Arkansas-Cal State Fullerton facts and figures

June, 13, 2009
Here are a few notes off Arkansas' 10-6 win over Cal State Fullerton in the College World Series opener. (Compiled by the NCAA.)

• Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn earned his first College World Series win. He was winless in his first six CWS games (0-2 with Nebraska in both 2001 and 2002 and 0-2 with Arkansas in 2004).

• All 10 of Arkansas' runs Saturday were driven in by the 3-4-5 hitters in the Razorbacks' lineup, as Scott Lyons, Andy Wilkins and Zack Cox went a combined 5-for-12 with two homers, 10 RBIs and three runs scored.

• Arkansas has scored at least seven runs in all six of its NCAA tournament games. Arkansas entered the CWS with the lowest batting average of the eight teams (.273) and is now batting .331 following Saturday's opener.

• Razorbacks first baseman Andy Wilkins has driven in at least four runs in a game for the sixth time this season, but the third time in NCAA tournament play. Wilkins is hitting .593 (16-for-27) with four homers and 17 RBIs in six NCAA games.

• Cal State Fullerton -- which suffered its fourth straight CWS loss, dating back to 2006 -- had allowed only 11 runs in its five NCAA tournament games prior to Saturday's game. The Titans had also not allowed more than four runs in any game before allowing five runs in the fourth inning against the Razorbacks.

• The seven runs allowed by Cal State Fullerton starter Noe Ramirez is the most he has allowed in any appearance this year. Ramirez's previous season high was five against Cal State Northridge on April 10. Ramirez had won his past six decisions, dating back to an April 4 loss.



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