Razorback baseball tickets were at a premium for regional and super regional games, and a Russellville group made sure its “Hog Pen” spots didn’t go to waste. Instead of waiting for the mass rush toward the gates when they opened, these people camped outside the entrance to guarantee seats in the front.
“We don’t do football, we don’t do basketball, we’re strictly baseball,” said Kyle Crafton, a member of the crew. “It’s kind of our extended family, so we get together and come out here and really just have a good time with it.”
They set up chairs and tents outside the fence Thursday at 3 p.m., Crafton said, and the only time someone leaves for their hotel is when they need to take a shower. Otherwise, they’re taking shifts watching the gear or going to their cars. They sleep in their vehicles or chairs, Crafton said.
The Razorbacks will play Ole Miss in the second game of super regionals Sunday at 2 p.m. Should the Hogs win, they’ll earn a spot in the College World Series. If the Rebels win, they’ll force a game three for Monday.