COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Arkansas sent 12 batters to the plate in the top of the fourth and scored nine runs on the way to a 15-3 victory over South Carolina on Friday.
Arkansas starting pitcher Barrett Astin allowed three runs and six hits on 5 1-3 innings to earn the win.
South Carolina starter Evan Beal (2-1) went 3 2-3 innings, allowing eight runs and six hits with four walks and six strikeouts.
Arkansas had 13 hits overall, with South Carolina finishing with six.
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Six different Gamecocks had one hit apiece.
Arkansas improved to 15-7 overall and 2-2 in the SEC. South Carolina dropped to 18-4, 2-2.
The series continues at 3:15 p.m. Saturday.