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Arkansas baseball weekly notebook

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas baseball weekly notebook

Overall Record: 25-12, 9-6 SEC
Last Week’s Record: 2-3, 1-2 SEC
Recent Results:April 9 — New Mexico 3, No. 10 Arkansas 0 — Baum StadiumApril 9 — No. 10 Arkansas 4, New Mexico 3 — Baum StadiumApril 12 — No. 2 LSU 6, No. 10 Arkansas 2 — Baum StadiumApril 13 — No. 10 Arkansas 8, No. 2 LSU 3 — Baum StadiumApril 14 — No. 2 LSU 5, No. 10 Arkansas 3 (10 Innings) — Baum Stadium
Upcoming Games:April 16, 6:35 p.m. — No. 10 Arkansas at Nebraska — Lincoln, Neb. **Game televised on Big Ten Network**April 17, 1:35 p.m. — No. 10 Arkansas at Nebraska — Lincoln, Neb.April 19, 6:35 p.m. — No. 10 Arkansas vs. Texas A&M — Baum Stadium **Game televised on Cox Sports Television**April 20, 7:30 p.m. — No. 10 Arkansas vs. Texas A&M — Baum Stadium **Game televised on ESPNU**April 21, 1 p.m. — No. 10 Arkansas vs. Texas A&M — Baum Stadium **Game televised on ESPN2**
Team Notes:The 10th-ranked Arkansas baseball team went 2-3 on the week, splitting a midweek doubleheader against New Mexico and dropping two of three games to No. 2 LSU. After dropping the first game to the Tigers, the Razorbacks snapped LSU’s 15-game winning streak with an 8-3 win in game two. The two top 10 teams played a thrilling series finale on Sunday with the Tigers claiming a 5-3 win in 10 innings. The Razorbacks are now 25-12 on the season and 9-6 at the midway point of the SEC season. Arkansas is in second in the SEC West, four games behind division leader LSU.Arkansas hit .238 on the week and were led at the plate by Tyler Spoon, who hit .450 (9-for-20) with three RBI and a stolen base. Dominic Ficociello batted .429 (6-for-14) with four runs scored and a stolen base, while Jacob Mahan went 5-for-13 with three RBI and a run scored. Jordan Farris hit .333 (4-for-12) with a homer, two RBI and a stolen base.The Razorback pitching staff compiled a 2.54 team ERA on the week. Ryne Stanek turned in a dominating performance in game two of the series vs. LSU, working 6.2 shutout innings with five strikeout innings to earn his fourth win of the season. Brandon Moore appeared in two games and gave up two runs, one earned, in 7.1 innings. Trent Daniel, Michael Gunn, Trey Killian and Tyler Wright each had two appearances on the week and did not allow an earned run. Chris Oliver pitched in two games, giving up a run and striking out three in 4.2 innings.Arkansas hits the road for a pair of midweek games at Nebraska on Tuesday and Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, while Wednesday’s game will start at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday’s game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Next weekend, the Razorbacks return home to face Texas A&M. Game times for the weekend series are 6:35 p.m. on Friday, 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. All three games of the series will be televised with the series opener on Cox Sports Television, game two on ESPNU and game three on ESPN2.

Download: Games of April 8-April 14.pdf



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