HawgBeat Scoreboard: Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Kentucky Wildcats (Game 2 - March 19, 2022)
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Scoring Recap: Arkansas 9, Kentucky 3 (Game 2)

Arkansas and Kentucky play the second game of their SEC-opening series Saturday night.
Arkansas and Kentucky play the second game of their SEC-opening series Saturday night. (Arkansas Athletics)

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Pregame Stuff

For the first time this season, Dave Van Horn is using the exact same lineup as the previous game.

Full lineups are listed below.

B-1st: Arkansas 2, Kentucky 0

After notching three RBI hits in the first game of the series, Robert Moore got started early in Game 2. His two-out double drove in a pair of runs to give Arkansas the lead in the opening frame.

T-2nd: Arkansas 2, Kentucky 2

The Wildcats opened the second inning with back-to-back singles and then scored their first run when a blooper by Alonzo Rubalcaba fell in right field for another single.

With two outs, Kentucky ties it up with an RBI single by Ryan Ritter.

B-2nd: Arkansas 5, Kentucky 2

A solo home run by Braydon Webb - his second long ball of the week - puts Arkansas back on top.

After a pitching change with two outs, Cayden Wallace hit a single up the middle on the first pitch and Peyton Stovall followed with a two-run home run.

B-3rd: Arkansas 6, Kentucky 2

Chris Lanzilli drew a leadoff walk and then, with two outs, moved to second on a wild pitch. That allowed him to score when the Kentucky third baseman couldn't handle a sharp grounder by Jalen Battles. It's ruled an RBI single.

B-4th: Arkansas 8, Kentucky 2

With the bases loaded, Moore and Slavens drew back-to-back full-count walks to bring in two more runs.

T-6th: Arkansas 8, Kentucky 3

Hunter Jump hits a solo home run to cut the Wildcats' deficit to five.

B-6th: Arkansas 9, Kentucky 3

After loading the bases with one out, Arkansas scored just one run and it came on a sacrifice fly by Brady Slavens.

FINAL - Arkansas 9, Kentucky 3

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Arkansas (14-3) vs. Kentucky (14-5)

First pitch: 6:30 p.m. CT

Stream: SEC Network-Plus (link)

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Weather: Sunny, 64 degrees, 0% chance of rain, winds WNW 9 mph

Rivals Composite Poll

Pitching matchup

ARK: Fr. LHP Hagen Smith (4 G/4 GS, 2.66 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 25 K/9 BB, 20 1/3 IP)

KENT: So. LHP Magdiel Cotto (4 G/4 GS, 7.24 ERA, 1.83 WHIP, 16 K/10 BB, 13 2/3 IP)

Key takeaways, box score from Arkansas' Game 1 win over Kentucky

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Starting Lineups
Arkansas Kentucky

1. Cayden Wallace - 3B

1. Ryan Ritter - SS

2. Peyton Stovall - 1B

2. Chase Estep - 3B

3. Michael Turner - C

3. Jake Plastiak - 1B

4. Chris Lanzilli - RF

4. Adam Fogel - RF

5. Robert Moore - 2B

5. Hunter Jump - DH

6. Brady Slavens - DH

6. Daniel Harris IV - 2B

7. Jalen Battles - SS

7. Nolan McCarthy - LF

8. Braydon Webb - CF

8. Alonzo Rubalcaba - C

9. Zack Gregory - LF

9. John Thrasher - CF

Pitching: LHP Hagen Smith

Pitching: LHP Magdiel Cotto

Arkansas-Kentucky Stat Comparison
Stat Kentucky Arkansas

Batting average

.319

.281

Slugging percentage

.507

.463

On-base percentage

.419

.392

Home runs

23

20

Runs/game

8.7

7.4

ERA

5.39

3.06

WHIP

1.55

1.19

Strikeouts/9 innings

11.37

10.74

Strikeout-to-walk ratio

2.81

2.71

Fielding percentage

.974

.986

Stolen bases/game

1.11

0.65

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