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@RazorbackBSB Weekly Notebook: April 27

@RazorbackBSB Weekly Notebook: April 27

Overall Record: 28-18SEC Record: 10-11This Week’s Record: 3-2

This Week’s Results:April 22 – Arkansas 8, Northwestern State 1April 23 – Arkansas 15, Northwestern State 3April 25 – Auburn 2, Arkansas 1April 26 – Arkansas 4, Auburn 3 (10 Inn)April 27 – Auburn 7, Arkansas 2

Upcoming Games:April 29, 4:05 p.m. – Arkansas at Missouri State – Springfield, Mo.May 2, 6:30 p.m. – Arkansas at Ole Miss – Oxford, Miss.May 3, 2:15 p.m. – Arkansas at Ole Miss – Oxford, Miss. (Live on FSN)May 4, 1:30 p.m. – Arkansas at Ole Miss – Oxford, Miss. (Live on CSS)

Player of the Week:

Brian Anderson – 2B – 6-3 – 185 – Edmund, Okla.

Notes: Junior Brian Anderson added three more multi-hit games last week, recording seven total hits and adding six runs batted in. He drove in three runs in each mid-week game against Northwestern State, including a three-run homer for his fourth long ball of the year. He ended the five-game week with a .389 batting average and .429 on base percentage. Anderson scored five runs in as many games, walked twice and was successful in his only stolen base attempt.

Pitcher of the Week:

Trey Killian – RHP – 6-2 – 190 – Mountain Home, Ark.

Trey Killian posted another brilliant Friday night start for the Razorbacks in the series opener against Auburn, lasting 8.0 innings and giving up just four hits and no earned runs. He set down each of the first nine batters he faced and recorded a season-high eight strikeouts. Killian posted five perfect 1-2-3 innings and worked into the eighth inning for the sixth time in nine starts on the year. He lowered his earned run average to 2.30 and has now recorded 36 strikeouts in 62.2 innings of work.

Freshman of the Week:

Blake Baxendale – DH – 6-3 – 215 – Rogers, Ark.

Notes: Freshman Blake Baxendale hit safely in all five games last week, recording seven total hits with a .450 on base percentage. He tallied three hits in the first game of the week against Northwestern State and followed with a single hit in each of the next four games. Baxendale drove in three runs in a Saturday doubleheader against Auburn, including a two-run double in the series finale.

Team Notes

-The Razorbacks have won at least one game in 24 straight SEC series dating back to the 2012 season, currently the second-longest streak in the league behind Vanderbilt at 26.

-With a walk-off win over Auburn in the 10th inning in game two of the series, Arkansas played its first extra-inning game of the year and recorded its first last at-bat victory of the season.

-The paid attendance Saturday of 11,742 marked the largest in the history of Baum Stadium.

-Over the last 10 games, the Arkansas bullpen has allowed just one earned run in 33.1 innings of work for a 0.27 earned run average. The remarkable stretch has seen nine different pitchers take the mound, including six of those on multiples occasions.

-Jake Wise threw out four more base stealers last week to bring his season total to an SEC-leading 18. Has allowed just 19 stolen bases on the year for a .514 stolen base percentage allowed.

-After hitting nine home runs through the first 32 games, Arkansas has hit 10 home runs in the last 14 games.

-With three double plays in three games against Auburn, the Razorbacks have turned an SEC-leading 44 double plays on the year.

-The Razorbacks have held their opponents to two runs or less in 26 of 46 games this year.

-With seven more hits in five games last week, Brian Anderson has hit safely in 20 of the last 22 games and in 39 of 46 games on the year.

-Arkansas is currently 546-366 all-time in the month of April, including an 11-8 record this season. The Razorbacks have never had a losing season in April under Coach Van Horn.

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