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Razorbacks move on to regional final

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Arkansas Athletics
Photo: Sue Ogrocki | AP

STILLWATER, Okla. -- The second-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks (37-22) continue to deliver come-from-behind postseason victories, this time using a five-run eighth inning to post a 7-5 victory over one-seed Oklahoma State (38-19) and advance to the Stillwater Regional final.

Arkansas advances to its sixth consecutive NCAA Regional final and will play on Sunday at 6 p.m. against the winner of the Oklahoma State vs. St. John's game. Television coverage will be determined later.

The Razorbacks entered the eighth trailing 4-2 but plated five runs in the frame to take the lead. Carson Shaddy pinch hit to lead off the inning and battled through a nine-pitch at bat to earn a walk. A single from Joe Serrano, a throwing error and wild pitch later and Arkansas had tied the game. When the damage was finally done, Arkansas had scored five runs on three hits, two walks, two errors, a stolen base and a wild pitch.

Serrano set the table from the leadoff position, reaching base four times. He had three base hits including his 11th double of the season.

Zach Jackson earned the save with two innings and just one unearned run. Five of the six outs he recorded were strikeouts.

The win marks the third come-from-behind victory in Arkansas' past four NCAA Tournament wins. The Razorbacks also defeated Florida in this year's SEC Tournament despite trailing in the ninth inning.

The winner of the Stillwater Regional will meet the winner of the Springfield Regional next weekend.