MANHATTAN, (AP) John Mullen went 3-for-4 with two RBIs as Bryant, from the Northeast Conference and making its first NCAA tournament appearance, defeated the SEC’s Arkansas 4-1 in the Manhattan Regional on Friday.
Kevin Brown hit an RBI single to break a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning, and Mullen followed with a run-scoring triple. Brian Anderson singled to put the Bulldogs (45-16-1) ahead by three runs.
Arkansas (37-21) scored its only run on a bases-loaded walk drawn by Jake Wise in the fifth inning, and was held to three hits by a group of three pitchers.
The Bulldogs tied the game in the sixth inning with an RBI single from Mullen. Brown also finished 3-for-4 in the win.
Salvatore Lisante (2-2) got the victory for Bryant, while Jalen Beeks (6-2) took the loss for the Razorbacks.