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Arkansas Treks to Hawai?i for Rainbow Baseball Tournament

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Arkansas Treks to Hawai?i for Rainbow Baseball Tournament

Games: 10-14

Arkansas Razorbacks

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Rainbow Baseball Tournament

Murakami Stadium • Honolulu, Hawai’i

Radio: Razorback Baseball Radio Network

Live Stats: Hogwired.com

Tournament Outlook

Game 10: Arkansas vs. Washington

Tue., Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m. (CT) – Murakami Stadium

Probable Starting Pitchers

UA: 30 Chris Rhoads, RHP (3-0, 0.59 ERA)

UW: 14 Tim Lincecum, RHP (2-0, 3.71 ERA)

Game 11: Arkansas vs. Texas-Arlington

Wed., March 1, 6:30 p.m. (CT) – Murakami Stadium

Probable Starting Pitchers

UA: 45 Charley Boyce, RHP (0-0, 6.48 ERA)

UTA: TBA

Game 12: Arkansas at Hawai’i

Thurs., March 2, 10:35 p.m. (CT) – Murakami Stadium

Probable Starting Pitchers

UA: 33 Nick Schmidt, LHP (3-0, 0.47 ERA)

UH: TBA

Game 13: Arkansas vs. TBA

Game 14: Arkansas vs. Texas-Arlington (6:30 p.m.)

Arkansas Treks to Hawai’i for Rainbow Baseball Tournament

No. 11 Arkansas is in Honolulu, Hawai’i, this week for the First Title Rainbow Baseball Tournament at Les Murakami Stadium. The Razorbacks will play five games in five day to wrap up a stretch of eight games in 10 days.

The Hogs (9-0) open on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. CT (2:30 Hawai’i) against Washington and preseason All-America RHP Tim Lincecum. Tuesday Arkansas will face Texas-Arlington at 6:30 p.m. CT (2:30 Hawai’i) and then on Wednesday takes on host Hawai’i at 10:35 p.m. CT (6:35 Hawai’i). The outcome of the first three games will determine who will be the Razorbacks’ opponent and when is played.

Arkansas will face Texas-Arlington on Saturday’s 6:30 p.m. CT (2:30 Hawai’i) in the final game of the tournament for both teams. The match up between the Hogs and Mavericks on Saturday came about because both teams had Saturday evening flights home that required the early game time.

The Razorbacks will send junior college transfer Chris Rhoads to the mound on Tuesday against the Huskies. Rhoads is 3-0 and has been particularly effective this season with a 0.59 ERA and a .177 opponent batting average. He has struck out 14 and walked just one this season.

Fifth-year senior Charley Boyce will take the hill against Texas-Arlington on Wednesday. He does not have a decision in three starts this season and a 6.48 ERA. He is the Hogs’ all-time starts leader and second in school history in both innings and wins.

Sophomore All-America candidate Nick Schmidt will face host Hawai’i on Thursday. Schmidt boasts a 3-0 record and a 0.47 ERA in 19 innings of work. Opponents are hitting .050 against the big left-hander who has struck out 23 and walked just five.

Right-handed sophomore Shaun Seibert will make his second start of the season on Friday. He is 1-0 after throwing five-scoreless innings against Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

The Razorbacks are averaging nine runs a game with a .316 batting average. On the mound, the Hogs have a 2.11 ERA while averaging 7.9 strikeouts per game and just 2.6 walks per contest.

Hard Working Hogs

Arkansas is in the midst of eight games in 10 days in the heart of the 2006 non-conference schedule. The Hogs opened the home slated by sweeping a doubleheader from Louisiana Tech on Friday, Feb. 24 and then taking the series finale on Saturday, Feb. 25 with a 10-2 win.

Sunday, Feb. 26, was a travel day for the Razorbacks as they departed on a 15-hour trek to Honolulu that began at 5:45 a.m. at Baum Stadium and concluded at 4:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m. in Arkansas) in the Hawaiian Islands. Monday, Feb. 27, was spent adjusting to the time change, practicing at Les Murakami Stadium and an evening Luau at Germaine’s, which is known as the most authentic luau in the Pacific.

On Tuesday, the Razorbacks begin a schedule of five games in five days that features Washington and its All-American right-hander Tim Lincecum. Wednesday pits the Hogs with Texas-Arlington with host Hawai’i awaiting a challenge from the Hogs on Thursday evening.

The outcome of the first three games will determine when and whom the the Razorbacks play on Friday. Arkansas and Texas-Arlington both have Saturday evening flights which will force a match up between the Razorbacks and Mavericks in the early game on March 4.

The Hogs fly home overnight and are scheduled to return home at 9:52 a.m. on Sunday, March 5. Arkansas returns home the next weekend for a three-game series with Cal State-Northridge.

Diamond Hogs in Hawai’i

The Rainbow Baseball Tournament marks the third trip to Hawai’i for the Arkansas baseball team. Legendary head coach Norm Debriyn took the Hogs to Hawai’i in 1987 and 1991 and went a combined 6-5 in his two visits.

UA went 3-3 during their 1987 trip with a 1-1 record against Hawai’i Pacific and a 2-2 record against the University of Hawai’i. The Razorbacks returned in 1991 and posted a 3-2 record with two wins over Hawai’i Pacific and a 1-2 mark against Hawai’i.

Scouting the Rainbow Baseball Tournament

The Rainbow Baseball Tournament features Arkansas, host Hawai’i, Washington and Texas-Arlington. It is the first meeting between the Hogs and Huskies. Arkansas is 3-4 all time against Hawai’i and 4-1 vs. the Mavericks.

Washington – The Huskies are 8-2 this season and will throw preseason All-American Tim Lincecum. He is 2-0 this season with a 3.71 ERA in 17 innings of work. He has struck out 33 and walked nine. The Huskies are hitting .282 as a team and scoring 8.2 runs per game. The UW pitching staff boasts a 4.75 ERA.

Texas-Arlington – The Mavericks enter the game with a 3-7 record after being no-hit by Dallas Baptist on Saturday. UTA is hitting .246 as a team with a 7.08 team ERA.

Hawai’i – The host Rainbows are 11-3 on the season with losses to No. 24 Southern California, San Diego State and UC Irvine. Hawai’i is hitting .297 as a team with a 3.40 ERA. UH is 8-3 at home and have swiped 16 bases this season.

A Look at the Razorbacks’ Rotation

Tuesday – Chris Rhoads, RHP (3-0, 0.59 ERA) – Rhoads missed his regular turn in the rotation so he could start the first game of the Rainbow Baseball Tournament on Tuesday against Washington. He did get some work with his first appearance in relief in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader. Rhoads’ 2.1 innings earned him his third win of the season. He allowed one unearned run on two hits while striking out two.

Wednesday – Charley Boyce (0-0, 6.48 ERA) – Boyce set the school record with his 47th career start on Saturday, Feb. 18, against Stephen F. Austin in the Al Ogletree Classic in Edinburg, Texas. He followed that with his best performance to date in 2006 in a no decision against Louisiana Tech in the first game of a doubleheader against Louisiana Tech on Friday, Feb. 24 at Baum Stadium. The Bulldogs found every hole possible in the infield and chased a fairly sharp Boyce after 3.1 innings of work. He is still on a limited number of pitches after being slowed in the offseason and preseason with bone spurs in his elbow and an infection.

Thursday – Nick Schmidt, LHP (3-0, 0.47 ERA) – Schmidt allowed his first three hits of the 2006 season against Louisiana Tech in the second game of a doubleheader with the Bulldogs on Friday, Feb. 24. However, the outing my have been his most dominating as the 6-foot, 5-inch left-hander went a season-best seven innings, allowing two runs – one earned – but striking out 10 and walking just one. Opposing hitters are now hitting .050 off Schmidt this season in 19 innings.

Friday – Shaun Seibert, RHP (1-0, 0.00 ERA) – Seibert threw five-scoreless innings to beat Louisiana Tech on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Baum Stadium. The right-hander struck out six and did not walk a batter.

Hum Granted Release

Freshman transfer David Hum was granted his release by Notre Dame on Wednesday, Feb. 22, and cleared to play two days later. Hum made his first appearance in a Razorback uniform in the second game of a doubleheader with Louisiana Tech on Friday, Feb. 24. The left-handed hitting Hum went 2 for 5 with a double and a RBI. He started two games DH against Louisiana Tech and is hitting .300 this season.

Schmidt Becoming Household Name

Sophomore left-hander Nick Schmidt is quickly becoming a household name in college baseball. The St. Louis native had the country buzzing after opening the season with 13.2 hitless innings that included a combined no-hitter against traditional-power Oklahoma State.

Schmidt has only allowed three hits and one earned run in 19 innings this season. That translates to a 0.47 ERA and a .050 opponent batting average. He has 23 strikeouts (including 10 vs. Louisiana Tech) and just five walks.

Dugger Powering the Hogs’ Offense

Razorbacks’ junior left fielder Jake Dugger has reminded everyone why he earned freshman All-America honors following the 2004 season over the first three weeks of the 2006 season. The Omaha, Neb., native is hitting .432 with a .811 slugging percentage, a .533 on-base percentage, three home runs and 11 RBI. He also continues to come through in the clutch with a team-high four game-winning hits.

Hollensworth Coming to Life

Senior Chris Hollensworth has been one of the toughest outs in the Arkansas lineup over the last two weeks. The outfielder leads the team with a .458 batting average and is second in runs scored with 10. Hollensworth also has two stolen bases and a on-base percentage of .519.

Hitting Streaks …

The Razorbacks have five players with at least five-game hitting streaks on the line in Hawai’i this week. Junior first baseman Danny Hamblin leads the way with a seven-game streak. He has hit safely in eight of the Hogs first nine games this season. Fellow juniors Blake Parker and Jake Dugger have hit in five straight games.

The surprise of the bunch just might be the other two Hogs’ with five-game hitting streaks. Redshirt freshman Matt Willard and true freshman James Ewing have five-game hit streaks going. Willard is hitting a cool .438 this season, while Ewing is close behind at .429.

Newcomers Shining for Hogs

Several newcomers have stepped into the everyday lineup and pitching rotation to help Arkansas open with a 9-0 record.

Junior college transfer Chris Rhoads has been outstanding in the Hogs’ starting rotation. The right-hander is 3-0 with a 0.59 ERA in 15.1 innings of work. Rhoads has struck out 14 and walked just one batter.

Redshirt freshman Matt Willard made the most of his redshirt season and has come out smoking in year two. The New Place, Pa., native is hitting .438 with two doubles and four RBI while making starts at second base, third base and shortstop.

James Ewing, a true freshman from Beaumont, Texas, has flourished in his playing time with early on in his Razorback career. He is hitting .429 in five starts spread between second base, third base and shortstop. Ewing has hit safely in all five appearances.

David Hum and Wayne Hrozek have shared the designated hitter duties and came through with big hits. Hum has two starts and a .300 batting average while Hrozek is hitting .294 in five starts this season.

Razorbacks Climb in National Polls

Arkansas climbed once again in the national polls this week after improving to 9-0 on the season. The Hogs jumped six spots in the Baseball America to No. 11.

The NCBWA moved UA into its top 10 at No. 9. The Razorbacks moved up to No. 19 in Collegiate Baseball’s top 30. SEBaseball.com has the Razorbacks ranked the highest at No. 6 with RosenblattReport.com listing the Hogs at No. 12.

Looking Back at Louisiana Tech Series

The Razorbacks swept Louisiana Tech in the first home series of the 2006 season at Baum Stadium. Arkansas hit .348 as a team with a .436 on-base percentage while scoring 11 runs per game. The pitching staff allowed just three runs per contest and held the Bulldogs to a .213 batting average.

#17 Arkansas 10, Louisiana Tech 9 – Jake Dugger cranked a sixth inning home run to put the Razorbacks on top for good after trailing 4-0 after two-and-a-half innings. Chris Rhoads got the win out of the bullpen with 2.1 innings of work and Devin Collis notched his fourth save of the season. Dugger finished 3 for 4 at the plate with two RBI and two runs scored.

#17 Arkansas 13, Louisiana Tech 2 – Nick Schmidt’s no-hit streak was halted at 13.2 innings but the big left-hander still improved to 3-0 with a commanding 10-strikeout performance. Freshman James Ewing drove in a career-best three runs as the Hogs’ offense exploded for 13 runs on 14 hits.

#17 Arkansas 10, Louisiana Tech 2 – A five-run first inning highlighted by Brian Walker first home run of the season, a towering shot to right field, was all Arkansas needed to complete the series sweep of Louisiana Tech with a 10-2 win. Shaun Seibert (1-0) was strong in five innings of work, allowing just three hits and striking out six without issuing a walk. All nine Razorback starters collected at least one hit on the afternoon.

Schmidt Named Pro-Line Cap National Pitcher of the Week

Nick Schmidt added to his long list of honors on Tuesday, Feb. 14, when the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) named the Arkansas left-hander the Pro-Line Cap National Pitcher of the Week. He also captured SEC Pitcher of the Week honors for his efforts.

The sophomore from St. Louis, Mo., quickly displaced any notion of a sophomore jinx in his season debut against perennial power Oklahoma State at the Jaguar Invitational in Mobile, Ala. Schmidt started and pitched the first six innings of the 12th no-hitter in school history. He struck out six and walked three on 87 pitches. It was the first time in 71 years of recorded baseball at Oklahoma State that the Cowboys had been held without a hit in a nine-inning game.

He followed that up the next week by tossing six-more hitless innings in a 5-2 win over No. 18 TCU. He has not allowed a hit in 12 innings of work this season while striking out 13 and walking four.

The Combined No-Hitter

Nick Schmidt, Brian McLelland and Devin Collis combined for the 12th no-hitter in Arkansas history on Saturday, Feb. 11, against Oklahoma State in the Jaguar Invitational in Mobile, Ala.

Schmidt threw the first six innings before McLelland came on to hold OSU hitless for a frame. Collis carved up the Cowboys over the final two innings. It marked the first time in 71-recorded years of OSU baseball that the Cowboys had been held hitless in a nine-inning game.

The no-hitter was the first for Arkansas since Scott Roehl’s no-no against Kansas State on March 20, 2001, in Shreveport, La. It was the first combined no-hitter since Brian Cook and Brian Dennison teamed up to hold Evangel without a hit on April 2, 1991. More on all 12 Arkansas no-hitters can be found on page 116 of your 2006 Razorback baseball media guide.

RosenblattReport.com Tabs Schmidt with National Honors

Schmidt was also recognized as the national pitcher of week by RosenblattReport.com on Tuesday, Feb. 14, after his impressive showing against Oklahoma State. RosenblattReport.com was the only outlet to name Schmidt to one of their preseason All-America teams.

Boyce Climbing Up Arkansas’ Record Books

Charley Boyce is climbing up the Arkansas record books each time he takes the field. The senior from Broken Arrow, Okla., is the school’s all-time leader in career games started with 48. Boyce is second in career victories (27), tied for third in career appearances (71) and second in all-time innings pitched (339.0). Boyce is also eighth in career strikeouts with 206. Boyce has a career ERA of 3.43.

His sophomore and junior seasons also rank as some of the best in school history. Boyce’s 11 wins last season are tied for the third-most in a single season, while his 10 victories in 2004 are tied for eighth. His 19 starts in 2004 are tied for the most in school history. Boyce’s 122.1 innings in 2005 are the second-most in a single season in school history, while his 115.1 innings in 2004 rank eighth.

Gentry to Miss Two Weeks with Broken Hand

Arkansas center fielder Craig Gentry will miss at least the next two weeks with a broken bone in his left hand. The senior could be available as a late-inning defensive replacement or a pinch runner as soon as this weekend’s series with Louisiana Tech, but he will not be able to hit.

Gentry injured the hand in practice on Wednesday, Feb. 15, when he was hit on the hand in practice. The injury wasn’t detected at first and Gentry started Friday against TCU and went 3 for 3 before leaving due to pain in the hand. The fracture was reveled in x-rays on Friday evening following the TCU game.

Arkansas Running Wild Again This Season

Dave Van Horn’s Razorbacks are up to their old tricks again this season. Nine games into the 2006 schedule Arkansas has swiped 21 bases in 26 attempts for an average of 2.33 per contest. UA was second in the SEC a year ago with 108 stolen bases after leading the league in 2004 with 112 pilfers. The school record for stolen bases in a season is 155 set in 1983. The Razorbacks would need to average 2.77 stolen bases per game in a 56-game regular season to surpass the 1983 club.

Collis Handling Closer Duties

Senior left-hander Devin Collis has taken hold of the role as the Hogs’ closer in 2006. The St. Charles, Mo., native has four saves in four appearances this season with a 1.59 ERA, six strikeouts and no walks in 5.2 innings. Collis was 2-0 without a save and a 4.69 ERA in 48 innings last season.

Live Stats on Hogwired.com

New and improved live stats for Razorback baseball games are available to everyone on Hogwired.com this season. Up-to-the-minute scoring, boxscores and play-by-plays can be found under the ‘Live Stats’ link on the left side of the Hogwired.com homepage. Once in the live stats page click on the camera icon next to the event you want to follow.

RazorZone to Feature Live Webcast

RazorZone at Hogwired.com will live webcast roughly 25 Razorback baseball games this season. The video board feed normally reserved for in-house televisions and suite holders will be streamed in the RazorZone. All home games that do not conflict with televised games or the SEC Game of the Week on FSN will be streamed on RazorZone. There will also be selected road games at Florida and LSU that can been seen on the RazorZone. The RazorZone is a subscription package ($9.95 a month or $99.95 a year) through Hogwired.com that also features live audio of all Razorback football, basketball and baseball games and video features.

Game-Winning Hits

Coming through with the game-winning base hit is not an easy thing to do. Here we will track the Razorback players that come through in the clutch this season. Jake Dugger is leading the way for Arkansas this season with four in seven games where a hit account for the winning run.

Date Player Result (Inning)

2/11 vs. Oklahoma State Brian Walker 1B, 2 RBI (6th)

2/12 at South Alabama Jake Dugger HR, 2 RBI (6th)

2/17 vs. #18 TCU Wayne Hrozek 2B, 2 RBI (1st)

2/18 vs. Stephen F. Austin Jake Dugger 1B, RBI (3rd)

2/19 at Texas-Pan American Jake Dugger 1B, RBI (5th)

2/24 Louisiana Tech Jake Dugger HR, 2 RBI (6th)

2/25 Louisiana Tech Danny Hamblin 1B, RBI (1st)

Preseason Polls Tout Razorbacks

Arkansas is ranked among the nation’s best in the 2006 preseason rankings. Prognosticators have the Hogs anywhere from 14th to 33rd in the preseason polls.

Baseball America ranks the Razorbacks 18th in the nation, while Collegiate Baseball has the Hogs all the way down at 33rd. The NCBWA picked Arkansas at No. 19, while the USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ Poll ranks the Razorbacks 23rd.

The two major internet rankings, SEBaseball.com and RosenblattReport.com have the Hogs ranked 15th and 14th, respectively.

Defending national champion Texas is a consensus preseason No. 1 with Florida or Clemson holding down the No. 2 spot.

Hogs Post 3.15-Team GPA During Fall Semester

The Arkansas baseball team proved they were truly student-athletes during the 2005 fall semester with an impressive 3.15-team grade point average.

The 3.15-team GPA was the highest of any male team on campus with 26 of 41 players earning a 3.0 or better GPA. Razorback position players compiled a 3.27 GPA, while the pitching staff put together a 3.0 GPA during the fall.

Senior right-handed pitcher Charley Boyce and former shortstop Scott Hode received their degrees in December, while Trey Holloway and Josh Smith are scheduled to graduate in May.

Two Hogs, freshmen Taylor Ardoin and Brad Secrist, earned perfect 4.0 GPAs during the fall. Eleven Razorbacks posted GPAs of 3.5 or better during the fall, including Brian Walker (3.91), Thomas Hauskey (3.86), Lee Land (3.83), Brandon Barr (3.83), Brian McLelland (3.82), Hunter London (3.75), Trey Holloway (3.69), Jake Dugger (3.60), Shaun Seibert (3.60), James Ewing (3.60) and Danny Hamblin (3.53).

Baseball America’s Preseason Look at the SEC

Baseball America tabbed the Razorbacks 18th nationally headed into the 2006 in its preseason poll. The publication also picked the Hogs second in the SEC’s Western Division behind Mississippi State and just ahead of LSU.

That projected finish also nabs Arkansas a NCAA Tournament according to Baseball America.

On the individual front BA did not name any Hogs to the first-team preseason all-conference team. But several Razorbacks were singled-out by the publication after a polling of the league’s coaches.

• Sophomore LHP Nick Schmidt was named the SEC’s fourth-best prospect in the 2007 MLB Draft.

• Senior center fielder Craig Gentry was selected as the best defensive outfielder in the SEC.

• Senior RHP Charley Boyce was picked to have the best control.

Schmidt Named 15th-Best Sophomore by Baseball America

The Razorbacks left-handed pitcher Nick Schmidt was named the 15th-best sophomore in the country by Baseball America. The publication lists the top 50 collegiate baseball players in each class as chosen by the Major League scouts.

SEBaseball.com Tabs Schmidt Preseason Pitcher of the Year

Sophomore left-handed pitcher Nick Schmidt was named the 2006 Preseason Pitcher of the Year in the Southeastern Conference by SEBaseball.com. Schmidt posted an 8-2 last season with a 2.80 ERA in 99.2 innings. He also led the team in strikeouts with 89.

RosenblattReport.com Selects Schmidt and Hamblin 3rd All-Americans

Danny Hamblin and Nick Schmidt earned preseason All-America honors by RosenblattReport.com.

Hamblin got the nod after leading Arkansas in almost every offensive category as a sophomore. The Rowlett, Texas, native hit .341 with 19 doubles, 10 home runs, a .420 on-base percentage and a .573 slugging percentage.

The left-handed Schmidt was named to the third-team after a stellar freshman campaign. As the Hogs’ No. 1 starter, he posted an 8-2 record with a 2.80 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 99.2 innings. Schmidt was named the SEC Freshman of the Year by SEBaseball.com and was on everyone’s freshmen All-America team in 2005.

Hamblin Named First-Team All-Conference by SEBaseball.com

SEBaseball.com named Arkansas first baseman Danny Hamblin and LHP Nick Schmidt to its first-team preseason All-SEC squad. Schmidt was a freshman All-American a season ago after an 8-2 record, a 2.80 ERA and 89 strikeouts. Hamblin led almost every offensive category for the Razorbacks as a sophomore with a .341 batting average, 19 doubles, 10 home runs and 49 RBI.

The Hogs also had two second-team selections by SEBaseball.com in center fielder Craig Gentry and starting pitcher Charley Boyce. Gentry produced outstanding numbers for the Razorbacks a season ago after taking over in center field in late March. The Fort Smith native hit .311 with 12 doubles and 18 stolen bases. Boyce pitched out of just about every role for the Hogs in 2005, finishing with an 11-10 record and a 3.53 ERA in 122.1 innings.

Florida’s Matt LaPorta was selected as SEBaseball.com’s Hitter of the Year.

Butler Joins Hogs’ Staff

Todd Butler joined the Razorbacks’ staff at the beginning of July as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator. He came to Arkansas after eight years as an assistant coach for Alabama and three seasons as the head coach at his alma mater McNeese State. He was an assistant coach at Alabama from 1995-2000, helping the Tide to three College World Series appearances and four SEC Tournament Championships. He served as the Crimson Tide’s hitting coach and outfield coach in his first stint in Tuscaloosa.

In 2001, Butler took over the reigns of the McNeese State program and guided the Cowboys to a 90-83 (.520) record in three seasons. He led McNeese State to a Southland Tournament Championship and a trip to the NCAA Houston Regional in 2003. Butler returned to Alabama in the summer of 2003 and has served as the team’s recruiting coordinator, hitting instructor, infield coach and first base coach for the past two seasons.

Bubbs Merrill is now the volunteer assistant and Clay Goodwin assumed the student assistant position.

Hogs Believed to Lead Country in Actual Attendance

The NCAA and Southeastern Conference recognize paid attendance as their method of ranking attendance, but Arkansas keeps both an actual attendance and paid attendance. In 2005, the Razorbacks also set a school record in actual attendance with 146,902 fans showing up at Baum Stadium. That averages out to 5,247 fans per game and is believed to have led the country last season.

In an informal survey by the Baton Rouge (La.) Advocate, Arkansas led all SEC schools in actual attendance. The Razorbacks’ average of 5,247 fans in actual attendance would rank fifth nationally on the NCAA’s paid attendance rankings. LSU finished second in The Advocate’s survey of actual attendance with 3,922 fans per game. Below is a breakdown of both paid and actual attendance at Baum Stadium over the past three seasons and a look ahead to the 2006 season.

Year Tickets Sold Actual Attendance

2006 (running total) 17,532 (5,844) 11,434 (3,811)

2005 200,378 (7,156) 146,902 (5,247)

2004 (regular season) 134,525 (4,204) 91,779 (2,868)

2004 (w/postseason) 188,753 (4,840) 146,007 (3,743)

2003 100,372 (3,585) 60,510 (2,161)

Razorbacks Pick Captains for 2005

The Razorbacks selected their 2006 captains by a vote of the team prior to the start of the season. Senior pitcher Charley Boyce, junior first baseman Danny Hamblin and sophomore catcher Brian Walker were chosen to represent the Razorbacks this season.

Player Number Corrections from Media Guide

There are a few numbers changes from your 2006 Arkansas baseball media guide. The new numbers are reflected on the roster page on page seven of this notes package. The corrected numbers are #30 Chris Rhoads, #37 Tommy McClain, #40 Brett Bollman, #43 Hunter London and #44 Brad Secrist.

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