FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas junior pitcher DJ Baxendale
was recognized for his performance on Sunday against Georgia as he was named Pitcher of the Week by SEBaseball.com.
A native of Jacksonville, Ark., Baxendale was fantastic on the mound against Georgia on Sunday, throwing eight shutout innings to lead the Razorbacks to a series victory over the Bulldogs. Baxendale allowed just six hits over his eight scoreless innings, striking out seven without issuing a walk. He set new season highs in both innings pitched and strikeouts. Of the 109 pitches Baxendale threw, 84 of those were strikes and he threw first-pitch strikes to 24 of the 30 batters he faced.
For the season, Baxendale has started nine games and has a 6-1 record with a 4.20 ERA. Baxendale has struck out 34 in 40.2 innings of work.
Arkansas is back in action on Tuesday as the 11th-ranked Razorbacks travel to Norman, Okla., to face the Oklahoma Sooners. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. and the game will be televised on CST.