HOOVER, Ala. | Stephen Richards got Josh Adams to hit into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded and Arkansas beat No. 2 seed Florida 8-5 in the Southeastern Conference tournament opener.
Richards and Mike Bolsinger combined on five-plus scoreless innings of relief for the seventh-seeded Razorbacks (33-20) on Wednesday at Regions Park.
Zack Cox hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth and Chase Leavitt and Travis Sample each drove in a pair of runs for Arkansas. Richards picked up his ninth save.
Florida (38-19) had loaded the bases with two walks and a single before Adams grounded out to shortstop.
Preston Tucker drove in three runs for the Gators.
The teams will face either Georgia or Mississippi on Thursday.