CWS Super Regional: #1 Arkansas loses game vs #16 NC State, 2-3, have been eliminated for CWS contention.
By - HogsMod
I blame that jackass that wrote the "NC State is easier to beat than Nebraska" article after the first game. Definite jinx.
I’m gonna spam that headline on every article posted here from that website going forward.
My heart goes out for Kopps. Poor kid broke down after walking off after playing his heart out.
Same, the greatest Razorback to ever wear the uniform. Proud af of that man.
I just threw up in my mouth a little
I just cried. I never cry.
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.
I really look forward to the day we can actually have something other than disappointment
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory #justrazorbacksthings
It took me at least a year to get excited about anything sports related after 2018. We'll see what happens this time
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.
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.
Arkansas and disappointment seem to be too familiar with each other. It sucks.
How old are you?🙄 shits been happening since the 80’s dude!
Haha Im old enough to remember The Clint Stoener Fumble against Tenessee. 🤣 Thats about as far back as I can think of.
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!
Way earlier than that, lol
If we didn’t have the pitching outside of Wicky and Kopps for this game, we never would have made it through Omaha anyways.
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.
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.
Yeah. We aren’t a number one team with CF in a huge slump, Pallette out, and Slavens hobbled.
I said almost this exact thing in the game thread and got down voted. At least some people agreed with me.
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.
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.
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!
And after this baseball season Nolan Richardson maintains the GOAT title for the Razorbacks coaches.
The GOAT Arkansas coach is John McDonnell.
I assume that’s track & field? Still Nolan. Only one of the big sports undisputed national champion.
Now multiply that by 40. You can say “big sports” but the goat Arkansas coach is without a doubt McDonnell.
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.
F’n A Cotton. F’n A.
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.
I honestly just can’t believe it.
First time hog fan?
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.
After 2018 I can believe anything and everything.
They scored more runs apparently
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.
He needs to go to a different school if he wants a natty. Honestly.
Every hogs fan rn: “how to deal with loss”
Be sure and pick up my new book: "Next Year Will Be Our Year: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves"
Alcohol: "Welcome back friend."
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.
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!
I hate being a Hogs fan some days and today is one of those days.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
I’m 21 days sober and this is not easy. The woes of being a hog fan. Lmao. Shit hurts.
Stay strong! You got this! First month is the hardest.
Appreciate it, friend.
Stay strong man we're all feeling the pain together
Thanks buddy. I’ll be alright. There’s always next year.
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!
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!
The way she goes
I predicted us losing in Omaha. Turns out the hogs can still surprise me
This team woulda went 0-2 in Omaha the way they been playing.
Especially against Stanford. 0-2 blowouts both games
I predicted us winning in Omaha. I was not correct.
I'm honestly a little glad that it happened before fathers day.
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
Need the hitting to go with it.
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!! 😭😭😭
You have seen so much pain...
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.
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.
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.
Well let’s just all move past this disappointment and look forward to football season amirite?
I live in austin and the locals are shaking in their boots
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.
Just went completely cold at the plate. We peaked in the SEC tourney it happens. Better luck next year
remember when we beat this team by 20 in game 1
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
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.
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.
I wouldnt honestly say 7 of 9..only Welch and Moore felt relatively normal for hog hitters
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.
That sucks. I'm not mad because it was a great conference season. Going to be a long summer though.
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.
SEC champs means nothing to me.
I don’t think they say that.
Yeah, I was completely shocked by that. I feel so bad for Kopps.
I would not recommend going into the CFB thread unless you want to get piled in on.
Payback in future game threads is assured for most of these. Pulling for a non-SEC or Vandy to win it all.
Nah. Take the high road. As for me I'm packing it up for awhile. No more sports until football season, need to recharge.
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!
Bad pitching decisions the last two games
Pitching can’t save us when the bats warm up late. The front end of the lineup was pitiful.
Yeah, our whole lineup has been in a slump for like a month except for Welch
The whole fucking lineup was shit. Four hits is putrid. Kopps left it all out there and got zero help from the bats
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
Our batters deciding to take shits on the plate instead of hit the ball had more to do with it
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.
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.
What does Hobbs do again?
Idk why I expected this season to end differently. It’s the fucking hogs, why would it be anything other than crushing disappointment.
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.
Watching dinger after dinger off him after the quick hook on Lockhart blew my mind
Being an Arkansas fan sucks man
This was a tough game. Such a fun team to watch this year, I wish we could have got the bats going this afternoon.
My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined
Fuck Chad Morris.
On to foozball.
You guys ever hear of Spain without the s? We're in there
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
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
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.
You forgot Women's Soccer my guy
Yep, for sure! Forgot about the great run they had. Not much of a soccer fan in general.
I seriously fucking hate razorback athletics
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.
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.
Everyone's acting disappointed like we didn't just win the aggregate??
Thanks for the lol
Still not as bad as the Fluke pop up debacle
I now know the pain of being a Razorbacks fan
Some first season of fandom, huh?
Yep, great season but what a rough finish
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.
Welp, looks like we have a few extra weeks to get tickets for the SAAAAM TRAAAAAM
edit: too early
Downvoted just cause I don’t have much optisism for football anyways. Oh look another 3 star recruit! Great!
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.
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
Why in the actual fuck did they not pull Kopps earlier? Such a classic Arkansas loss smfh
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.
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.
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
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
Bruh shut the fuck up
/u/LukeNeverShaves can we finally get rid of this Texas fan?
Why are you a fan again?
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
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.
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.
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.
God bless you Luke
Well aren't you just a little douchebag
Can we ban this guy
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
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
Yeah it’s never happening. Clearly it’s not supposed to happen.
That was their best shot. More than 1-2 quality pitchers and good batting.
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.
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.
FUCK. So brutal man. Still down in the dumps about this one.
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 👀
Go fuck yourself