35-19, 18-11 SEC
Last Week’s Record:
1-2, 1-2 SEC
May 16 – Auburn 3, No. 13 Arkansas 0 – Auburn, Ala.
May 17 – No. 13 Arkansas 1, Auburn 0 – Auburn, Ala.
May 18 – Auburn 11, No. 13 Arkansas 6 – Auburn, Ala.
May 22, 9:30 a.m. – Arkansas vs. Ole Miss/Kentucky – Hoover, Ala.
May 23, Time TBD – Arkansas vs. TBD – Hoover, Ala.
The No. 13 Arkansas baseball team dropped two of three games on the weekend, losing a series at Auburn. The Razorbacks finished the regular season with a 35-19 overall record and an 18-11 mark in Southeastern Conference play, finishing the league scheduled with the third-best conference record. Arkansas won seven of its 10 conference series for the first time since the 2004 season.
The Arkansas pitching staff had a 2.52 team ERA in the series at Auburn. Ryne Stanek
earned his eighth win of the season in the second game of the series, striking out for and scattering six hits in 7.2 innings. Stanek lowered his season ERA to 1.54 and his ERA in conference play to 0.97, which ranks as the lowest ERA in SEC play. Barrett Astin
started the series opener and fanned seven, while allowing three unearned runs in 6.1 innings. Colby Suggs
picked up his 11th save of the season in the second game against the Tigers, striking out the side in a perfect ninth inning. Suggs is one save shy of tying the school record for single-season saves. Jalen Beeks
and Michael Gunn
each turned in a scoreless appearance out of the bullpen.
At the plate, the Razorbacks hit .191 in the series against the Tigers. Brian Anderson
led Arkansas at the plate, hitting .556 (5-for-9) with three runs scored and three walks. Dominic Ficociello
drove in a team-high four runs and went 3-for-11 at the plate, while Jake Wise
was also 3-for-11 in the series. Brett McAfee
hit his first homer of the season and drove in two runs in the series finale vs. the Tigers.
Arkansas, which earned the No. 3 seed, opens play in the 2013 SEC Tournament on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. against the winner of the first round game between No. 6 seed Ole Miss and No. 11 seed Kentucky. The Rebels and Wildcats will face off in a single-elimination game on Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday’s game will be televised on Comcast Sports Southeast, Cox Sports Television and will also be available on ESPN3.com.