Razorbacks Head to SEC Baseball Tournament as 7 Seed


Overall Record: 35-21
SEC Record: 16-14
This Week’s Record: 3-0
National Ranking: 24

This Week’s Results:
May 15 – Arkansas 9, Missouri 4
May 16 – Arkansas 4, Missouri 0
May 17 – Arkansas 7, Missouri 5 (11 inn)

Upcoming Games:
May 20, 12:30 p.m. – No. 7 Arkansas vs. No. 10 Texas A&M – SEC Baseball Tournament, Hoover, Ala. (Live on SportSouth)

Player of the Week:

Clark Eagan – DH – 6-1 – 170 – Appleton, Wis.

Notes: Clark Eagan continued his torrid stretch at the top of the lineup this week, recording a .417 batting average and a .667 on base percentage. He opened the week with a 3-for-3 performance, including two runs scored, two runs batted in and a two-run home run to lead Arkansas to a series-opening 9-4 victory. He then registered a hit each of the next two games as Arkansas completed its first SEC series sweep of the year. His two-run single in series finale tied the game in the ninth inning to complete a four-run frame and the Razorbacks went on to pick up a 7-5 victory in 11 innings.

Pitcher of the Week:

Chris Oliver – RHP – 6-4 – 180 – Farmington, Ark.

Notes: Chris Oliver put together another masterful performance Friday at Missouri, tossing 6.0 scoreless innings and allowing just two hits. He recorded his team-leading seventh win of the year and improved to 6-2 in SEC play. Oliver is 5-1 in his last seven starts and lowered his earned run average to 2.63 on the year.

Team Notes

  • Arkansas enters the SEC Tournament as the No. 7 seed and will take on No. 10 Texas A&M in the opening round.
  • Arkansas ended the regular season winning six of seven conference games to finish 16-14 in SEC action.
  • The Razorbacks are making their sixth straight appearance in the SEC Tournament.
  • Arkansas is in search of its first SEC Tournament Championship in 2014.
  • The Razorbacks are 8-11 in SEC Tournament openers.
  • Arkansas’ highest tournament finish came in 2007, losing 7-4 to Vanderbilt in the championship game.
  • Dave Van Horn is 11-18 in 10 SEC Tournament appearances.
  • The most tournament wins in one appearance for the Razorbacks is four, coming in 1999.
  • The Series sweep over Missouri marked the first SEC series sweep of the year for the Razorbacks.
  • Arkansas turned two double plays in the final game of the regular season to give the Razorbacks an SEC-leading 54 on the year.
  • The Razorbacks finished the regular season with the No. 2 earned run average in the SEC at 2.41, sitting only behind South Carolina at 2.15.
  • Arkansas picked off two more runners last weekend to give the Razorbacks an SEC-leading 16 on the year.
  • Joe Serrano tallied his team-leading 20th multi-hit game of the year in the regular season finale.

Razorbacks Head to SEC Baseball Tournament as 7 Seed

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