Overall Record: 17-10 SEC Record: 4-5 This Week’s Record: 4-2
This Week’s Results: March 25 – Arkansas 6, Mississippi Valley State 0 March 25 – Arkansas 12, Mississippi Valley State 1 (7 inn) March 26 – Arkansas 3, Mississippi Valley State 0 March 29 – Arkansas 4, Mississippi State 0 March 29 – Mississippi State 5, Arkansas 1 March 30 – Mississippi State 5, Arkansas 1
Upcoming Games: April 1, 6:35 p.m. – Arkansas vs. Nebraska – Baum Stadium (Live on CST) April 2, 1:35 p.m. – Arkansas vs. Nebraska – Baum Stadium April 3, 7:00 p.m. – Arkansas vs. South Carolina – Baum Stadium (Live on ESPNU) April 4, 6:35 p.m. – Arkansas at Mississippi State – Starkville, Miss. April 5, 6:00 p.m. – Arkansas at Mississippi State – Starkville, Miss. (Live on CST)
Player of the Week:
Joe Serrano – OF – 6-0 – 195 – Tuscon, Arizona
Notes: Junior Joe Serrano hit .429 last week with nine hits, four runs scored and two runs batted in. He recorded hits in five of the Razorbacks’ six games, and had three multi-hit games, including a pair of three-hit performances. He walked four times on the week and was a perfect 2-for-2 in the stolen base department. He has seven multi-hit games on the season, and is tied for the team lead with five multi-RBI games. Serrano raised his batting average 44 points on the week to .298, ranking second on the team.
Pitcher of the Week
Jalen Beeks – LHP – 5-11 – 180 – Prairie Grove, Ark.
Notes: Junior Jalen Beeks went 8.0 scoreless innings at Mississippi State as the Razorbacks recorded their fourth shutout in five games. He allowed nine hits, recorded one strikeout and lowered his earned run average to a team-leading 1.27. He threw a season-high 114 pitches and allowed two runs or less for the sixth time in seven starts.
Freshman of the Week:
Alex Phillips – RHP – 6-4 – 225 – Nacogdoches, Texas
Notes: Freshman Alex Phillips picked up his second victory of the season with a career-long 6.0 innings pitched in a 3-0 victory over Mississippi Valley State. He registered a career-high seven strikeouts and scattered three hits in six scoreless frames as the Razorbacks swept a mid-week series from the Delta Devils. He is 2-0 on the season with a 1.29 earned run average in four appearance and 14.0 inning of work.
The Razorbacks have won at least one game in 20 straight SEC series dating back to the 2012 season. The two runs Mississippi State scored in the first inning of Sunday’s series finale were just the fourth and fifth runs Arkansas has allowed in the first inning all season. Before Mississippi State scored four runs in game two of the series, Arkansas put together streak that saw the pitching staff allow just two runs over 54.2 innings of work. The stretch included four shutouts in five games, including back-to-back shutouts in SEC play. The Razorbacks were hit by 10 pitches in six games last week to bring the season total to 54. Arkansas has been hit by a pitch in 13 straight games, in 24 of 27 games and hit by multiple pitches in a contest 15 times this season. Arkansas dropped its first regular season series to Mississippi State since the 2008 season. Sunday marked the first SEC series of the year Arkansas did not win the series finale. The Razorbacks have a 13-3 record at Baum Stadium in 2014, including their current four-game winning streak. The Razorbacks have protected leads all season and are 15-0 when leading after six innings, 15-0 when leading after seven innings and 16-0 when leading after eight innings. Arkansas is 11-5 when holding opponents to two runs or less and has posted a 16-1 record when scoring first.
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