Will McEntire - Baseball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#41 Will McEntire

RHP | R-Sr. | 6-4 | 225 | L/R | Bryant, Ark. | Bryant HS

Redshirt Senior (2024)
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Redshirt Junior (2023)
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Made 21 appearances with 10 starts on the mound … Posted an 8-3 record with a 5.07 ERA and two saves in a team-leading 87.0 innings … Struck out 83 batters on the year, second-most behind only LHP Hagen Smith (109) … Threw one complete game, the first by a Razorback pitcher since 2016 … In SEC play, made 11 appearances, including six starts, on the mound … Logged a 3-3 record with a 5.61 ERA and two saves … Racked up 53 strikeouts in 51.1 innings of work against conference foes … Made his first start of the season vs. #15 TCU (Feb. 18) in the College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas … Best outing of the season came in a start against Louisiana Tech (March 11), throwing a nine-inning complete game with six strikeouts on 97 pitches … Allowed just one unearned run on three hits and a walk … His nine-inning complete game was the first by a Razorback pitcher since RHP Dominic Taccolini’s 10-inning complete game shutout against SEC East foe Kentucky in 2016 … His three-hitter was the first by a Razorback pitcher since RHP Ryne Stanek’s nine-inning complete game three-hitter at #6 South Carolina in 2013 … Logged a quality start in SEC play against Auburn (March 18) with six strikeouts over six innings of three-run ball … Turned in another quality start in SEC play against #16 Tennessee, spinning six innings of two-run ball with five punchouts …. Tallied eight strikeouts over 5.2 innings in relief against Texas A&M (April 28) … Earned his first save of the season at Mississippi State (May 6), allowing just two runs over five innings while fanning four … Went six innings in relief against #6 South Carolina (May 13), striking out a season-high nine while allowing three runs … Recorded his second save of the year at #12 Vanderbilt (May 18) with four scoreless innings and six strikeouts.

Redshirt Sophomore (2022)
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Made 12 appearances, including eight starts, on the mound … Went 2-2 with a 2.59 ERA and one save in 48.2 innings … Struck out 49 batters … Member of a Razorback pitching staff that set a new school record with 674 strikeouts in 2022 … Limited opposing hitters to a .198 batting average … Allowed 15 runs (14 earned) on 34 hits and 23 walks on the year … Turned in two quality starts … In SEC play, made three appearances with one start … Posted a 3.48 ERA in 10.1 innings with 11 strikeouts … Season debut came in game two of a doubleheader against UAPB (April 12), throwing three scoreless innings with five strikeouts in his first start of the year … Started against Arkansas State (April 20) and struck out five over 4.2 innings of one-run ball … Earned his first quality start of the year against UCA (April 26) at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock, Ark., fanning four over six innings … Made his SEC debut at #19 Auburn (May 8), emerging from the bullpen to throw 3.1 innings of one-run ball with four strikeouts … Tossed three scoreless innings in relief against #24 Vanderbilt (May 14), punching out three and earning the save … Made his first SEC start at Alabama (May 19), striking out four over four innings of three-run ball … In the NCAA Tournament, made four appearances with two starts on the mound … In the NCAA Chapel Hill Super Regional, threw 5.2 scoreless innings with four strikeouts at #11 UNC (June 12) to help Arkansas advance to the College World Series … Delivered his most dominant outing of the season in the College World Series vs. #25 Auburn (June 21), working a season-long seven innings and striking out a season-high nine while allowing just one run on three hits.

Sophomore (2021)
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Redshirt season … Did not appear in any games.

Freshman (2020)
Started one game and came out of the bullpen in another as a freshman … Recorded a 1.12 ERA and finished with a 1-0 record after working 8.0 innings … Allowed just one run on seven hits, striking out seven … Made his first career appearance against South Alabama (March 7) … Struck out four in the outing, retiring all six batters he faced … Struck out the side in the seventh inning on 10 pitches … Made his first start against Grand Canyon (March 10) … Pitched six innings of one-run ball, allowing six hits and no walks while striking out three … Earned his first career win … Only two of the 22 batters had counts reach three balls … Part of a pitching staff that finished with a 3.68 ERA and 143 strikeouts over 142.0 innings of work.

High School
Attended Bryant High School in Bryant, Ark. … Rated as the No. 5 right-handed pitcher and the No. 10 overall prospect in the state of Arkansas by Perfect Game … Named a top-500 player by PG … Played prep ball for the Bryant Black Sox … 2019 PG Preseason All-American – Southeast Region Honorable Mention … 2018 PG Preseason Underclass All-American Honorable Mention … 2017 16U Perfect Game – East Cobb Invitational All-Tournament Team … Earned All-State honors as a junior at Bryant HS after recording a 1.60 ERA over 48.0 innings, with 64 strikeouts … Posted a 7-1 record during summer after junior year with the Bryant Black Sox, putting together a 2.15 ERA with 68 strikeouts over 61.2 innings.