FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The 15th-ranked Arkansas baseball team trailed Missouri 3-0 after the first two innings Friday night at Baum Stadium, but responded with seven unanswered runs, including a four-run sixth inning, to defeat the Tigers 7-6.
Missouri rallied in the ninth with three runs off two home runs, but closer Zach Jackson shut the door, facing two batters and getting two outs for his fourth save of the year.
Clark Eagan, Cullen Gassaway and Michael Bernal all tallied three hits in the game, combining for three RBI and two doubles. It's the second time this season that Arkansas has had three players with three hits in the same game. Nomura, Eagan and Carson Shaddy did it against Grambling State back on March 15.
Doug Willey earned the win for the Hogs, his second of the year, after tossing three scoreless innings out of the bullpen, giving up just one hit. Willey has yet to give up an earned run in 15.2 innings of work this season and is the only Razorback pitcher on staff with a 0.00 ERA.
Arkansas and Missouri will be back on the field Saturday for game two of the series at Baum Stadium. First pitch is slated for 7:30 p.m. and will be televised on the SEC Network.