Another pair of former Arkansas baseball players signed professional contracts on Thursday, as pitcher Randall Fant joined the Houston Astros and outfielder Matt Vinson agreed to a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Many national college baseball analysts viewed Arkansas much like the Razorbacks saw themselves heading into 2013.
Arkansas seized an early three-run lead over Kansas State, but the Razorbacks bats fell silent and their pitchers were bitten by wildness, including a wild pitch on an intentional walk, in a 4-3 loss to the Wildcats on Sunday night.
Arkansas’ pitching staff, even with its NCAA-leading earned run average, has endured many high-tension situations in a season filled with close, low-scoring games.
UA rides Stanek’s pitching, Spoon’s hitting
Ryne Stanek wasn’t sharp, but the big right-hander was plenty good enough to pull Arkansas through an elimination game Saturday at the NCAA Manhattan Regional.
Arkansas Athletics Director Jeff Long described remarks made by Ohio State President Gordon Gee that were critical of first-year Arkansas football Coach Bret Bielema as “slanderous” Saturday.
Colby Suggs needed just 12 pitches to add his name to the Arkansas record book Saturday.
Bulldogs rally late, top Hogs
Bryant University’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament yielded a big upset Friday.
Arkansas Coach Dave Van Horn shook up his batting order in several spots for the opening game of the NCAA regional, including using freshman Tyler Spoon in the three hole for the first time since May 10.
Arkansas junior Ryne Stanek was selected as a second team All-American by Collegiate Baseball magazine on Thursday.