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CWS Super Regional: #1 Arkansas loses game vs #16 NC State, 2-3, have been eliminated for CWS contention.

CWS Super Regional: #1 Arkansas loses game vs #16 NC State, 2-3, have been eliminated for CWS contention.

1-800-KDs-BRNR

I blame that jackass that wrote the "NC State is easier to beat than Nebraska" article after the first game. Definite jinx.


Kingofthewho5

I’m gonna spam that headline on every article posted here from that website going forward.


Creed1191

My heart goes out for Kopps. Poor kid broke down after walking off after playing his heart out.


OlduvaiMan

Same, the greatest Razorback to ever wear the uniform. Proud af of that man.


TendiesIntensified

I just threw up in my mouth a little


RZBKinCA

I just cried. I never cry.


ImamSarazen

Well, we looked shaky in the regionals so I'm not too surprised. Just too many batters hitting inconsistently and not enough quality depth in the pen. Feel bad for Kopps.


CommodoreN7

I really look forward to the day we can actually have something other than disappointment


TolstoysMyHomeboy

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory #justrazorbacksthings


MachoRandyManSavage_

It took me at least a year to get excited about anything sports related after 2018. We'll see what happens this time


Apollo_gentile

I think 2018 broke my spirit. I still follow all hog sports but I just don’t get as high about it anymore, my hopes of ever seeing a national title in any sport died with that pop up.


Kingofthewho5

I think it’s different for each sport for me. 2018 broke me for baseball. The end of Bielema broke me for football. Somehow still not broken in basketball.


AlwaysWithTheOpinion

Word!


Hershel92

Arkansas and disappointment seem to be too familiar with each other. It sucks.


pjbs0426

How old are you?🙄 shits been happening since the 80’s dude!


Hershel92

Haha Im old enough to remember The Clint Stoener Fumble against Tenessee. 🤣 Thats about as far back as I can think of.


pjbs0426

Lol! That’s far enough! The pain is real! I can go back to the ‘78 Orange Bowl (Hogs beat #3 OU 31-6). After that, it’s been hell for this Hog Fan! It’s all going to be ok, brother!


disappointedbeaver

Way earlier than that, lol


DumpsterChumpster

If we didn’t have the pitching outside of Wicky and Kopps for this game, we never would have made it through Omaha anyways.


Apollo_gentile

We weren’t making it through Omaha with only two main guys. We relied on HRs all year to cover our pitching weakness outside Kopps/Wick and Ameritrade is as anti HR a park as you get.


Powerlevel-9000

Pallette going down killed us. Plus Slavens never got his swing back from getting hurt in the SEC tourney. The grind of winning like that in the regular season makes it very hard to win in the postseason. This team and the 73 win Warriors team remind me of each other. Both historically good in the regular season but got banged up and tired at the wrong time.


DumpsterChumpster

Yeah. We aren’t a number one team with CF in a huge slump, Pallette out, and Slavens hobbled.


ProfDeLaPaz

I said almost this exact thing in the game thread and got down voted. At least some people agreed with me.


Recovery25

I've said many of the same things people are getting upvoted for saying in this thread. But I got downvoted for saying them when I did because I wasn't blindly optimistic about everything. This subreddit is dumb sometimes, they'll downvote you for something and then go parrot it after the fact. Like yesterday I voiced my worry about Kopps getting tired today, after pitching yesterday. Everyone was like "Nahhh, he's a machine. He's got this. He only threw like 20 pitches. He can go all game." Then people are in here or the game thread, bitching about how long DVH left him in the game. Or I voiced my worry after Nebraska about how we would hold up the farther we got in the supers or the CWS. Everyone was like "Nahhh, Nebraska was just better than everyone thought." Now everyone is acting like they knew we wouldn't make it to Omaha or far in the CWS.


OlduvaiMan

One of the most disappointing endings to a Razorback seasons in history (still doesn't top 2018). #1 overall seed, reg. season and tourney champs in the SEC just to lose to NC State after blowing them out 21-2 in game 1. Fuck it, Sam Pittman please god redeem this shit.


disappointedbeaver

Love Sam, but I don’t think our football program is at all in a position to redeem this. Doesn’t mean the season won’t be fun!


wedgiey1

And after this baseball season Nolan Richardson maintains the GOAT title for the Razorbacks coaches.


Jlive305

The GOAT Arkansas coach is John McDonnell.


wedgiey1

I assume that’s track & field? Still Nolan. Only one of the big sports undisputed national champion.


Jlive305

Now multiply that by 40. You can say “big sports” but the goat Arkansas coach is without a doubt McDonnell.


wedgiey1

Nobody outside of Arkansas cares about it though. Living in Texas the only thing I can point to is that basketball championship. And I know if DVH won the CWS this year everyone would be calling him the goat.


BokehJunkie

F’n A Cotton. F’n A.


Astorm67

It’s so hard to be a hog fan sometimes. Great seasons that get capped off with a disappointing end. Kopps is a bamf. Bats were pathetic. State had some good pitching.


KookooMoose

I honestly just can’t believe it.


Kingofthewho5

First time hog fan?


KookooMoose

My whole life, thanks. But this just feels like a bad dream. I watched 6 games this year in person (Baton Rouge series; SEC Tourney Thur/Frid/Sun) and had such an amazing time. They’ve brought me a lot of joy… but now the season’s over.


Kingofthewho5

After 2018 I can believe anything and everything.


TotesNotJeremiah

fuck


wheezymustafa

HOW


TolstoysMyHomeboy

They scored more runs apparently


pdeen5

Franklin going 0-14 with 12 Ks is just insane. Incredible year, anything besides winning it all was going to be a disappointment. It sucks all these other SEC teams are going to be in Omaha, and we just dominated them all year. I want DVH to get a ring so badly before he retires. Really thought this was our best team ever until Pallette went down.


Kingofthewho5

He needs to go to a different school if he wants a natty. Honestly.


pdeen5

LMAO


Slightlynerdy69

Every hogs fan rn: “how to deal with loss”


TolstoysMyHomeboy

Be sure and pick up my new book: "Next Year Will Be Our Year: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves"


OlduvaiMan

Alcohol: "Welcome back friend."


Jlive305

I’ll never hate being a hog fan. I’d rather lose every game cheering on Arkansas boys than cheer for anyone else. Woo pig.


MesoForm

Kopps did more than his job tonight. 3 runs in 8 full innings against a team hitting as hot as them is more than enough for what i consider to be one of if not the best offensive team we have ever had. What really sucked the life out of our offense was Slavens and Franklin being so shaky over the last 3-4 games. I legitimately feared NC state's 3-5 hole but that part of our lineup felt like a cake walk for them the last 2 games. But baseball is a fickle game. The better team does not always win, thats why the big leagues go 7 games. Either way im proud of this team and what they have accomplished and think they should still be considered one of the great teams!


Naes422

I hate being a Hogs fan some days and today is one of those days.


MantisTobaggan_MD

Let’s all remember what we were asking of this team… (for average) we were one of the worst hitting teams in the post season AND we struggled with a rotation all season. We lost this game because we didn’t get hits and we depended on 2 pitchers all season. They plagued us all year, not just today and yesterday


Mcdrogon

This team was special. Kopps was special today going 8 innings. Fact is, we couldn’t barrel the ball for any offense. Good luck NC State but I will never chear for you bc I’m salty rn.


flyin_hog

I hate to say it, but NC State was the better team in the series. When the front end of your lineup completely disappears, you aren’t going to win at this point in the season. It’s disappointing but it’s the simple truth of the matter. Kopps solidified his Golden Spikes award today (in my mind at least) with a gutsy performance and we couldn’t muster 3 runs. Sad way to see the best season in Hog history end.


ZombieUnderdog

Ughhhhhh


TheMawt

What an absolute disappointment. We wasted one of the best college pitching seasons of all time here. Horrible batting both of the last two games


catandthecradle

Welp... can’t say this outcome didn’t exist in my mind all season even being number one. The Razorbacks just seem to find a way to hurt me when it doesn’t seem possible.


DVHismydad

I’m 21 days sober and this is not easy. The woes of being a hog fan. Lmao. Shit hurts.


Naes422

Stay strong! You got this! First month is the hardest.


DVHismydad

Appreciate it, friend.


COHitt

Stay strong man we're all feeling the pain together


DVHismydad

Thanks buddy. I’ll be alright. There’s always next year.


Tuskodontist

Keep your head up! At the end of the day, these are kids playing a game, and a game is still just a game. Your health and wellbeing matter far more than any game ever will. Keep up the great work, doing all you can to make yourself the best version of you, and every Hog fan will call that a win!


pjbs0426

We’ll get through this together, brother! It’s all going to be alright! We can sit back and just watch some damn good baseball, now!


Zigtastic

The way she goes


RazorbackRN

I predicted us losing in Omaha. Turns out the hogs can still surprise me


Kingofthewho5

This team woulda went 0-2 in Omaha the way they been playing.


threaddew

Especially against Stanford. 0-2 blowouts both games


RZBKinCA

I predicted us winning in Omaha. I was not correct.


ROBWBEARD1

I'm honestly a little glad that it happened before fathers day.


Hudge_Baby

Outscored them 28-11 and still lost the series. Hogs gonna hog, as is tradition. Wasted the best pitching season in the history of our program


wedgiey1

Need the hitting to go with it.


Jantzen123

Why? Never lost a single series this WHOLE SEASON, ranked #1 thirteen weeks in a row, and this is the one time you decide not to show up?! All I have ever known from this team is failing when it matters. For some of the older fans you might be still living in the shadows of a certain fumble in 1998 and a dropped ball in 2018. As a younger fan I'm still stuck in 2018. I want my 1994 please! Just once let me know what it's like to be on top and not choke on the big stage!! 😭😭😭


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Jantzen123

You have seen so much pain...


OlduvaiMan

It's part of being a hog fan. We can't root for anyone else and we can't help but feel frustration at our inability to close it out. Hell of a season to these guys, and proud of the SEC 'chip. That being said, I wish I had never seen a clip of Kopps crying. Shit got to me more than anything else.


Scantron4Mallett

Dude same. I could have missed that brief clip and felt so much better about the season on the whole. That hurt me. I really hope his teammates rallied around him after that off-camera as I’m sure they did. This wasn’t on him. This was on our offense more than anything.


OlduvaiMan

Agreed, he's one of the greatest college players *in history.* Hope that man realizes what he means to our fanbase because seeing him like that is fucking brutal.


wheezymustafa

Well let’s just all move past this disappointment and look forward to football season amirite? Guys?


arkatopia

I live in austin and the locals are shaking in their boots


Nildrogon

College sports are so frustrating. I didn't care how good this team was, baseball is such a random sport that I never felt our chances of winning it all were very good. Too many things can go wrong in a best of 3 series. Even dominate teams won't win every game, or even 2 out of 7. Baseball just doesn't work that way. I'm not saying this team would have even won a best of 7 series, but damn I sure would have liked to know.


Impossible-Slice-984

Just went completely cold at the plate. We peaked in the SEC tourney it happens. Better luck next year


championnnnnn

remember when we beat this team by 20 in game 1


disappointedbeaver

That only happened because they saved the pitching they needed to win the rest of the series. But you’d like to think that BP-esque performance would’ve at least had some carryover in the rest of the series. Baseball, man


Am_Godzilla

By 19*


quickie_ss

I blame my friend Mark. Every time he said we we're good this year, something shitty immediately happened. I'l let him know you all are very disappointed in him. He said we would win easily. Dammit Mark, you're always jinxing the team.


I_MILK_KITTENS_MILK

Worst hitting performance I’ve ever seen in Arkansas post season. 6 of 9 in slumps for a month. If it wasn’t today it would have been in two quick games in Omaha. Kopps deserves better.


MesoForm

I wouldnt honestly say 7 of 9..only Welch and Moore felt relatively normal for hog hitters


pat_serves

Congrats to NC State for coming back in this series after the 1st game blowout. Hogs accomplished alot this season winning both the regular season and SEC tournament.


reinking

That sucks. I'm not mad because it was a great conference season. Going to be a long summer though.


Dr_Rosen

Great season! You could see Kopps' arm going in the 8th. I'm not sure why DVH left him in for the 9th. Regardless, we had a remarkable season and are SEC Champs. The lows of losing are lower than the highs of winning are high.


Kingofthewho5

SEC champs means nothing to me.


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Kingofthewho5

I don’t think they say that.


disappointedbeaver

Yeah, I was completely shocked by that. I feel so bad for Kopps.


MachoRandyManSavage_

I would not recommend going into the CFB thread unless you want to get piled in on.


OlduvaiMan

Payback in future game threads is assured for most of these. Pulling for a non-SEC or Vandy to win it all.


MachoRandyManSavage_

Nah. Take the high road. As for me I'm packing it up for awhile. No more sports until football season, need to recharge.


moldybuttcheese

Our batting just died after Friday. We watched too many strikes go by instead of swinging. Questionable pitching decisions didn't help, an 0-13 slump is pretty bad timing, great year either way, WPS! Here's to hoping football can surprise us!


GC4L

Bad pitching decisions the last two games


THIRTY-ONE_to_SEVEN

Pitching can’t save us when the bats warm up late. The front end of the lineup was pitiful.


GC4L

Yeah, our whole lineup has been in a slump for like a month except for Welch


Im_the_dude_

The whole fucking lineup was shit. Four hits is putrid. Kopps left it all out there and got zero help from the bats


Gorgeousginger

I dont really know shit about shit, but from me watching it seemed like our batters are allergic to hitting opposite field. That double was the only time i remember off the top of my head. The homer only happened cause the pitcher missed the spot and threw it inside instead of outside


concussaoma

Our batters deciding to take shits on the plate instead of hit the ball had more to do with it


bartoksic

Costieu is what cost us the series. Kopps held one of the sixteen best teams in the country to 3 runs. If these guys were hitting like they were in the SECT, that would have been enough.


arkdude

Shoulda put Kopps in yesterday up 2-0. Instead, Van Horn puts Costeiu in, and leaves him in to give up 3 home runs, and put us down big.


CommodoreN7

sadpighours


livebythepool

Classic


OzarkGiant

What does Hobbs do again?


wjg86

Idk why I expected this season to end differently. It’s the fucking hogs, why would it be anything other than crushing disappointment.


bartoksic

I think we were genuinely the best team in the country this year. But that's baseball. Should've pulled Costieu after that first meatball-homerun. Nate Thompson should've had our batters better prepared for their pitchers rather than looking like deer in headlights.


disappointedbeaver

Watching dinger after dinger off him after the quick hook on Lockhart blew my mind


thegolfernick

Fuck me


concussaoma

Being an Arkansas fan sucks man


Make_believe_Doc

This was a tough game. Such a fun team to watch this year, I wish we could have got the bats going this afternoon.


Chichen_Itza_Pizza

My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined


ididnotdoitever

Fuck Chad Morris. On to foozball.


COHitt

You guys ever hear of Spain without the s? We're in there


Shrewdnegotiations01

Snake bit


FreeUpvotesThisWay

No one takes it harder than these kids and these coaches. Let’s rally around them and recognize one of the greatest regular seasons ever. WPS


disappointedbeaver

The weight of the regular season we had is what makes this so bad, but we only had that because Kopps was absolutely ridiculous. If Kopps is just a very good pitcher instead of the best in the country, we definitely don’t win every series until this weekend, and we’re probably only flirting with a national seed. Just sucks that the wheels came off when it mattered most. Woo Pig


thesupremeapple

We all hate this outcome. Our bats let us down and we weren't the best team. However, let's remind ourselves that we've got a great program going all around. The coaches are all great and the teams are on the up trend. Just take a look at football, mbb, wbb, baseball (even now). Hell, even the hockey club. WPS.


MachoRandyManSavage_

You forgot Women's Soccer my guy


thesupremeapple

Yep, for sure! Forgot about the great run they had. Not much of a soccer fan in general.


reallifebadass

I seriously fucking hate razorback athletics


OlduvaiMan

We were made to suffer. The worst part is that I can never *not* be a fan. I hate the constant disappointing seasons and feeling on the cusp of breaking out only to get curbed by a lesser team, but here we are and it is what it is.


arkdude

I struggle with yesterday's decision to pull Lockhart after giving up two tough bunts that were hard to field, not really hits. Too put in Costeiu to serve up batting practice for 3 home runs. Why would you not put Kopps in if you're gonna pull Lockhart? Why leave Costeiu in after the first HR, let alone the second HR, only to finally pull him after the third HR? There shouldn't have been a game 3.


arkatopia

Everyone's acting disappointed like we didn't just win the aggregate??


disappointedbeaver

Thanks for the lol


penpig54

Still not as bad as the Fluke pop up debacle


jtana

I now know the pain of being a Razorbacks fan


disappointedbeaver

Some first season of fandom, huh?


jtana

Yep, great season but what a rough finish


C-Human

Once upon a time Jeff Long made a deal with the devil to get Petrino here. Then Long thought he had outsmarted the devil by building a wall of money around Petrino. This angered the devil who has made Arkansas athletics his special project giving fans just enough hope to feast on their inevitable sorrow. The devil continues to follow Long who somehow managed to get fired from a basketball school over a football coach. And at Arkansas we're still paying the bill.


MeatLord1285

Welp, looks like we have a few extra weeks to get tickets for the SAAAAM TRAAAAAM edit: too early


Kingofthewho5

Downvoted just cause I don’t have much optisism for football anyways. Oh look another 3 star recruit! Great!


bartoksic

Oh look another position coach no one has ever heard of! Surely we will have a winning SEC record this year! Yeah, I watch all these stupid football games, but let's be realistic here.


disappointedbeaver

A lot of people in this thread bringing up football to cope...I have season tickets and am going to several road games next year, so I’m as invested as the next guy, but I’d be kinda surprised if we win 6 games. Meanwhile our baseball team had arguably the greatest regular season of all time and couldn’t even get to Omaha. Just doesn’t compare


Drivefasteatass69420

Why in the actual fuck did they not pull Kopps earlier? Such a classic Arkansas loss smfh


OlduvaiMan

WTF, not on Kopps whatsoever. Our hitters tanked in the most crucial moment. Kopps is one of the best Razorbacks in history and played well today.


disappointedbeaver

I don’t think these two comments are mutually exclusive at all. I agree it’s not on Kopps and the hitters needed to do better. Kopps is a legend. But he absolutely should’ve been pulled for the 9th.


Drivefasteatass69420

I have an extremely hard time believing NC State would’ve hit that dinger had we had a fresh arm on the mound in the 9th, offense did play like dog shit but that last home run could’ve been easily prevented. Such a smooth brain take to think Kopps should’ve pitched anywhere close to a complete game after he already pitched a few innings yesterday too


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If any of y’all thought Arkansas would ever win the CWS after that fucking choke job foul ball a few years ago, I have a bridge to sell you


DVHismydad

Bruh shut the fuck up


arcbound_worker

/u/LukeNeverShaves can we finally get rid of this Texas fan?


elusiveI99

Why are you a fan again?


[deleted]

I’m not a fan of baseball. I only really care about college basketball. CFB to an extent as well. And it’s because I have a piece of paper I paid a lot of money for that says the University of Arkansas. Something most people on this sub don’t have


LukeNeverShaves

Hey bud. Fuck off. Just because you have a diploma from the University doesnt mean shit. If you cant be an asshole, then you dont get to be part of the community on reddit.


[deleted]

Means a hell of a lot more than most of you people on here with no connection other than living in the state the school’s located in. So how about you fuck off Luke. Don’t call me bud you condescending prick.


LukeNeverShaves

It doesnt. No one cares that you went to college and got a degree because as you have shown in this sub, just because you have a degree doesnt mean you arent a fucking dumbass. Youre a pretentious prick who believes his opinion means something when it really doesnt. Ive been waiting to do this since the first time you said you opinion matters more because youre an Arkansas alum. Fuck off and enjoy your ban dipshit.


TheMawt

God bless you Luke


concussaoma

Well aren't you just a little douchebag Can we ban this guy


[deleted]

I’ve been trying to get banned from here for a while lol. It’s one of the last sports subs this account hasn’t been banned from. It’s my shit talk/piss everyone off account mostly


elusiveI99

If you’re an Alum then what better reason to support every team this school has to offer. I don’t give a shit about the soccer teams, but damnit if I don’t root for then every time they play like I’m the biggest fan they have. Your piece of paper doesn’t mean shit towards your fandom


Kingofthewho5

Yeah it’s never happening. Clearly it’s not supposed to happen.


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That was their best shot. More than 1-2 quality pitchers and good batting.


birdsonabat

This is how sports gods even things out. We got an exciting elite eight run. Now we get booted from super regionals when we should have won.


Scantron4Mallett

I blame me. I’ve been to 5 baseball games since the 2018 run. Games 1 and 2 of the finals, so saw the pop up in person. Games 1-2 of 2019 (Both L’s, thrown out from game 2 thanks to Tim Tadlock’s bitch ass security), and Saturday of the supers. I’m 1 of 5 on attended games won.


TheQueefOfAnAngel

FUCK. So brutal man. Still down in the dumps about this one.


VandyOak

Not to be that guy BUT if anyone got tickets to the CWS and wants to sell them to a State fan.. let me know 👀


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fatguysrsneaky

Go fuck yourself