Cronin headed back to Omaha with Razorbacks

A return trip to the College World Series is up next for Matt Cronin and the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Arkansas rolled past Mississippi 14-1 in the decisive third game of an NCAA Super Regional Monday afternoon at Baum Stadium.

The Navarre alum and ace closer of the Razorbacks worked the final inning of the victory. He faced four batters and struck out one. Baseball America named Cronin a second-team All-American.

The trip to Omaha, Neb., means Arkansas has an opportunity to win the national title it came so close to claiming a year ago when it finished as the national runner-up.

It also means the pro baseball career of Cronin is on hold for now. The Washington Nationals took him in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball Draft last week. He is the first from Navarre to be drafted into pro baseball.

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