Sports / 

Bernal's double in 9th lifts Arkansas over Tennessee 2-1

Bernal's double in 9th lifts Arkansas over Tennessee 2-1


4 photos

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Michael Bernal's ninth-inning double scored the winning run to lead Arkansas over Tennessee 2-1 on Tuesday in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Arkansas (34-20) advances to face fourth-seeded Florida on Wednesday, when the tournament's format switches to double elimination. Tennessee (24-26) was eliminated.

Arkansas needed a two-out rally in the ninth to win. After the first two Razorbacks were retired, a Rick Nomura single, followed by Bernal's double to left field ended the game.

Trey Killian started on the mound for the Razorbacks, giving up just one run over 7-2/3 innings. Zach Jackson (5-0) earned the win, throwing 1-1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Tennessee swept Mississippi State last weekend to earn the final spot in the SEC tournament, but managed just four hits against the Razorbacks.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Photos

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast