Subway beats PBNB in Dixie League doubleheader

Subway beats PBNB in Dixie League doubleheader

Percy Arnold knocked in three runs in a doubleheader for Subway, which beat Pine Bluff National Bank 13-1 and 7-1 on Tuesday in a Dixie League doubleheader.

Arnold knocked in two runs in the first game. Nic Anderson, Reece Huffty, Josh White, Rickey Hawkins and Lee Moore each had an RBI for Subway, and R.J. McGregor struck out four and allowed a hit in two innings pitched.

In the second game, Arnold went 2 for 3 with three stolen bases and an RBI. Huffty stole two bases and Anderson batted in two runs.

Wyatt Jones struck out four in two innings for the win.

Subway will play Wingstop in the first game of the Jim Hill Wood Bat Classic at 6 p.m. Thursday at Taylor Field. That will be followed by Wingstop vs. PBNB at 8.

Hogs set to play Tigers in annual SEC game

FAYETTEVILLE Swapping South Carolina for Missouri as its permanent Southeastern Conference Eastern Division rival appears to be little more than a formality for Arkansas.

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel provided one more clue Tuesday morning, when he told media outlets covering the SEC spring meetings it is his understanding the Razorbacks and Tigers will meet on a yearly basis beginning in 2013.

The Razorbacks have played South Carolina as their permanent SEC East opponent since the two joined the conference in 1992. Arkansas leads the series 13-7 and is 7-3 the past 10 games. The Razorbacks won 44-28 last season.

A switch means the Gamecocks would add Texas A&M as its permanent SEC East rival. The Aggies and Tigers officially join the conference later this summer and begin SEC play in all sports during the fall.

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long indicated earlier this year he wanted the Razorbacks and Missouri to meet on an annual basis, believing it made sense because of the proximity between the schools. Missouri will be the closest SEC school to the Razorbacks.

An official announcement could come later this week from the SEC spring meetings.

Hunter returns to L.A.

ANAHEIM, Calif. The Los Angeles Angels reinstated outfielder Torii Hunter, a Pine Bluff native, from the restricted list on Tuesday and optioned infielder Andrew Romine to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Hunter had been on the restricted list since May 14 to be with his 17-year-old son, who has been fighting sexual-assault charges. Hunter returned to Anaheim on Sunday and rejoined his teammates on Monday.

Hunter, 36, is in the final year of his contract and is batting .256 with five home runs and 15 RBIs. Hunter will likely take over the starting right field job that he had.

Staff and wire reports