State Bounces Back At Arkansas

(Fayetteville, Ark.-AP) -- Michael Brown, Jon Knott, Casey Long and Josh West each hit home runs to help Mississippi State to a 9-3 win over Arkansas today. The victory was just the second for the Bulldogs in the last eight meetings with the Razorbacks. Paul Maholm allowed three runs on eight hits, struck out four and walked two in 8 1/3 innings. Maholm held the Razorbacks to just four hits through eight innings. West and Long led the Bulldogs with three hits each. Knott's home run was his third of the year; West's was his second. Brown and Long hit back-to-back homers in the top of the ninth for their first home runs of the year.