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Baseball observations: Fletcher's bunt skill, letting players make the calls, Goodheart's streak and more

FAYETTEVILLE — With his team trailing 2-0 and facing a 3-1 count to lead off the sixth inning, Dominic Fletcher took just about everyone at Hammons Field by surprise Tuesday night.

Fletcher, the Arkansas junior center fielder, laid down a bunt on the grass inside the third-base foul line. Missouri State third baseman Joey Polak was playing the percentages and had positioned himself behind the infield dirt for an opposite-field grounder, so Fletcher easily was safe to give the Razorbacks a leadoff runner.

Arkansas went on to score three runs that inning and three more the next en route to an 8-2 win.