Alabama baseball coach Brad Bohannon mocks Arkansas Hog Call after ejection

On3 imageby:Nick Schultz04/01/23


Alabama baseball coach Brad Bohannon was clearly unhappy after his ejection Saturday against Arkansas. As he left the field, though, he let the Razorbacks faithful know it, too.

Bohannon was ejected in the seventh inning after arguing balls and strikes. He then proceeded to mock the Hog Call as he walked back to the dugout, firing up the Razorbacks fans.

At the time, the Crimson Tide had a 5-4 lead. Then, Arkansas’ Tavian Josenberger hit a two-run double to put the Razorbacks on top 6-5.

Alabama is trying to get back to .500 in SEC play, bringing a 3-4 record in league action into the game along with a 21-6 record. Arkansas came in with an almost identical 21-5 overall record and a 4-3 mark in league action.

The Razorbacks wound up getting the victory, 9-6, to win the three-game series over the Crimson Tide.

Arkansas rallies to defeat Alabama, win series

Alabama jumped out to a 4-0 lead over Arkansas, but the Razorbacks rallied for three runs of their own thanks to a three-run homer from Kendall Diggs in the bottom of the fourth inning to make it a 4-3 game. They then scored another one on a Jace Bohrofen single to tie things up at 4-4.

That was the score until the top of the seventh when Andrew Pinckney hit a solo home run to put Alabama back on top, 5-4. Josenberger was at the plate when Bohannon disagreed with a call and got ejected, and it seems like his antics toward the Hog Call helped light the fire that led to the two-run double.

From there, Alabama tied it up again in the top of the eighth thanks to an RBI single from Drew Williamson. It didn’t stay tied for long, though, as Bohrofen hit a solo home run and Caleb Cali added a two-run shot in the bottom of the inning to make it a 9-6 Arkansas lead — which held as the final score.

With the loss, Alabama drops to 3-5 in SEC play while Arkansas moves to 5-3 in league action. The Razorbacks have a chance for a sweep on Sunday at Baum-Walker Stadium. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. CT.

After Sunday’s third game against the Crimson Tide, the Razorbacks will take a break from SEC action to host in-state rival Arkansas State on Tuesday. Alabama, meanwhile, will also play a non-conference game against Troy that same day.