Arkansas homers past Florida in 9th

Arkansas homers past Florida in 9th

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Arkansas homers past Florida in 9th

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Arkansas’s Bobby Wernes (7) celebrates with Rick Nomura (1) after hitting a two-run homer to go ahead of Florida and hold on to win 7-6 during the ninth inning at the Southeastern Conference tournament Thursday at the Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala.

Arkansas’s Bobby Wernes (7) celebrates with Rick Nomura (1) after hitting a two-run homer to go ahead of Florida and hold on to win 7-6 during the ninth inning at the Southeastern Conference tournament Thursday at the Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala.

Arkansas used two homers in the ninth inning — including a go-ahead, two-run shot by Bobby Wernes — to beat Florida 7-6 in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

The Razorbacks (35-20) trailed for much of the game. Florida (40-16) used a three-run fifth inning to jump ahead 6-3 and looked in control until Arkansas’ stunning rally.

Arkansas trailed 6-4 entering the ninth before Andrew Benintendi led off with his league-leading 18th homer of the season to pull the Razorbacks within one.

One out later, Rick Nomura walked and then Wernes hit a homer over the left field fence that pushed Arkansas ahead 7-6.

Zach Jackson pitched a scoreless ninth for the Razorbacks to earn his sixth save.

Florida’s J.J. Schwarz finished with three hits, including two doubles, and drove in three runs.

The game lasted nearly four hours and didn’t end until about 1:30 a.m. local time.

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