Cronin, Razorbacks headed to College World Series

Matt Cronin helped Arkansas seal the deal on a College World Series bid Monday night.

In front of a crowd of 11,217 at Baum Stadium, Cronin pitched the final inning of a 14-4 win over South Carolina in a decisive game three of the Super Regional in Fayetteville.

The former Navarre standout faced four batters and did not give up a run or a hit. He struck out one and walked one as the Razorbacks punched their ticket to Omaha for the first time since 2015.

Cronin has become a top-notch closer for the Razorbacks this season, racking up 12 saves, one shy of the single-season school record. He also has a 2-1 record with a 2.98 ERA. He has struck out 52 batters in 42 1/3 innings of work.

The Razorbacks now meet Texas in an opening round game of the CWS, which begins Saturday. Arkansas will be playing in the CWS for the ninth time in its program’s history.

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