Blaine Knight and Arkansas held Beavers 2B Nick Madrigal without a hit for the first time this postseason. Madrigal even popped off to Knight after lining out hard to second to end the fifth. Knight didn’t care.
“I just executed a pitch in because you had a hole in and look what you did,” Knight told me. "Don’t get me wrong, this dude is an incredible athlete. He went No. 4 overall for a reason and he can hit, but like I said, as long as I executed my pitch and not his I wasn’t worried about a thing tonight.
“I don’t care what they’re hitting as a team. I’ll make a statement. I haven’t backed down from anybody all year long and I wasn’t going to start now.”