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Arkansas Baseball Notebook – May 18

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Arkansas Baseball Notebook – May 18

Arkansas Baseball Notebook

May 18, 2009Week: 1-3 – Overall Record: 32-20 – SEC Record: 14-15

Tuesday, May 12: Arkansas 3, Oral Roberts 2Thursday, May 14: Ole Miss 7, Arkansas 5Friday, May 15: Ole Miss 9, Arkansas 3Saturday, May 16: Ole Miss 16, Arkansas 3

Noting the RazorbacksArkansas (32-20, 14-15 SEC) was 1-3 on the week with a Tuesday victory against Oral Roberts, 3-2 and a weekend sweep at the hands of Oral Roberts, 5-7, 3-9, 3-16 … The Razorbacks qualified for the Southeastern Conference Tournament as the #7 seed and prepare to face Florida in the first round beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20 … The Ole Miss series at Baum Stadium helped the Razorbacks set single season attendance records for both tickets sold (269,216) and actual attendance (173,946); the 2009 totals exceed the tickets sold number of 236,522 set in 2008 and the actual attendance number of 165,298 set in 2007 … Senior Scott Lyons was having a monster week prior to a Friday night injury sidelining him, he was 7-12 (.583) at the plate with three doubles, two home runs, two runs scored and seven RBI … Lyons’ week pushed him into the team lead for both batting average (.315) and RBI (38) … Junior Dallas Keuchel continues to have an outstanding year and was good against Ole Miss, going 6.2 innings and allowing just two earned runs on nine hits with six strike outs … Keuchel’s performance dropped his team leading earned run average to 3.89 as he continues to lead the team in innings pitched and strike outs … Senior Ben Tschepikow also had a solid week for the Razorbacks at the plate as he hit .375 with six hits a double and two RBI … Arkansas’ trip to the SEC Tournament is the 15th time since joining the conference that the Razorbacks have played in the postseason … The Razorbacks’ last trip to the tournament in Hoover came during the 2007 season when the Hogs went 3-1 and lost to Vanderbilt in the Championship game.

Wednesday-Sunday, May 20-24: SEC Tournament- Wednesday, May 20: #7 Arkansas vs. #2 Florida, 10 a.m.- Thursday, May 21: #7 Arkansas vs. #3 Ole Miss/#6 Georgia, TBA



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