Ryan Fox Earns SEC Player of the Week Honors
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Junior outfielder Ryan Fox was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week after recording a career-best five hits in Saturday’s 8-7, 15-inning victory over fourth-ranked South Carolina.
Fox was responsible for five of Arkansas’ eight runs in the game, scoring twice and driving in three runs. Fox finished the game 5-for-6 with a double, home run and stolen base.
“Ryan pretty much carried us offensively on Saturday. He swung the bat well and made things happen for us,” Arkansas head coach Norm DeBriyn said. “He has done a good job this season and is continuing to improve. He has a good approach and is working hard for us every day.”
The Rogers, Ark., native is the first Razorback to record five hits in a game since Ryan Lundquist accomplished the feat against Kentucky with a 5-for-5 performance in 1999.
For the week, Fox went 7-for-11 (.636 avg.) with two home runs and a double. He is tied for the team lead in home runs along with Michael Conner with seven apiece.
In his career, Fox has 12 home runs 13 doubles, with 53 RBI and a .260 batting average
Fox is the second Razorback to earn conference player of the week honors this season. Gary Hogan, Jr., was named SEC Pitcher of the Week after throwing a complete-game shutout against nationally ranked Alabama on March 24.
The Razorbacks have now won nine of their last 12 games and stand at 17-11 overall and 4-5 in the SEC.
Arkansas hosts No. 24 Oklahoma on Tuesday at Baum Stadium. The game is slated for a 6:30 p.m. start. The Razorbacks will then travel to Starkville for a weekend series against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
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