Razorbacks eliminate Princeton from tournament


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- James Ewing hit a three-RBI double in
the eighth inning Saturday to lead Arkansas to a 6-2 win over
Princeton in Saturday's elimination game of the NCAA Fayetteville
Ewing's double ended a no-hit performance by Princeton's
Christian Staehely and ignited a five-run inning to give Arkansas a
lead it wouldn't relinquish.
Arkansas (39-20) will now play on Sunday against the loser of a
Saturday evening winner's-bracket game between Oklahoma State and
Oral Roberts, while Princeton (19-26-1) goes home.
Staehely (5-2), who only struck out three batters, induced 10
pop flys to keep Arkansas off balance offensively. After Ewing's
hit scored three runs in the eighth, Brian Walker sent home another
run with a double and Chris Hollensworth hit an RBI single to give
the Razorbacks a 5-2 lead.
Arkansas scored its last run in the ninth inning when Ewing
reached base on a double to right field and then scored on an
infield error from Princeton shortstop Dan DeGeorge.
Princeton's only two runs of the game came on a home run by
Spencer Lucian in the seventh inning. The Tigers left seven
baserunners stranded.
Reliever Brian McLelland (4-1) got the win after taking over in
the seventh inning and giving up no hits in two innings of work.