Razorback fans react to 17-9 win over Southeast Missouri State in Fayetteville Regional opener

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the Diamond Hogs were certainly hot on the home run against Southeast Missouri State.

The Razorbacks defeated the Red Hawks 17-9, but the big score at the end didn’t mean it wasn’t a stressful game for Hog fans.

The Hogs were up 8-0 in the 2nd inning, but allowed SEMO to tie it 8-8 in the 5th inning.

Fans watching the game at Prospect Bar and Grill in Little Rock said, “This is what being a Hog fan is all about.”

“I watch every game and I can’t get enough of him,” Matt Morris said.

Morris said watching the Hogs face off at SEMO was nerve-wracking for him and other fans like Drew Hendrix.

“That’s what happens when you get to the postseason. Everything changes,” Hendrix said.

Hendrix said pitching has been the Hogs’ savior this season. Morris said it was their shot in the clutch.

“It’s a long season. You just have to ride the ups and downs and get hot at the right time,” Morris said.

Next up for the Hogs will be the winner of the No. 2 Louisiana Tech and No. 1 seed Kansas State. 3. First pitch for that match will be on Saturday at 8pm