The series, which saw Friday and Saturday’s games postponed due to below freezing temperatures, improved the Razorbacks’ record to 7-2 on the season with the doubleheader sweep on Sunday. The Hogs have reeled off four straight wins, while the Panthers dropped the first three games of their 2007 season.
Left-handed freshman Dallas Keuchel (1-0), out of
Todd fanned five of the seven UWM batters he faced. He has struck out 16 of the 26 hitters he has faced this season in 7.1 innings of work without issuing a walk.
The Hogs jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a little help from the Panthers. Tschepikow’s one-out single came around to score after an error on the UWM second baseman and a dropped fly ball to right field.
Freshman shortstop Tim Smalling extended the UA lead to 4-0 with his first career home run in the fourth inning. The
Secrist continued his hot hitting in the fifth inning with his first career home run, a solo shot into the Razorback bullpen in left field to push the lead to 5-0.
Panthers’ starting pitcher Mike Rauwerdink pitched five innings, surrendering 10 hits and five runs – three earned – on 83 pitches.
Jordan Herbert came on in relief in the sixth inning and allowed two runs on one hit, walking three. He pitched two innings of relief and gave up three total runs – two earned. Tim Hoy worked the final inning for the Panthers, striking out one and surrendering just one hit.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee scored its only run in the seventh inning with the help of a throwing error by freshly converted catcher Logan Forsythe.