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Arkansas Baseball Notebook – April 27

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Arkansas Baseball Notebook – April 27

Arkansas Baseball Notebook

April 27, 2009Week: 3-1 – Overall Record: 29-12 – SEC Record: 13-7

Tuesday, April 21: Arkansas 9, Oral Roberts 6Friday, April 24: Arkansas 9, Tennessee 3Saturday, April 25: Tennessee 5, Arkansas 4Sunday, April 26: Arkansas 15, Tennessee 8

Noting the RazorbacksArkansas (29-12, 13-7 SEC) got back to its winning ways this week as it went 3-1 with a midweek victory at Oral Roberts before traveling to Tennessee to take two of three games from the Volunteers … By virtue of its loss to Tennessee on Saturday, the Razorbacks drop to second in the SEC West, ½ game behind LSU who travels to Arkansas’ Baum Stadium this weekend for a three-game showdown of the top two teams in the division … In the national polls, Arkansas ranked between No. 7 and No. 13 last week with their high ranking coming from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper … The Razorback victories this week were truly team affairs as most of the Arkansas hitters batted around .300 and the pitching staff had a 5.45 ERA … Freshman Zack Cox was the exception as he batted over .500 in three games with seven hits, four for extra bases and four RBI … Cox is currently riding a career best five-game hitting streak … The Razorbacks belted five home runs in their 15-8 victory at Tennessee on Sunday afternoon, the five dingers were a season best for a single game … Andy Wilkins and Scott Lyons each hit two home runs in Sunday’s win … Wilkins now has 13 home runs on the season and leads the Razorbacks in RBI with 34 … Of Wilkins 13 home runs, seven have come against SEC pitching … Arkansas’ 15 runs against Tennessee on Sunday is the second time this season the Hogs have tallied at least 15 against a conference opponent this year (Miss. St.-20), the last time Arkansas accomplished that task was during the 2002 season when they scored 18 and 16 … Arkansas’ hit parade against the Volunteers (37 hits in three games) is the fifth time Arkansas has tallied at least 30 hits in a three-game series this season … The Razorbacks threw out a Tennessee runner at the plate in Sunday’s game and the outfield assist was the 10th of the season for the Razorbacks and the fifth of the year for Collin Kuhn … Arkansas’ 10 outfield assists is the seventh consecutive season that the Razorbacks have had at least 10 … Kuhn’s five assists are the most by a Razorback outfielder since Casey Coon had seven during the 2007 season … Junior Dallas Keuchel earned his sixth win of the season and fifth in SEC play on Friday night … In seven SEC starts, Keuchel has allowed three or fewer runs six times and pitched six or more innings in five starts … The Razorbacks play another tough opponent on Tuesday evening as Oklahoma comes to Baum Stadium … Arkansas then hosts LSU over the weekend in a series that could decide the division.

Freshman of the Week NomineeZack Cox * True Freshman * INF/RHPLouisville, Ky. /Pleasure Ridge Park High School* In three games this week, Cox batted .583 with seven hits in 12 at bats, including four extra base hits.* He hit his fifth home run of the season against Tennessee in an Arkansas win on Friday.* Boasted a 1.083 slugging percentage over his three games and .643 on-base percentage.* Raised his batting average 38 points over the course of the week.* Against Oral Roberts he had the first four-hit game of his career, driving in three runs with a pair of doubles.* Went 2 for 3 at the plate against Tennessee on Friday night with a home run and a walk* Extended his career best hitting streak to five games with a double on Sunday and scored two runs in Arkansas’ victory.

 AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD% This Week .583 3-3 12 4 7 3 0 1 4 13 1.083 1 1 1 0 .643 0 1 0-0 1 6 2 .778
Season .280 32-27 107 23 30 8 2 5 20 57 .533 16 2 38 2 .384 0 2 1-2 9 37 5 .902 

Tuesday, April 28: Oklahoma at Arkansas, 6:35 p.m.Friday, May 1: LSU at Arkansas, 6:35 p.m.Saturday, May 2: LSU at Arkansas, 2:05 p.m.Sunday, May 3: LSU at Arkansas, 1:05 p.m.



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