Overall Record: 13-8
SEC Record: 3-3
This Week’s Record: 4-1
This Week’s Results:March 18 – Arkansas 4, Grambling State 3March 19 – Arkansas 8, Grambling State 0March 21 – Alabama 17, Arkansas 9March 22 – Arkansas 2, Alabama 1March 23 – Arkansas 1, Alabama 0
Upcoming Games:March 25, 3:05 p.m. (DH) – Arkansas vs. Mississippi Valley State – Baum StadiumMarch 26, 3:05 p.m. – Arkansas vs. Mississippi Valley State – North Little Rock (Live on CST)March 28, 6:30 p.m. – Arkansas at Mississippi State – Starkville, Miss.March 29, 2:00 p.m. – Arkansas at Mississippi State – Starkville, Miss.March 30, 1:30 p.m. – Arkansas at Mississippi State – Starkville, Miss.
Player of the Week:
Eric Fisher – INF – 6-3 – 210 – Spring, Texas
Notes: Eric Fisher hit .467 with seven hits, three runs scored and four runs batted in. He recorded hits in four of the five games, including a career-high four-hit performance against Grambling State where he reached base in all five trips to the plate. He drove in the game-winning run in a 2-1 victory over Alabama in game two of the weekend series, coming off the bench and lining an eighth-inning RBI single to left field in his only plate appearance. Fisher added three doubles on the week and had a .556 on base percentage.
Pitcher of the Week:
Trey Killian – RHP – 6-2 – 190 – Mountain Home, Ark.
Notes: Trey Killian tossed his second straight complete game Saturday against Alabama, going 9.0 innings and giving up just one run on four hits, while striking out seven. He worked four perfect innings and retired 14 of the final 15 batters in the game. His seven strikeouts were two short of his career-high, as Killian has allowed just three earned runs over his last 24.0 innings of action. He is one of two pitchers in the SEC with multiple complete games.
Arkansas is 12-0 this season when scoring first. Arkansas has won at least one game in 19 straight SEC series, a streak that stretches back to 2012. The Razorbacks have been hit by 44 pitches this season with at least one hit by pitch in seven straight games. Arkansas has been hit by pitch in 18 of 21 contests with multiple hit by pitches in 12 games. Trey Killian is one of only two pitchers in the SEC with multiple complete games after the sophomore tossed back-to-back complete games against Florida and Alabama. He has allowed three earned runs over his last 24.0 innings, with 14 strikeouts and just three walks. Seven of the Razorbacks’ eight losses this season have come by a combined eight runs. The Razorbacks have protected leads all season and are 11-0 when leading after six innings, 12-0 when leading after seven innings and 13-0 when leading after eight innings. The Razorbacks have won the series finale of both SEC series this season and three of their last four dating back to last season. Jake Wise recorded his SEC-leading fourth pickoff of the season in the fourth inning Friday against Alabama when he picked off a runner at second base. Krisjon Wilkerson recorded a pair of hits Saturday for his sixth multi-hit game of the year to tie Brian Anderson for the team lead. Sunday’s attendance of 7,967 gave Arkansas 25,115 fans for the series and an average of 7,638 fans for 13 home dates this season.
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