One out away. That's all that separated Lael Lockhart from starting Arkansas off with a perfect game to open their SEC Tournament run. But it was still a dominant night for the Hogs as seven different Razorbacks crossed home plate in an 11-2 win over Georgia.
One look at the box score and you know there were some fireworks in Hoover. Here are your highlights that lit up the night sky...
▶️ Any Means Necessary: With Arkansas clinging to a 1-0 lead early and runners on second and third, Jalen Battles popped up. Three Bulldogs were in the area but none of them could get it, helping propel a six-run inning for the Razorbacks.
▶️ Hammerin' In Hoover:Cullen Smith got all of this solo shot over the right field fence in the bottom of the fifth. My goodness.
▶️ Nearly Perfect:Lael Lockhart pitched a perfect game through the seventh inning and was one out away from the game ending on the 10-run rule. His final stat line? 23 batters faced, 11 strikeouts, two earned runs, and zero walks.
The Razorbacks face Vanderbilt tonight at 8:00pm CT in the next round of the SEC Tournament. You can watch the game on SEC Network.