FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Junior Logan Forsythe was named the Southeastern Conference Hitter of the Week on Monday afternoon after a fantastic series against Ole Miss over the weekend which allowed the Arkansas Razorback baseball team to win two games and move within a game and a half of the Western Division lead.
Forsythe went 7-11 on the weekend for a stunning .636 average with three home runs, five runs scored and eight RBI to lead the Hogs to a doubleheader sweep and series victory in Oxford, its first series win against the Rebels since 2002. His three home runs and double gave the Memphis, Tenn., native a 1.545 slugging percentage for the three games and three walks contributed to a .688 on-base percentage. All totaled, Forsythe was on base in 10 of 15 at bats over three games.
“That is great,” Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn said. “He really came through for us this weekend. We needed Logan to start driving in runs and he did that for us.”
While each of Forsythe’s plate appearances was important, none were more clutch than his sixth-inning three-run home run in the Saturday nightcap which proved to be the game-winning hit. The shot over the left-center field wall gave Arkansas a 6-0 lead, one that Arkansas pitcher Cliff Springston would not surrender and clinched the series.
Forsythe is the third Razorback baseball player to earn SEC weekly honors this season. Freshman Andy Wilkins was named Freshman of the Week on February 25 and senior Aaron Murphree took Hitter of the Week honors on March 10.
The Razorbacks are back at Baum Stadium on Wednesday evening when they host a red hot Missouri State team with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. For more information regarding Razorback baseball or University of Arkansas athletics please visit www.hogwired.com.