FAYETTEVILLE – After posting a 3-1 record on its first road trip of the 2011 season, the Arkansas Razorback baseball team continued its ascent in the national rankings, rising to as high as No. 9 in the country this week.
The Razorbacks were big movers in three of the four national polls this week. Arkansas moved up five spots to No. 9 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll and also advanced four spots to No. 11 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll. The Hogs jumped five spots to No. 13 in this week’s Collegiate Baseball rankings. Arkansas is not ranked in this week’s Baseball America top 25.
Arkansas is off to a 13-2 start, the team’s best 15-game start since the 2006 squad opened the season with a 14-1 record in its first 15 games. The Razorbacks have won all four of their weekend series so far in 2011, sweeping Delaware State, Utah and Wisconsin-Milwaukee and taking three of four games at San Diego State last weekend in the team’s first road series of the season.
The Razorbacks return to the field on Tuesday, hosting Kansas at Baum Stadium. First pitch is set for 3:05 p.m.