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Watch Andrew Benintendi go deep in the College World Series

Saturday wasn't a great day for the Razorbacks, but Andrew Benintendi certainly did what he could.

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The Arkansas Razorbacks fell into the losers' bracket in the College World Series yesterday after a 5-3 defeat at the hands of Virginia, but it was not for a lack of effort from Boston's first-round draft pick and College Player of the Year Andrew Benintendi.

Coming up to bat four times in Saturday's loss, Benintendi helped account for two of his team's three runs, hitting a sacrifice fly in the third to score third baseman Bobby Wernes, tying the game at one. Then, with the Razorbacks having just fallen behind 3-2 in the top of the fifth, Benintendi did this:

A big part of what drove Benintendi's stock through the roof this year was his sudden power surge. It would be unfair to treat this as a completely new development so much as a resurgence given that he was quite capable with the bat in his high school days, with hamate removal surgery and more minor injuries likely contributing to his subdued 2014. Here we get a glimpse of what 2015 has brought, with Benintendi showing off some very loud, surprisingly easy power.

Also in the lineup for Saturday's game, Boston's 35th round pick and Benintendi's outfield partner Tyler Spoon, who went 1-for-4 with a strikeout. The Razorbacks will try to stave off elimination Monday afternoon against the University of Miami.