Overall Record: 8-5
This Week’s Record: 1-3
This Week’s Results:
March 7 – San Francisco 2, No. 24 Arkansas 1
March 8 – No. 24 Arkansas 4, Tulane 0
March 9 – Cal 4, No. 24 Arkansas 3
March 9 – Cal 2, No. 24 Arkansas 1
Upcoming Games (All Times Central):
March 14, 6 p.m. – No. 24 Arkansas at Florida (Sun Sports)
March 15, 6 p.m. – No. 24 Arkansas at Florida (Fox Sports Florida)
March 16, Noon – No. 24 Arkansas at Florida (Fox Sports Florida)
Player of the Week:
Notes: Tyler Spoon
led Arkansas with his .375 batting average over the four games of the Cal Baseball Classic in Berkeley, Calif. He tied his single-game career high with three hits Friday in the first game of the tournament and recorded his fourth multi-hit game of the season in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader. His 16 hits and 12 RBI this season rank him second on the team in both categories, and he raised his 2014 batting average to .308, which ranks third among Razorbacks.
Pitcher of the Week:
Notes: Jalen Beeks
threw his first career complete game and Arkansas’ first complete game since 2011 in Friday’s game vs. San Francisco at the Cal Baseball Classic in Berkeley, Calif. Beeks registered the Razorbacks’ first complete game since Ryne Stanek
vs. Charlotte in the NCAA Tempe Regional on June 5, 2011. Before the complete game, Beeks’ previous career-long outing was 6.0 innings twice earlier this season. Against the Dons, he also tied his career high with six strikeouts and allowed just four hits, all in the fourth inning. He faced the minimum in the other eight innings and was perfect in seven of the nine innings he pitched, needing only 110 pitches to complete the game. In 26.2 innings this season, Beeks has allowed just two earned runs for an ERA of 0.68.
Freshman of the Week Nominee:
Notes: Zach Jackson
continued an impressive start to his true freshman campaign by earning his first collegiate victory in Saturday’s 4-0 win vs. Tulane at the Cal Baseball Classic in Berkeley, Calif. Jackson came on in relief and threw a career-high 3.2 shutout innings while allowing just three hits and striking out two. His performance helped Arkansas record its first shutout of 2014 and snap Tulane’s streak of at least one run scored in 36 straight games. He also helped continue the Razorbacks’ streak of innings pitched by relievers without allowing an earned run that is now at 30.2 consecutive innings. This season, Jackson has pitched 12.1 innings over four appearances without allowing an earned run.
• During the Cal Baseball Classic, six Razorback relief pitchers did not allow an earned run in 10.0 innings pitched. Arkansas relief pitchers have not allowed an earned run in 30.2 consecutive innings.
• Arkansas has not had a relief pitcher allow an earned run since the eighth inning vs. Eastern Illinois on Feb. 22.
• Arkansas was hit by a pitch three times during the Cal Baseball Classic and is tied at the top of the SEC with 26 hit by pitches through the first 13 games this season. The Razorbacks have had at least one hit by pitch in 11 games and multiple hit by pitches in seven games. Arkansas was hit by a pitch 36 times in 61 games last season.
• Five Arkansas pitchers exceeded or tied their career-long outings on the mound during the Cal Baseball Classic.
• Brett McAfee
had at least one hit in all four games and extended his hitting streak to a career-high eight games.
• Jake Wise
earned his 50th collegiate walk in the third inning of Sunday’s first game.
• Jalen Beeks
recorded his 50th strikeout as a Razorback in the fifth inning of Friday’s game.
• Chris Oliver
recorded the 50th strikeout of his career in the fourth inning of Sunday’s first game.
• Tyler Spoon
led the team with a .375 batting average at the Cal Baseball Classic, and Joe Serrano
’s three RBI were the most among Razorbacks.
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