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Texas baseball falls, 11-5, to Arkansas, faces Florida in must-win game Tuesday

Starter Nolan Kingham gave up nine hits and five earned runs over five innings as the Texas baseball team fell, 11-5, to Arkansas in the first game for each team in the 2018 College World Series (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Habeab Kurdi

OMAHA, Neb. — A close game got out of hand in a hurry after a nearly three-hour rain delay, and the Longhorns couldn’t turn their fortunes around in time as Arkansas took an 11-5 win Sunday in Omaha.

Texas will face Florida at 1 p.m. Tuesday, after the Gators lost, 6-3, Sunday night to Texas Tech.

The Razorbacks saturated the base paths in an eight-run sixth inning, piling up 15 hits total in the win. Meanwhile,