Moore Strong Out Of Bullpen, Bats Active As Razorbacks Knock Off No. 5 Florida

by UA Media Relations  on Sunday, Apr. 29, 2012 7:14 am  

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Arkansas pitchers Randall Fant, Brandon Moore and Barrett Astin combined to allow one unearned run, while Dominic Ficociello went 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored as the 21st-ranked Razorbacks defeated No. 5 Florida, 5-1, on Saturday night at McKethan Stadium.

The Razorbacks improve to 30-13 overall and 10-10 in Southeastern Conference play, while the Gators fall to 33-11 and 12-8 in conference play.

Brandon Moore (4-1) was outstanding out of the bullpen en route to earning the win. Moore pitched five shutout innings, allowing just three hits and striking out two.

Barrett Astin closed the door in the ninth by tossing a hitless inning.

Fant started on the mound for Arkansas and was effective in his three innings of work. Fant gave up an unearned run on six hits and struck out four in three innings.

Florida starter Brian Johnson (5-3) suffered the loss. Johnson gave up five runs on eight hits with six strikeouts in 4.1 innings.

The Razorback offense pounded out 10 hits in the win. Ficociello had a team-high two hits with a RBI and a run scored in the victory. Jimmy Bosco, Michael Gunn and Matt Reynolds also had a hit and a RBI.

Mike Zunino had three hits to lead Florida at the plate. Brian Johnson went 2-for-4 with the only RBI of the game for the Gators.



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