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Serrano stays hot for Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, AR -

Salpointe Catholic grad Joe Serrano ('11) belted a three-run home run to help lead Arkansas to an 18-4 win over No. 8 National Seed Missouri State (48-11) in Game 1 of the NCAA Fayetteville Super Regional.

The Arkansas Razorbacks (39-22) are just one win away from its eighth trip to the College World Series.

Serrano finished the game 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and four RBIs. The senior is now batting .563 (9-for-16) in the NCAA Tournament with six RBIs and four extra-base hits.

The 21-year old was a 12th round pick by the Cincinnati Reds in 2011 but opted to go to college instead of turning professional. He's looking for his second trip to Omaha. The Razorbacks were last in the College World Series in 2012.

Arkansas set a Baum Stadium attendance record with 11,869 fans on hand to see the Razorbacks take Game 1.

Game two of the best-of-three Super Regional will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday and will be nationally televised on ESPN2.

Copyright 2015 Arkansas Athletics. All rights reserved.

David Kelly contributed to this story.

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