Matt Hall throws 1-hitter, Missouri State beats Arkansas 3-1
FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Matt Hall threw a one-hitter and Missouri State beat Arkansas 3-1 on Saturday to even the NCAA super regional series.
The Bears (49-11) rebounded from an 18-4 loss in the opener to set up a third game with the Razorbacks (39-23) on Sunday for a spot in the College World Series.
Hall (12-2), the national leader in strikeouts, faced the minimum of 18 batters through the first six innings - allowing only a first-inning hit that was quickly negated with a double play. The left-hander finished with eight strikeouts, raising his total for the season to 171 in 125 innings.
Blake Graham had a pair of RBIs for Missouri State, which is seeking its second College World Series appearance - its first since 2003.