MONTICELLO — Arkansas-Monticello took three of four games against McKendree (Ill.) after splitting the two games on Monday. UAM lost the first game 1-0 before winning 3-0.

MONTICELLO — Arkansas-Monticello took three of four games against McKendree (Ill.) after splitting the two games on Monday. UAM lost the first game 1-0 before winning 3-0.

McKendree pitchers Cole Willie and Grant Klingelhoefer combined for the two-hit shutout. Taylor Eaves and Chase Stokes were the only two Weevils to make solid contact against the Bearcat duo.

In the second game, the Weevils scored a run in the first inning and two more in the third to claim the victory. Wayne Hawkins drove in the run in the first inning.

Hunter Allday drove in one run in the third and Chase Stokes brought in Allday on a sacrifice fly.

SUNDAY

UAM 14-16, McKendree 2-4

Plenty of offense from UAM was on display in Sunday’s opening doubleheader of the series.

Josh Chism crushed a three-run home run in the fifth inning, one of 12 hits UAM had in the first game. Chism finished with three RBI, and Danny Loya added three RBI on two hits.

Kenny Marshall allowed two hits in five scoreless innings for the win. Jesse Barnes gave up two runs on two hits in relief.

In the second game, UAM scored seven runs in the first frame, capped by Christian Gallegos’ three-run triple with two outs. Wayne Hawkins smacked his second home run of the season with a second-inning solo shot, and Chase Stokes followed in the third with a three-run blast.

Chris Guzman (2-1) worked four innings for the win, totaling four runs on four hits.

Arkansas 17, Villanova 1

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas senior right fielder Sam Bates eclipsed his 2011 offensive production in the opening series of the 2012 season.

Bates finished the opening weekend of 2012 with nine RBI after hitting a two-run home run Sunday, his second homer in as many games.

Sophomore catcher Jake Wise capped the win with a 2-run home run to left field. The game was called after the shot.

On Monday, Arkansas sophomore Barrett Astin was named Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week for his performance Sunday.

Astin helped Arkansas (3-0) polish off a weekend sweep of Villanova (0-3) with a strong outing. He threw five hitless innings with seven strikeouts and three walks before reaching his predetermined pitch limit.

— Staff and wire reports