BERKELEY, Calif. – The No. 24 Arkansas baseball team (8-3) blanked Tulane (9-4) 4-0 on Saturday afternoon at Evans Diamond on the campus of the University of California during the second day of the Cal Baseball Classic.
Freshman right-handed pitcher Zach Jackson (1-0) earned the win after a career-long, 3.2-inning outing in relief. The Berryhill, Okla., native struck out two while allowing three hits and no runs. Jackson has thrown 12.1 innings this season over four appearances without allowing an earned run. Junior right hander Jacob Stone earned his first save as a Razorback. Stone finished the final 2.1 innings after being called from the bullpen with two runners on and two outs in the seventh inning. Left-handed pitcher Colin Poché made his first start of the season and allowed just one hit in 3.0 shutout innings.
Junior Joe Serrano drove in three of Arkansas' runs. The Tucson, Ariz., native knocked in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the fifth inning and added another RBI on a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Michael Bernal scored two runs, and Jake Wise scored the other run and led the Razorbacks with two hits during the game.
Arkansas wraps up the Cal Baseball Classic schedule Sunday with a doubleheader against host Cal. Game one begins at 3 p.m. CT.