Hunter Elliott, Ole Miss starter, shares keys to beating Arkansas and silencing the 'woo pigs'
The Arkansas Razorbacks made a statement on Saturday afternoon with their blowout 17-2 victory over the Stanford Cardinal. The Razorbacks returned to Charles Schwab Field in Omaha looking for retribution after having the 2021 season come to an abrupt end after losing to NC State in the Super Regionals.
Arkansas’ lineup is led by 3 players with 15 or more home runs on the season. Cayden Wallace (16), Braydon Webb (15) and Brady Slavens (15) have put on a show throughout the NCAA Tournament and look to continue their hot streak in Omaha.
Obviously, home runs have been down a bit for the Hogs in 2022. Every player in the Arkansas lineup is capable of hitting the long ball. That has drawn the attention of Ole Miss and its starting pitcher, Hunter Elliott. He had plenty to say about the Razorbacks offense and other things on Sunday:
“Just like any team, they’re pitchable,” he said. “The less home runs, the less runs you allow, the less woo pigs.”
Ole Miss SP Hunter Elliott was asked what he thought about the Arkansas lineup and the affect Razorback fans could have on his pitching.
"Just like any team, they're pitchable…The less home runs, the less runs you allow, the less woo pigs." pic.twitter.com/9m85occxcV
— Mason Choate (@ChoateMason) June 19, 2022
At times, Arkansas has struggled hitting sliders, curves and change ups. However, if there’s a fastball in the zone the Hogs will pick it up and make its opponent pay.
When the Hogs turned it on in the fifth inning on Saturday, Razorback fans started to be a little rowdy, too. They began to call the Hogs many of times throughout the remainder of the game, which added to the Omaha atmosphere.
Ole Miss and Arkansas will meet at 7 p.m. ET on Monday.