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The Daily Call – May 25, 2014

BY ANDRES FOCIL
The Daily Call – May 25, 2014

@RazorbackBSB Plays 5 Games in 5 Days at SEC Tournament The Arkansas baseball team completed play in the 2014 SEC Tournament Saturday, falling in the semifinal round to No. 8 LSU. The Razorbacks finished the regular season and SEC Tournament winning nine of 12 games and advanced to the semifinal round of the SEC Tournament for the second consecutive year. Arkansas tallied three or more wins in the SEC Tournament for the fourth time in program history and its five games in five days is the most in a SEC Tournament since playing six and advancing to the championship game in 1999. The Razorbacks will now await word on an at-large bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament. Regional hosts for the field of 64 will be announced Sunday at 8 p.m., while the remaining teams will be announced Monday at 11 a.m. on ESPNU. Arkansas will look to make its 13th straight NCAA Regional appearance in 2014 and 27th NCAA Tournament appearance overall. Entering play Saturday, the Razorbacks were No. 30 in the NCAA Rating Percentage Index (RPI) with 17 wins over top 50 RPI squads. Arkansas has defeated 12 top 25 teams this season, including six of those when they were ranked in the top 10.
@RazorbackBSB Notables · Arkansas had at least three wins in the SEC Tournament for the fourth time in program history. · The Razorbacks played in the SEC Tournament semifinals for the second straight season. · Arkansas is 9-3 in its last 12 games, all coming against SEC teams. · The Razorbacks just completed a stretch of eight games in a 10-day span. · Saturday’s semifinal matchup with LSU marked the 10th time Arkansas played the Tigers in the last two seasons.

As Arkansas awaits its 13th straight @NCAA Regional bid, the Razorbacks are getting hot at the right time. #OmaHogs pic.twitter.com/47euEATGqn

– Razorback Baseball (@RazorbackBSB) May 24, 2014

"I’m really proud of the way our guys fought over the last two weeks" – Brian Anderson pic.twitter.com/oJyfdYpvdq

– Razorback Baseball (@RazorbackBSB) May 24, 2014

B6 | Serrano robs a homer in left field! Joe leaped over the left field fence and saved two runs! #SCTop10 @SportsCenter

– Razorback Baseball (@RazorbackBSB) May 24, 2014

ICYMI | Watch how the Razorbacks pulled off a huge comeback yesterday in the SEC Tournament. http://t.co/udvlDHLYB3

– Razorback Baseball (@RazorbackBSB) May 24, 2014

#EuroHogs Update During Arkansas’ two-week stay in Europe, one student-athlete will be featured each day in a feature titled #13Days13Razorbacks. Each daily feature will include a brief Q&A. The features will begin May 20 with the team’s day of travel from Fayetteville to Milan, Italy. Each entry will also be linked to the team’s #EuroHogs central page on ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Day 5 (Saturday, May 24): Junior OPP Liz Fortado This is the fifth feature in a series titled #13Days13Razorbacks in which one volleyball student-athlete per day will be highlighted during the team’s two-week European tour (May 20-June 1). Visit the #EuroHogs central page for continued coverage of Arkansas’ four-country stay which includes stops in Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and the Czech Republic. Today’s feature highlights junior Liz Fortado. Q: How have you enjoyed the first five days of the trip? Liz Fortado: It’s been amazing. I’d never been to Milan so that was fascinating to see and walk around the city. I loved Venice. I loved the feeling of getting lost there but I couldn’t stop shopping which is probably a bad thing. Q: Is Slovenia as you remember it from last year? Fortado: It’s actually prettier than I remember. I didn’t get to see the city last time and I’m so glad we got to do that (Saturday) because it was breathtaking. I loved it. Q: How is it different being here with your Arkansas teammates versus last summer with Team USA? Fortado: I feel like I’m more relaxed with my teammates because we’re so close. When I was here last year, I didn’t know the other girls so I had to try to connect with them as quickly as possible plus learn a new city. I can really just enjoy it this time. Q: What can a trip like this do for the team heading into next season? Fortado: This is a big bonding trip for us because we’re so close everywhere we go for two weeks straight. It’s just a good experience to share with one another and grow as a team. Q: How was the jet lag? Fortado: The jet lag was terrible. I’ve never been so tired in my entire life. I wasn’t so jet lagged last year but I think it was worse this time because I didn’t go to sleep before we left (Fayetteville). I also couldn’t sleep on the plane which has never happened before. I was so tired I was falling asleep waiting on the curb in Milan. It was rough. Q: You’ve been to Croatia before so what can the team expect from that country? Fortado: It’s beautiful and the teams are really good. We played the Slovenian team last year (with Team USA) and their serves are intense so I’m excited to see how we handle that (Sunday). Croatia is another pretty place like (Slovenia) so I’m excited to go to the beach and swim around a little bit. #13Days13Razorbacks Tuesday, May 20 — Breana Jones Wednesday, May 21 — Danielle Harbin Thursday, May 22 — Sophie Bethke Friday, May 23 — Shelby Harper Saturday, May 24 — Liz Fortado Sunday, May 25 — Monica Bollinger Monday, May 26 — Meredith Hays Tuesday, May 27 — Blakelee Dunagin Wednesday, May 28 — Adrien Wohlschlaeger Thursday, May 29 — Savannah Voelzke Friday, May 30 — Barbara Dapic Saturday, May 31 — Ana Sofia Jusino Sunday, June 1 — Summer Morgan For more information on Arkansas volleyball, follow @RazorbackVB on Twitter.

Great evening atop Pohorje in Maribor before Sunday’s match v Slovenia Jr National Team. #EuroHogs #WPS pic.twitter.com/4KBrSjp6LY

– Razorback Volleyball (@RazorbackVB) May 24, 2014



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