Arkansas blasts No. 1 seed Florida 16-0 in SEC semifinals

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Tempers flared earlier after Dominic Fletcher's slide into second.

Freeman said after the game it was "a clean play". "We took our walks, but when runners got in scoring position, they kind of bared down more and attacked with fastball". He went in the way he was supposed to go in.

"I thought it ended up being a good game at the end", said Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn. The second baseman went into him. The SEC Network also reported that there were microphones on the umpires who referenced the pregame jawing and mentioned that warnings had been issued to both sides with the threat of ejections if there were further escalations.

Spanberger's three homers and seven RBI set SEC Tournament single-game records.

LSU freshman right-hander Eric Walker limited Arkansas to one run through 7.2 innings Sunday to lead the third-ranked Tigers to a 4-2 victory in the championship game of the 2017 SEC Tournament.

Spanberger was joined by Arkansas teammates Kacey Murphy and Luke Bonfield on the all-tournament team.

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Freshman Eric Walker limited the hot-hitting Hogs to one run in 7⅔ innings and No. 6 LSU downed No. 13 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 4-2 in the championship game of the SEC Tournament before a crowd of 13,128 at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

Shortstop Jax Biggers was omitted from the all-tourney team despite leading the tournament with 10 hits, going 10 for 20 (.500) in Hoover, including a tournament-record 3 triples. Fletcher needed to see just two pitches from Bulldog starter Jacob Billingsley before unloading his 11th home run of the year to break the 1-1 tie. Only one of the runs was earned as the Hogs committed a key error at the start of the inning that led to five of the first six batters to reach base. With two on and two out, the devil of the Razorback lineup, the big boppin Chad Spanberger came up to the plate. He and Arkansas' Spanberger each have 19 home runs this season.

Fletcher's home run came in the fourth inning to bring two more runs home and push Arkansas ahead 10-0.

Hunter Newman had a shaky ninth inning, allowing Eric Cole's two-out RBI single, before closing things out for his 10th save. John Parke allowed six runs in the second and third.

Kramer Robertson opened the inning with a single to right field on a 3-2 pitch, then third baseman Jared Gates mishandled Cole Freeman's routine grounder.

"I knew I couldn't just throw soft cookies in there because they would capitalize", Parrish said. Spanberger had no hits on the day, but he had struck out once and walked once. But for Spanberger, it certainly must have felt like he was living in a Nintendo game on Thursday.