FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas baseball head coach Dave Van Horn
provided an update on fall practice in a recent interview with RazorVision.
Coach Van Horn discussed the recently completed Red-White series, which White won by winning both best-of-five series.
“I thought both teams played extremely hard,” Coach Van Horn said. “They were both very well-played series with outstanding defense. One of the reasons we did go with the two series, with the possibility of a third, was to get these young pitchers out on the mound and give them an opportunity to start games and pitch more than our older kids.”
The Razorbacks still have a couple of weeks of fall practice remaining. Arkansas will hold three scrimmages over the next two weeks. The Razorbacks will scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 12:30 p.m. and will also scrimmage on Friday, Oct. 11 and Friday, Oct. 18. Start times for the final two scrimmages are still to be determined. Coach Van Horn discussed what the team will focus on in practice over the next couple of weeks.
“For the most part, we’ll practice and work on a lot of little things, like pickoffs, bunts, bunt coverages, all the little things that make you a good team,” Coach Van Horn said. We’ll also try to get our kids a little stronger. We’ve picked it up in the weight room a little bit this year compared to the last couple of years. This frees up a little bit of time because it’s hard to lift and then a couple of hours later play a scrimmage.”
The Razorbacks wrap up fall practice on Sunday, Oct. 20.
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