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Arkansas Baseball Notebook – May 11

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas Baseball Notebook – May 11

Arkansas Baseball Notebook

May 11, 2009Week: 0-3 – Overall Record: 31-17 – SEC Record: 14-12

Friday, May 8: Alabama 2, Arkansas 1Saturday, May 9: Alabama 8, Arkansas 6Sunday, May 10: Alabama 6, Arkansas 5

Noting the RazorbacksArkansas (31-17, 14-12 SEC) was swept by the No. 21 Alabama Crimson Tide over the weekend in three close ball games … The Razorbacks lost a pitcher’s duel on Friday night, 2-1, then dropped a wild game on Saturday, 8-6, then dropped the finale, 6-5 … Arkansas is still 10-8 against ranked teams this season and 5-4 against teams among the nation’s top 10 … Of Arkansas’ 12 SEC losses this season, six have been one-run games and one other was a two-run loss … Since mid April, Arkansas has lost seven SEC games by a combined 13 runs … The Razorbacks are currently in their longest losing streak of the season, five games, and it is the longest losing streak by the Hogs since the 2005 season … Freshman Collin Kuhn had a very good weekend for the Razorbacks despite the outcomes as he batted .364 and hit the first three home runs of his career … Kuhn accounted for more than half of Arkansas’ runs in the Alabama series by scoring five and driving in four while reaching base in seven of 13 plate appearances … Junior Dallas Keuchel was fantastic on Friday night only to suffer his second loss of the season … Keuchel pitched 7.2 innings and scattered eight hits while giving up just two runs … Keuchel’s loss on Friday night dropped the junior left-hander’s record to 7-2 on the year and 6-2 in SEC play and his ERA dropped to 3.99 … Freshman James McCann also hit the first home run of his career, an opposite field shot in Saturday’s game with Alabama … In a weekend full of freshmen in the lineup, Jarrod McKinney had a brilliant weekend with a .571 batting average in two games including the first three-hit game of his career … McKinney was 4-7 (.571) with a run scored, two RBI, a double and two stolen bases … Scott Lyons had a 23-game errorless game streak halted on Saturday when he was charged with an error on a play to his left, but Andy Wilkins’ string of 39 games without a miscue continues … After getting hit with two losses against Georgia, junior Mike Bolsinger has been tremendous out of the bullpen as he has not allowed an earned run in five consecutive appearances and dropped his earned run average to 2.32 … Junior Stephen Richards continues to be Arkansas’ most reliable arm out of the bullpen and despite giving up a pair of hits, worked out of a bases loaded situation on Sunday to drop his earned run average to 0.95 over 28.1 innings of work … The Razorbacks face Oral Roberts on Tuesday before closing out the regular season against Ole Miss, Thursday-Saturday.

Freshman of the Week NomineeCollin Kuhn * Redshirt Freshman * OFBeaver Dam, Wis./Beaver Dam High School* Hit his first, second and third home runs of his career against No. 21 Alabama this weekend.* Had four hits in 11 at bats (.364) and all four went for extra bases (double, three home runs).* Accounted for more than half of Arkansas’ run total on the weekend with five runs scored and four RBI.* Reached base seven times in 13 plate appearances.* Slugged 1.273 over the weekend and had an on-base percentage of .462.

 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 .364 3-3 11 5 4 1 0 3 4 14 1.273 2 0 3 0 .462 0 0 0-0 9 0 0 1.000
Season .295 42-34 122 34 36 10 2 3 13 55 .451 16 11 28 2 .423 0 6 9-11 67 5 0 1.000 

Tuesday, May 12: Oral Roberts at Arkansas, 6:35 p.m.Thursday, May 14: Ole Miss at Arkansas, 6:35 p.m.Friday, May 15: Ole Miss at Arkansas, 6:35 p.m.Saturday, May 16: Ole Miss at Arkansas, 2:05 p.m.



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