Razorback Report: Week 11
Overall Record: 34-8
Conference Record: 15-6, 1st in SEC West
In The Polls – Week 11
Baseball America – #1
D1Baseball – #1
NCBWA – #1
Perfect Game – #1
USA Today Coaches – #1
Collegiate Baseball – #1
Week 11 Results (2-1)
Tuesday, April 27 – vs. Missouri State – Canceled
Friday, April 30 – at LSU – W, 7-0
Saturday, May 1 [DH] – at LSU – W, 17-10
Saturday, May 1 [DH] – at LSU – L, 5-4
Friday, May 7 – vs. Georgia – 6:30 p.m. [SEC Network+]
Saturday, May 8 – vs. Georgia – 6 p.m. [SEC Network]
Sunday, May 9 – vs. Georgia – 2 p.m. [SEC Network+]
Player of the Week
Stats: 3 GP/3 GS, .545/.571/1.000, 6-for-11, 5 R, 2 2B, HR, 10 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SF
Christian Franklin powered #1 Arkansas to a series win against LSU in Baton Rouge for the first time since 2004, driving in a team-leading 10 runs on the weekend. The outfielder had at least one hit and RBI in all three games of the series, including two multi-hit and two multi-RBI performances. He tallied two hits and five RBI in Friday’s series opener, slugging a three-run homer – his 10th of the year – in the Hogs’ 7-0 win. Franklin began Saturday’s doubleheader with a three-hit, four-RBI effort in the Razorbacks’ 17-10 win, helping Arkansas secure its program-record seventh consecutive SEC series win. He closed out the series with one more RBI in the nightcap of the twin bill.
Pitcher of the Week
Stats: 1 G/1 GS, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Patrick Wicklander twirled a shutout gem in Friday’s series opener to help #1 Arkansas earn a series win against LSU in Baton Rouge for the first time since 2004. The left-hander went 6.2 scoreless innings, allowing three hits while striking out five and walking none in the Hogs’ 7-0 victory. Wicklander’s third quality start of the season – and his second in a row – lifted Arkansas to its program-record seventh consecutive SEC series win.
Newcomer of the Week (SEC)
Stats: 3 GP/3 GS, .417/.429/.833, 5-for-12, 3 R, 3B, HR, 5 RBI, BB, SF
Robert Moore hit his team-leading 11th home run of the year and drove in five runs on the weekend, powering #1 Arkansas to a series win against LSU in Baton Rouge for the first time since 2004. The second baseman had a hit in all three contests, collecting three base knocks in Saturday’s 17-10 series-clinching win. He drove in four runs in the triumph, swatting a two-run homer and falling a double shy of his second cycle this season. Moore’s defense was also superb, making a Willie Mays-esque catch in a 4-3 double play to help Arkansas secure its program-record seventh consecutive SEC series win.
- Arkansas is the only SEC team that has won every series this season.
- The Razorbacks have won a program-record seven consecutive SEC series.