OMAHA — DJ Baxendale shut down the Golden Flashes of Kent State and Jake Wise drove in three runs as Arkansas won its first game at the 2012 College World Series 8-1.
Baxendale allowed just one run on three hits in six and one-third innings pitched.
Arkansas will face the winner of the South Carolina-Florida game on Monday, while Kent State gets the loser of that contest in an elimination game also on Monday.
Kevin Kugler and John Bishop called the action.
(Brian Anderson’s RBI single makes it 1-0 Arkansas)
(Jake Wise goes deep to make it 2-0)
(Joe Serrano drives in a run to make it 3-0 Razorbacks)
(Jimmy Rider gets a run back with a home run for the Golden Flashes)
(Matt Vinson’s 2-run double makes it 5-1 Arkansas)
(Jake Wise drives in two with a single to make it 8-1)
(Arkansas gets the final out and wins the game)
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