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Welch, Kopps send Razorbacks to Super Regionals with legendary nights

Welch’s pinch-hit three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth sent Baum-Walker Stadium into a frenzy before Kopps finished out his seven-inning relief appearance

FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas — Legends were made on Monday night.

Charlie Welch and Kevin Kopps solidified themselves as Razorback folk heroes in No. 1 Arkansas’ 6-2 win over No. 19 Nebraska to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals.

Welch’s pinch-hit three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth sent Baum-Walker Stadium into a frenzy before Kopps finished out his seven-inning relief appearance by slamming the door shut on the Cornhuskers in the ninth.

NCAA Fayetteville All-Regional Team
(As voted on by the media)

Position – Student-Athletes
Catcher – Griffin Everitt (Nebraska)
First Base – Luke Roskam (Nebraska)
Second Base – Robert Moore (Arkansas)
Shortstop – Jalen Battles (Arkansas)
Third Base – Brice Matthews (Nebraska)
Outfield – Matt Goodheart (Arkansas)
Outfield – Christian Franklin (Arkansas)
Outfield – Joe Acker (Nebraska)
Designated Hitter – Charlie Welch (Arkansas)

Starting Pitchers
Patrick Wicklander (Arkansas)
Ryan Fischer (NJIT)

Relief Pitchers
Kevin Kopps (Arkansas)
Spencer Schwellenbach (Nebraska)

Tournament MVP
Kevin Kopps (Arkansas)