FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Cameron Flynn hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and starting pitcher Corey Littrell got his fourth straight win as No. 1 Kentucky beat No. 9 Arkansas 2-1 win the nightcap and sweep a Southeastern Conference baseball doubleheader at Baum Stadium.
UK (32-5, 11-4 SEC) lost Friday, but still won a series at Arkansas for the first time since 2002.
The Wildcats won Saturday's first game 5-4. They built a 3-0 lead in the first with two hits and three Arkansas errors.
The Razorbacks came back to grab a 4-3 lead, including a two-run homer by Matt Reynolds, before UK scored two in the four when Thomas McCarthy and A.J. Reed knocked in runs with doubles.
McCarthy, the only Cat with two hits, and Austin Cousino both scored twice for the Kentucky.
UK starter Jerad Grundy had a tough time, allowing four runs in less than four innings, but relievers Chandler Shepherd and Tim Peterson shut Arkansas down, allowing only one hit in more than five innings. It was Chandler's first appearance in an SEC game.
The Wildcats have an 11-2 record in one-run games.
Littrell, a Louisville native who pitched at Trinity High School, worked 61⁄3 innings, allowing eight hits and one run, walking one and striking out three. The quality start was his sixth of the year and the 10th of sophomore's career, as well as the fourth straight series finale the lefthander has won.
Peterson, who got a save in the first game, also helped out Littrell in the nightcap, preventing Arkansas from scoring with a man on second and only one out.