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Arkansas Baseball Notebook – March 31

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Arkansas Baseball Notebook – March 31

Arkansas Baseball Notebook

March 31, 2008

Week: 1-3

Overall Record: 15-11

Tuesday, March 25: Arkansas 9, Centenary 0

Wednesday, March 26: Centenary 5, Arkansas 1

Saturday, March 29: #9 Vanderbilt 6, Arkansas 5 (12)

Sunday, March 30: #9 Vanderbilt 6, Arkansas 2

Noting the Razorbacks

The Razorbacks were home for a pair of games against Centenary College before going back on the road for what was supposed to be a three-game set with #9 Vanderbilt … Arkansas looked sharp in its Tuesday contest as the tandem of Travis Hill and Evan Cox combined for a two-hit shutout against the Gents … Arkansas’ 9-0 win was its first shutout of the season … Arkansas’ series with Vanderbilt was cut short due to weather in the Nashville, Tenn., area … The Razorbacks and Commodores began the first game of the series on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and thanks to a 4:56 rain delay and curfew, the 21 hour contest ended in the bottom of the 12th inning on a double off the wall in left … The Razorbacks would jump out in the second game and load the bases in the first, but failed to score as the Hogs left 13 runners on in the second game, a 6-2 lass … Senior Sean Jones returned to the lineup for the Razorbacks in the Vanderbilt series and had five hits in two games and looked very good in the field … Junior Andrew Darr also hit .500 for the week with three runs scored, two home runs and three RBI … On the mound, sophomore Evan Cox threw three perfect innings of relief against Centenary to pick up his first save and returned to the hill against Vanderbilt to threw 1.1 innings of one hit baseball.

Hitter of the Week Nominee

Sean Jones * Senior

Houston, Texas/Klein/S. Houston St./Navarro [Texas] College

· Returned to the lineup after missing the entire season to a broken hand after getting hit with a pitch in preseason

· In his first game back was one of two Razorbacks to have multiple hits against #9 Vanderbilt.

· For the week, Jones hit .500 (5-10) with a double and an RBI

· Played flawless right field even making a great over the shoulder grab on a line drive to the warning track

Next Week

The two-week Arkansas road trip concludes with a game at Missouri State on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Following the single game, Arkansas returns home to Baum Stadium for five straight beginning with Mississippi Valley State on Wednesday evening at 6:35 p.m. The Diamond Hogs return to Southeastern Conference action this weekend with Auburn. Arkansas’ five-game home stand matches its longest of the season from early March.

Tuesday, April 1: Arkansas at Missouri State, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 2: Arkansas hosts Mississippi Valley St., 6:35 p.m.

Friday, April 4: Arkansas hosts Auburn, 6:35 p.m.

Saturday, April 5: Arkansas hosts Auburn, 2:05 p.m.

Sunday, April 6: Arkansas hosts Auburn, 1:05 p.m.



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