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Alabama drops second game to Arkansas

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Arkansas starter Ryne Stanek held the Alabama bats in check for eight innings and the No. 9-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks posted a 6-0 Southeastern Conference victory over the No. 22 ranked Crimson Tide on Friday night from Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The loss drops Alabama to 19-13 overall and 7-4 in the SEC, and Arkansas rises to 23-8 overall and 8-3 in conference play.

Stanek (3-2) earned the win after pitching eight shutout innings for the Razorbacks, giving up only four hits and surrendering no walks with five strikeouts. Michael Gunn struck out one Alabama batter in a perfect final frame for Arkansas to complete the shutout.

Sophomore south paw Jon Keller (3-4) picked up the loss in his eighth start of the year, giving the Tide six innings of work and allowing four runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk. Keller struck out seven of the 27 batters he faced and threw a total of104 pitches. Sophomore righty Jay Shaw allowed two runs in his 1.1 innings, and freshmen Mitch Greer and Mike Oczypok combined to pitch a final 1.2 scoreless innings.

COURTESY: Alabama Media Relations

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