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Arkansas baseball weekly notebook

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Arkansas baseball weekly notebook

Overall Record: 22-3, 5-1 SEC
Last Week’s Record: 3-1, 2-1 SEC
Recent Results: March 21 — No. 3 Arkansas 10, Nevada 2 — Baum Stadium March 23 — Mississippi State 11, No. 3 Arkansas 2 — Starkville, Miss. March 24 — No. 3 Arkansas 8, Mississippi State 0 — Starkville, Miss. March 25 — No. 3 Arkansas 8, Mississippi State 5 (11 Innings) — Starkville, Miss.
Upcoming Games: March 30, 7 p.m. — No. 3 Arkansas at No. 11 LSU — Baton Rouge, La. **Game televised on CSS/CST** March 31, 7 p.m. — No. 3 Arkansas at No. 11 LSU — Baton Rouge, La. **Game televised on ESPNU** April 1, 1 p.m. — No. 3 Arkansas at No. 11 LSU — Baton Rouge, La. **Game televised on CST**
Player of the Week Nominee: Tim Carver — INF — 6-0 — 185 — Fayetteville, Ark.

Opponent (W/L)ABRHBBAvg.RBI2B3BHRSB/SBA
vs. Nevada (W, 10-2)4020.50011000/0
at Mississippi State (L, 2-11)4010.37510000/1
at Mississippi State (W. 8-0)4120.41720002/2
at Mississippi State (W, 8-5)7130.42101000/0
WEEKLY TOTALS19280.42142002/3

Notes (School Records, Career Highs, Season Highs, etc.): Arkansas infielder Tim Carver went 8-for-19 (.421) with four RBI and two runs scored at the plate last week to help the Razorbacks to a 3-1 record, including a SEC road series win at Mississippi State … Finished the week with a .526 slugging percentage and a .421 on-base percentage … Carver had at least one hit in each game during the week, including three multiple-hit performances … Opened the week by going 2-for-4 with a RBI in Arkansas’ midweek win against Nevada … Had six hits in the weekend series at Mississippi State, including two hits and two RBI in the second game of the series and three hits in the series finale … Carver also added two stolen bases in the middle game of the series against the Bulldogs … For the season, Carver is hitting .348 with 15 RBI and a team-leading 12 stolen bases … Carver has hit safely in 20 of Arkansas’ 25 games this season and has reached base in all but three games on the year.
Pitcher of the Week Nominee: Ryne Stanek — RHP — 6-4 — 180 — Overland Park, Kan.

OpponentGWLShOSVIPHRERERABBSO
vs. Mississippi State (W, 8-0)1100/106.13000.0026
WEEKLY TOTALS1100/106.13000.0026

Notes (School Records, Career Highs, Season Highs, etc.): Sophomore pitcher Ryne Stanek earned his sixth win of the season in the series-evening win against Mississippi State on Saturday … Stanek worked into the seventh inning against the Bulldogs, striking out six and only allowing three hits in 6.1 scoreless innings … Stanek and Arkansas reliever Cade Lynch combined for Arkansas’ fifth shutout this season and the first SEC road shutout for the Razorbacks since May 9, 2010, when the Razorbacks blanked Ole Miss … All three hits he allowed were singles and Mississippi State did not get a runner past second base when Stanek was on the mound … For the season, Stanek leads the SEC in victories with a perfect 6-0 record and ranks second in the league with a 1.25 ERA … Stanek has won eight consecutive starts dating back to the 2011 season … In 36 innings of work this season, Stanek has allowed just seven runs, only five earned, on 25 hits while striking out 31 … Opposing hitters are batting just .202 against the right hander.
Team Notes: The No. 3 Arkansas baseball team posted a 3-1 record last week, winning a midweek game against Nevada and taking two of three games at Mississippi State over the weekend. The Razorbacks are now 22-3 on the season and 5-1 in the SEC West. The road series win against the Bulldogs was Arkansas’ first SEC road series win since May 20-22, 2010, when the Razorbacks won two of three games at Vanderbilt to close the regular season. The Arkansas defense turned the team’s first triple play since the 1998 season on Sunday against Mississippi State. The triple play was just the third in program history and the first since the 1998 SEC Tournament when Arkansas had a triple play against Auburn. The Razorbacks also had a triple play in the 1983 Southwest Conference Tournament against Texas. Arkansas hit .316 as a team over the last four games. Senior Tim Carver had at least one hit in each game during the week and finished the week with a .421 (8-for-19) batting average with four RBI. Carver recorded multiple-hit performances in three of the four games. Redshirt sophomore Jimmy Bosco went 6-for-14 (.429) at the plate with a team-best five RBI. Senior Bo Bigham and junior Derrick Bleeker each hit .400 (4-for-10) on the week. Senior Sam Bates batted .385 with a RBI and four runs scored. Redshirt sophomore Jacob Morris batted .313 with three RBI and four runs scored over the four games. The Razorback pitching staff compiled a 3.89 ERA during the week. Sophomore Ryne Stanek was again excellent on the mound for Arkansas, earning his sixth win in as many starts this season and running his winning streak to eight straight games dating back to 2011. Stanek tossed 6.1 shutout innings on Saturday against Mississippi State, allowing just three hits and striking out six. Junior Cade Lynch pitched in a pair of games and earned his second save of the season on Sunday against Mississippi State. Lynch finished the week with two strikeouts in 3.1 scoreless innings. Sophomore Brandon Moore pitched well in relief on Sunday against the Bulldogs, throwing three hitless innings. Freshman Michael Gunn pitched twice during the week and struck out six in three scoreless innings of relief. Sophomore Colby Suggs went 1-0 and did not allow a run in two appearances, fanning four in two innings. Sophomore Nolan Sanburn also tossed two shutout innings and struck out four. Junior Ty Wright had a scoreless inning of relief against Nevada, while Bleeker made his first appearance on the mound this season in the opener against Mississippi State, striking out the side in his only inning of work. Sophomore Barrett Astin continued to pitch well out of the Arkansas bullpen. Astin pitched in Sunday’s series finale against Mississippi State, allowing just one run and striking out three in three innings of work. Arkansas returns to action next weekend against No. 11 LSU in Baton Rouge, La. Game times for the weekend series are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. All three games of the weekend series will be televised. Friday’s game will be on CSS and CST, Saturday’s game will be televised by ESPNU and Sunday’s contest will be shown on CST.

Download: Games March 19-March 25.pdf



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