOME SWING AND MISS SUPPLIER SULIST. THIS IS THE VETERAN PRESENCE THAT YOU WANT FROM AN ACE. IS HE A CAMPBELL EVERYTHING.>>Clay: NINTH GAME THIS SEASON WITH SEVEN OR MORE INNINGS PITCHED FOR CAMPBELL. SERVIDEO IS 0 FOR 2 AGAINST HIM WITH A STRIKEOUT. OLE MISS FOUR HITS TODAY. THE ONLY RUN COMING IN THE FIRST INNING ON A HOMER BY GRAE KESSINGER. SECOND AT-BAT OF THE DAY AGAINST CAMPBELL. AND IT LOOKED LIKE OLE MISS WAS ON THE RIGHT TRACK. CAMPBELL REGROUPED. AND SENT DOWN THE NEXT FOUR IN A ROW. HE HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING, AND HE HAS BEEN GETTING SOME PRETTY GOOD DEFENSE TOO. JACOB NESBIT MAKE IN THE CATCH C ON THE SERVIDEO POP FLY. THAT WAS NOT EASY.>>Todd: THAT IS SOME WILD HITTING FOR OLE MISS. ROBBING THE HOME RUN, AND THE FRESHMAN JACOB NESBIT WITH THE ROUTINE GRANTOR, GETTING THE FIRST OUT. HE KNOWS ISAIAH CAMPBELL IS NOT GOING TO GET IT AND HAS TO DIVE AND MAKE THAT PLAY FOR THE SECOND OUT. ANOTHER REASON WHY THEY MOVE JACK KENLEY OVER TO SECOND BASE. THEY KNEWON THAT HE COULD HANDLE THE SPOT. HE HAS DONE A NICE JOBOT AT THIRD BASE.>>Clay: THE WIND WAS PUSHING THAT ONE BACK TOWARDS THE THIRD BASE LINE. AND HE HANGS IN THERE AND MAKES THE CATCH.HA TWO DOWN, JACOB ADAMS AT THE PLATE. THE 9-TWO-HOLE HITTER, INFIELD SINGLE HIS LAST TIME UP. HE WILL FLY TO LEFT. AND THAT IS A CATCH. THE FRESHMAN WITH A GREAT TRY. THAT WAS A TOUGH PLAY.>>Todd: IT IS TOUGH BECAUSE YOU FEEL THE TRACK UNDER YOUR FEET. YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE CLOSE TO THE WALL, AND WHEN YOU START KEEPING COME OF THE MINUTE THAT YOU TAKE O YOUR EYES OFF THE BASEBALL TO FIND THE WALL IS WHEN YOU LOSE IT. HE IS TRYING TO KEEP HIS CONCENTRATION, BUT AT THE LAST SECOND BEFORE THE BALL GETS TO THE GLOVE, HE LOOKS DOWN TO SEE WHERE THE WALL IS. HE KNEW THAT HE WAS CLOSE.>>Clay: THE FOUL TERRITORYOR GET SMALLER AND SMALLER AS YOU GO DOWN THE LEFT FIELD LINE TOWARDS THE FOUL POLE.>>Todd: THERE WAS NOT A LOT OF ROOM TO OPERATE FOR FRANKLIN OVER THERE. AND THE TRACK CAME UP QUICK FOR FRANKLIN. WHEN YOU HAVE OTHER THOUGHTS ON HER MIND DISTRACTING YOU FROM CATCHING THE BASEBALL.>>Clay: EIGHT AND RO SENT DOWN BY ISAIAHla CAMPBELL. HE CAN GET THROUGH THIS ENDING, ALL INDICATIONS ARE THAT HE WILL.HA IT WILL BE HIS THIRD CAREER OUTING WITH EIGHT INNINGS PITCHED. AND HIS SECOND IN A ROW. TALK ABOUT BUCKLING DOWN FOR THE POSTSEASON. ISAIAH CAMPBELL HAS DONE THAT. 2-2 TO ADAMS. CHARGING GROUND BALL. HE HAS BEEN ACTIVE. NINE IN A ROW SENT DOWN BY CAMPBELL. LOCKED IN. ALL ARKANSAS.>>Announcer: THE NCAA BASEBALL SUPER REGIONAL STAR PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE. WHAT’S IN YOUR WALLET? AND IN PART BY EXPEDIA. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GO. AND TD AMERITRADE.>>Clay: SUCH A PLEASURE TO BE HERE IN FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WITH TODD WALKER, I AM CLAY MATVICK, AND HITTING HERE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH, TRYING TO TAKE A COMMANDING LEAD IN THE SUPER REGIONAL. THAT’S HOW YOU CAN DESCRIBE IT WITH THIS DOMINATING PERFORMANCE HERE IN THE FIRST GAME. AS MATT GOODHEART LEADS IT OFF, THE 2-RUN HOMER, AND A SINGLE IN HIS LAST TWO TRIPS. WE TALK ABOUT IT BEFORE COMING TO SEE TEAMS ADVANCING TO OMAHA 79% OF THE TIME WHEN THE WIN GAME 1 OF THE SUPER REGIONALS.>>Todd: IT’S BECAUSE YOU HAVE ALL OF THAT MOMENTUM. GAME 1, HAVING WON THIS GAME IS SO MUCH ABOUT EMOTION. ESPECIALLY AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL. AND FOR THESE KIDS, THEY PLAY OFF OF EMOTION. THEY ARE VERY GOOD BOTH SIDES, OLE MISS AND ARKANSAS. STARTS WITH PITCHING. AND YOU HAVE TO LIKE DOUG TOMORROW, THE LEFT-HANDER, THEY ARE MOSTLY LEFT HANDED IN THEIR LINEUP. SO I WOULD NOT COUNT OLE MISS OUT YET.>>Clay: THAT IS THE THIRD STRIKEOUT FOR CIOFFI. SO A PITCH TO DOMINIC FLETCHER. YES, HOPEFULLY OLE MISS CAN TAKE THE STOPPER. OTHERWISE THIS SEASON IS OVER.>>Todd: THEY CALL THEM A STOPPER. RANDY JOHNSON FOR THE DIAMONDBACKS ALL THOSE HERE. YOU GO ON SOME SLUMS WHERE YOU ARE NOT WINNING A LOT OF GAMES AND THEN YOU HAVE A REAL ARM ON THE MOUND AND THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. THAT’S WHY THEY PAY THEM A LOT OF MONEY AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL.>>Clay: FLY BALL DOWN THE LINE, THAT WILL SLICE FELL OFF OF THE BAT OF DOMINIC FLETCHER. A COUPLE OF HITS TODAY INCLUDING A RUN BATTED IN. THERE IS DOUG, THE FRESHMAN OUT OF FLORIDA. JUST 19 YEARS OLD, GOING TO BE PUT IN A BIG SPOT TOMORROW AS THE STARTER FOR MATVICK — OLE MISS. AND WE EXPECT ANOTHER FRESHMAN WILL GO FOR ARKANSAS, THE LEFT-HANDER HAS BEEN GOOD THIS YEAR. LET’S GO TO STUDIO AND TALK ABOUT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN AFTER THIS GAME IN FAYETTEVILLE.>>A LOT OF STORY LINES FOR SUPER REGIONAL WEEKEND, NONE MORE APPARENT THAN MIKE MARTIN, TRYING TO WIN AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, HIS FIRST IN THE FINAL SEASON OF FLORIDA STATE, THAT IS COMING UP NEXT. LSU, FLORIDA STATE ON FOX. HE MEANWHILE, THE NO-HITTER INTACT AS BOBBY MILLER TAKES AMOUNT IN THE NINTH ON THE ESPNU A LOT HAPPENING.>>Clay: NO DOUBT, LOUISVILLE HAS BEEN SO GOOD, THE PITCHING HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING. BOBBY MILLER, NOT EVEN THE ACE OF THAT STAFF OR THE LOUISVILLE CARDINALS HAS A NO-HITTER HERE IN THE SUPER REGIONALS GOING. OF COURSE THE ACC PITCHER OF THE YEAR THIS YEAR, AND DESERVEDLY SO, BUT IT IS ALL ABOUT BOBBY MILLER RIGHT NOW.>>Todd: THERE IS A LOT OF TALK ABOUT THE PAC-12 AND HOW THEY HAVE RESEARCH WITH UCLA AND STANFORD, AND GEORGIA STATE HAS BEEN ELIMINATED. HOW ABOUT THE ACC THIS YEAR? PUTTING ON A GREAT SHOW.>>Clay: GROUNDING OUT IN THE EIGHTH, THE LAST>>CHRIS COTTER IN STUDIO, BOBBY MILLER GAVE UP HIS NO-HITTER, HE WILL TAKE SOME SOLIS, A 12-RUN LEAD FOR THE CARDINALS IN THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH. THREE RUNS AWAY FROM ADVANCING TO THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES. BACK TO TODD AND CLAY IN FAYETTEVILLE.>>Clay: WHAT A SHOW BY BOBBY MILLER, WHAT A SHOW BY ISAIAH CAMPBELL, THE STARTER FOR ARKANSAS. GETS THOMAS DILLARD TO SCOTT TO LEFT. AND IT IS CARRYING, AND IT IS GONE, A HOME RUN FOR THE OLE MISS LEFT FIELDER. AND IT IS 11-2. BOTH RUNS HAVE COME ON HOMERS FOR THE REBELS HERE TODAY.>>Todd: THE 101ST PITCH FROM ISAIAH CAMPBELL IN THE NINTH, HE IS GOING TO THROW FASTBALLS. NOW NINE RUNS, TRYING TO SPOT IT LOW AND AWAY. BUT HE WAS TRYING TO EDGY BACK INSIDE, SPINNING ON THE FASTBALL AND CARRYING IT OUT TO LEFT FIELD, BUT ISAIAH CAMPBELL, HE DOES NOT WANT TO WALK ANYBODY, NOR DOES HE WANT TO FALL BEHIND. SO HE GOES PREDOMINANTLY WITH THE FASTBALLS FOR THE HITTERS.>>Clay: AND OLE MISS WILL SEND UP A PINCH HITTER, MICHAEL FITZSIMMONS. AND HE SWINGS AT THE FIRST PITCH. LONG RUN FOR KIERSTAD, HE WILL GET THERE. FIRST OUT. TONIGHT AFTER BOXING ON ESPN, STICK AROUND FOR “SPORTSCENTER” THEY WILL TAKE YOU INSIDE THE RING FOR AN INTERVIEW WITH THE UNDEFEATED HEAVYWEIGHT TYSON FURY, AND THE BEST OF UFC 238 AS WELL AS THE WARRIORS-RAPTORS WITH GAME 5 COMING UP. “”SPORTSCENTER”” . ISAIAH CAMPBELL,.>>Todd: JUST DOMINANT, THAT MAN. INCREDIBLE>>Clay: ISAIAH CAMPBELL 8 1/3 INNING, THAT IS A CAREER HIGH, JUST FIVE HITS HITS ALLOWE. A COUPLE OF RUNS, HE WALKED ONE, STRUCK OUT SEVEN. HE WAS IMPRESSIVE TODAY.>>Todd: HE WAS THE ACE, STAYED UNDER CONTROL THE ENTIRE GAME, DID NOT GET IN A PANIC. GIVING HIM SOME CONFIDENCE WITH THE RUNS, BUT THE FASTBALL WAS ELECTRIC FOR ISAIAH CAMPBELL, NOT ONLY IN AND OUT, BUT ELEVATED. THE CURVEBALL WAS GOOD, ONLY ONE WALK.>>Clay: CAPITAL ONE PLAYER OF THE GAME, ISAIAH CAMPBELL. NEVER HAD A COMPLETE GAME IN HIS CAREER, I BELIEVE HE COULD HAVE DONE SO TODAY. BUT DAVE VAN HORN ELECTS TO GO GET HIM AFTER 102 PITCHES, AND HE GETS THE STANDING OVATION FROM THE CROWD IN DOING SO.>>Clay: GROUND BALL. AND KEENAN PLAYS IT OUT. AND NOW OLE MISS IS DOWN TO THEIR LAST OUT. THE SOPHOMORE RIGHT-HANDER IS GOING TO GET THAT LAST OUT HERE FOR ARKANSAS. 24TH APPEARANCE ON THE MOUND FOR THE HOGS. THE CLOSER MATT CRONIN, NONE OF THOSE GUYS SEEN TODAY FROM BULLPEN STANDPOINT. THINGS ARE IN GREAT SHAPE FOR VAN HORN AND ARKANSAS.>>Todd: THERE JUST ASKING HIM TO THROW STRIKES, THAT’S WHAT HE DOES. PRETTY GOOD COMING FROM A QUARTER STINKER BALL GUY.>>Clay: THAT IS GOING TO BE A CROWD BALL. ZABOWSKI AT THE PLATE. 0 FOR 3 TODAY. IT HAS BEEN A TOUGH DAY ALL AROUND FOR SEVERAL OLE MISS HITTERS. WITH THE FIVE HITS. COMING UP IN JUST A FEW MINUTES, GAME 1 BETWEEN FLORIDA STATE AND LSU. IT SHOULD BE A GREAT ENVIRONMEN ENVIRONMENT. GAME 1 OF THAT SUPER REGIONAL WI BE BACK HERE TOMORROW AFTERNOON FOR GAME 2 OF THE SUPER. ON ESPN YOU.>>Todd: I DON’T KNOW IF YOU CAN FIND A HOTTER TEAM AT THIS MOMENT AND ARKANSAS OR DUKE THEN FLORIDA STATE WALKING INTO BATON ROUGE. THAT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT ONE.>>Clay: AND HE WALKED ZABOWSKI. TWO DOWN FOR OLENEK WHO MADE THAT GREAT CATCH IN CENTER FIELD. BACK IN THE SEVENTH INNING. SO THE CROWD TERRIFIC HERE TODAY. A BIG REASON THAT ARKANSAS GOT OUT TO A GREAT START. BECAUSE THEY TOOK THE MOMENTUM, AND TOOK THAT ENERGY FROM THE CROWD. WE WILL SEE IF IT RETURNS TOMORROW, 3:00 EASTERN TIME WILL BE THE FIRST PITCH FOR GAME 2 OF THE SUPER REGIONAL SERIES ON ESPNU.>>Todd: AS A PLAYER YOU FEEL THAT. YOU KNOW IT IS A SPECIAL TIME AND THE PEOPLE COME OUT AND WATCH YOU STAND IN LINE, THEY WERE HERE YESTERDAY STANDING IN LINE TO WATCH THE ARKANSAS TEAM PLAYER. AND THEY DID NOT DISAPPOINT.>>Clay: POPPED UP, THIS SHOULD DO IT. WHAT A DOMINATING PERFORMANCE IN GAME 1 OF THE SUPER. 11-2 ARKANSAS WITH THE WIN. THEY ARE NOW ONE VICTORY AWAY FROM GOING BACK TO OMAHA FOR THE TENTH TIME IN PROGRAM HISTORY. ISAIAH CAMPBELL WITH HIS 12TH WIN ON THE YEAR. HE WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. ISAIAH CAMPBELL JOINS US FROM THE DUGOUT ON A HEADSET. ISAIAH, CONGRATULATIONS ON THE VICTORY. GETTING WIN 1 IN THE SUPER REGIONAL IS SO IMPORTANT. WHAT WAS THE APPROACH TODAY AGAINST A TEAM THAT KNEW YOU PRETTY WELL?>>TAKE IT ONE PITCH AT A TIME. NOT LETTING THE ATMOSPHERE GET TOO BIG OR MAKING IT MORE THAN IT IS. IT’S JUST ANOTHER GAME AT A HOME STADIUM IN FRONT OF A GREAT CROWD. TAKING IT ONE PITCH AT A TIME, AND WHEN YOU HAVE IT LIKE THAT, YOU THROW STRIKES AND MAKE IT WORK.>>Todd: ISAIAH, WHAT WAS THE ONE PITCH, WE SAW THE FASTBALL NOT ONLY WORKING IN AND OUT, BUT ELEVATED. WHAT WAS WORKING FOR YOU TODAY?>>THE FASTBALL WAS WORKING REALLY WELL, THE SPLITTER WAS WORKING REALLY WELL, I HAVE ALWAYS HAD MY CUTTER-SLIDER PITCH, BUT TODAY THE COMMAND WAS NOT THERE. I HAD TO RELY ON THE CURVEBALL FOR THE OFF-SPEED.>>Todd: WE DON’T WANT TO WORK AHEAD OF OURSELVES, BUT YOU HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN OMAHA LAST YEAR, WILL THAT MEAN FOR YOUR TEAM TO GO BACK THIS YEAR?>>IT WOULD BE AWESOME, GO BACK-TO-BACK, WE HAVE NEVER DONE THAT.>>Clay: WE DO NOT KNOW WHO WILL GO TOMORROW, WHAT KIND OF THINGS CAN YOU SHARE WITH WHOMEVER STARTS ABOUT THE OLE MISS TEAM TO TRY TO GET YOU TO OMAHA TOMORROW?>>IT IS NOTHING ABOUT THE TEAM. WE HAVE PLAYED THEM ENOUGH THIS YEAR, JUST LIKE I SAID, DON’T MAKE THE STAGE TOO BIG. IT’S JUST ANOTHER GAME. TAKE A ONE PITCH AT A TIME. WHOEVER THROWS TOMORROW WILL BE REALLY GOOD.>>Clay: THE CROWD WAS TERRIFIC FOR YOU TODAY.>>IT HAS BEEN A SPECIAL FOUR YEARS HERE. I’M SAD TO SEE MY LAST OUTING HERE. BUT I’M GLAD THAT I WENT OUT IN THE SUPER REGIONAL.>>Clay: YOU WENT OUT LIKE A SHINING STAR HERE TODAY. CONGRATULATIONS, ISAIAH.>>THANK YOU.>>Clay: ISAIAH CAMPBELL WITH HIS 12TH WIN OF THE YEAR, NEVER FELT IN DOUBT OF HIM ONCE. AND TAKEN THE LEAD IN THE FIRST, WE’LL BE BACK HERE TOMORROW AT 3:00 EASTERN TIME FOR GAME TWO OF THE SERIES. OLE MISS WILL TRY TO FORCE A GAME 3. LSU-FLORIDA STATE COMING UP NEXT. BUT FOR RIGHT NOW WILL SEND YOU BACK TO THE STUDIO WITH CHRIS COTTER, WE SAY SO LONG FROM FAYETTEVILLE WHERE THE FINAL SCORE 11-2, ARKANSAS AND

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  1. Thanks Ryan. Was there for the beat down today. Going back to Baum tomorrow. WPS. Audio comes back at 6:00

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