Jake Burger (photo/Missouri State Athletics)

Jake Burger (photo/Missouri State Athletics)

Missouri State ended its longest losing streak in two years scoring 12 times in the first five innings, including eight runs in the fifth inning to hand Arkansas a 14-6 loss and end the Razorbacks five-game win streak at Hammons Field.

The Bears scored their second-largest run total in the clubs’ 78-game series history with Arkansas. MSU recorded 12 hits, drew eight walks and went 7-for-18 with runners in scoring position against a total of eight UA hurlers on the night to put an end to a five-game losing streak.

Alex Jefferson finished his night 3-for-4 with three runs batted-in and three runs scored, while Jake Burger came within a double of hitting for the cycle in logging his fifth game this season with at least four RBIs.

The Bears came within one run of their best single-game total against the Razorbacks (26-19), which came on April 5, 1978 with a 15-4 win in Springfield. MSU improved to 19-5 at Hammons Field in 2016, notching its first home decision over the Razorbacks since 2006.

Story: MSU Athletics