HawgBeat Scoreboard: Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (Game 2, May 14, 2022)
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Scoring recap: Arkansas 11, Vanderbilt 6 (Game 2)

Follow along as Arkansas tries to even its series with Vanderbilt on Saturday.
Follow along as Arkansas tries to even its series with Vanderbilt on Saturday. (Arkansas Athletics)


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Pregame Stuff

With the Commodores starting a right-hander, Zack Gregory is back in the lineup. He replaces Chris Lanzilli.

Full lineups below.

B-1st: Arkansas 1, Vanderbilt 0

Arkansas has its first lead of the weekend thanks to a leadoff home run by Cayden Wallace, who hit the second pitch thrown by Chris McElvain into the left field bullpen.

T-3rd: Vanderbilt 5, Arkansas 1

Enrique Bradfield Jr. hit a slow chopper that just got over Hagen Smith's head and reached on an infield single. He then moved to second on what was essentially a swinging bunt by Jack Bulger and stole third, setting up a sacrifice fly by Dominic Keegan that tied the game.

With two outs, Javier Vaz hit a double off the wall in left and Spencer Jones - who was running on the pitch - scored easily from home to give Vanderbilt the lead.

Smith was one strike away from ending the inning, but T.J. McKenzie hit a slow ground ball that got through the right side, beating the shift. It resulted in an RBI and chased Smith from the game.

Zack Morris entered the game and promptly gave up a two-run double to Tate Kolwyck.

B-3rd: Vanderbilt 5, Arkansas 2

Arkansas was on the verge of wasting a leadoff walk by Jalen Battles, but Michael Turner hit a two-out single through the right side. It looked like it was going to put runners on the corners, but the ball got under Spencer Jones' glove. The error allowed Battles to score and put Turner on third.

B-4th: Arkansas 6, Vanderbilt 5

Three straight walks by Chris McElvain loaded the bases with one out. Zack Gregory worked the count full before hitting a fly ball into center that was plenty deep for a sacrifice.

Cayden Wallace followed with an opposite-field, three-run home run to give Arkansas the lead.

B-5th: Arkansas 8, Vanderbilt 5

A pair of walks led to another couple of runs for Arkansas, as Jace Bohrofen drove them in with a two-out double.

T-6th: Arkansas 8, Vanderbilt 6

Tate Kolwyck got one of the those runs back with a one-out solo home run.


B-6th: Arkansas 9, Vanderbilt 6

When play resumed Sunday, Patrick Reilly promptly hit Zack Gregory with a pitch and walked Cayden Wallace, prompting a pitching change. Brett Hansen got Michael Turner to ground into a double play, but Gregory moved to third on the play. That allowed him to score on a wild pitch during Robert Moore's at bat.

B-7th: Arkansas 11, Vanderbilt 6

Jalen Battles provided some insurance with a two-run home run.

FINAL - Arkansas 11, Vanderbilt 6


Arkansas (36-13, 16-9) vs. Vanderbilt (33-15, 13-12)

First pitch: 6:30 p.m. CT

Stream: SEC Network-Plus (link)

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Series Preview: Diamond Hogs vs. Vanderbilt

Pitching matchup

ARK: Fr. LHP Hagen Smith (12 G/12 GS, 3.79 ERA, 65 K/31 BB, 61.2 IP)

VAN: Jr. RHP Chris McElvain (12 G/12 GS, 3.48 ERA, 79 K/32 BB, 64.2 IP)

Key takeaways, box score from Arkansas' Game 1 loss to Vanderbilt

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Starting Lineups
Arkansas Vanderbilt

1. Cayden Wallace - 3B

1. Enrique Bradfield Jr. - CF

2. Michael Turner - C

2. Jack Bulger - C

3. Robert Moore - 2B

3. Spencer Jones - RF

4. Brady Slavens - 1B

4. Dominic Keegan - 1B

5. Kendall Diggs - DH

5. Javier Vaz - LF

6. Braydon Webb - CF

6. Davis Diaz - 3B

7. Jace Bohrofen - RF

7. T.J. McKenzie - DH

8. Jalen Battles - SS

8. Tate Kolwyck - 2B

9. Zack Gregory - LF

9. Carter Young - SS

Pitching: LHP Hagen Smith

Pitching: RHP Chris McElvain