Moore Hits For Cycle, Razorback Bats Explode In Win Against UCA

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The white-hot Razorbacks kept the pedal down Tuesday night with a convincing, eighth-straight win against in-state opponent Central Arkansas, 21-8. The Hogs notched season-high totals in hits and runs with 21 and 20, respectively.

The top-ranked team in Baseball America’s week seven poll put on a show offensively, highlighted by sophomore second baseman Robert Moore hitting for the cycle in just six innings. He finished 4-4 on the night with six RBIs, four runs scored, a walk and a hit by pitch.

Moore’s cycle was the first by a Razorback since Kyle Harris did it against Tennessee in 1994.

The Hogs scored in each of the first six innings, including two seven-run frames in the 4th and 6th innings, which opened up a double-digit lead before stretch time.

Junior shortstop Jalen Battles took the Bears deep twice in his first two at-bats of the night while designated hitter Charlie Welch, catcher Dylan Leach and Moore all added long balls, bringing Arkansas’s home-run count on the season to 45 and moving the Razorbacks into first place on the college baseball home run leaderboard.

The midweek matchup saw senior pitcher Kole Ramage earn the start, tossing four solid innings with a couple punch-outs, enough for the win. Relievers Caleb Bolden and Elijah Trest tag-teamed to finish the fifth inning and Trest handled the sixth, allowing the Razorback offense to extend the lead from six to 13 by the end of the frame.

Evan Gray, Evan Taylor and Gabriel Starks dealt three scoreless innings to finish off the win in style.

All nine Razorbacks in the starting lineup recorded at least one hit while eight knocked in at least one run.

Arkansas improved to 20-3 on the season and claimed the victory in the first ever meeting between Arkansas and UCA.