Weekend wins: Razorbacks dominate across sports

(Arkansas Athletics)

The Arkansas Razorbacks delivered a series of dominant performances across multiple sports over the weekend.

The Gymbacks achieved a significant victory against the No. 6 Kentucky Wildcats, marking their highest ranked win in eight years with a score of 197.400. The win included a new program record of 19.675 on the floor, with Frankie Price tying the program and her career-high with a 9.975 on the floor.

In baseball, starting pitcher Hagen Smith matched the single-game program record with 17 strikeouts in a 5-4 win over Oregon State, starting the game with 15 consecutive strikeouts. The Razorbacks’ pitching staff set another record with 25 combined strikeouts in their 2-1 loss Oklahoma State, while Mason Molina contributed 10 strikeouts in a 4-3 win over Michigan.

The Razorback men’s basketball team secured an 88-73 victory over Missouri, with Khalif Battle scoring 42 points, the second-highest in an SEC game for an Arkansas player and tying the season’s SEC high. Battle also matched his career-high with six 3-pointers.

Razorback softball saw pitcher Robyn Herron throw the program’s second perfect game against Illinois State, striking out 11 batters in a 7-0 win. This marked Herron’s second double-digit strikeout game of the season.

At the SEC Indoor Championships, both the men’s and women’s track and field teams triumphed, with the men’s team earning their fifth consecutive title and the women’s team securing their 14th, this time under the leadership of new head coach Chris Johnson. The men’s team won by a margin of 57 points over Florida, scoring in 16 of 17 events, while the women’s team amassed 131 points, scoring in 14 of the 15 events they contested.