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D1Baseball Ranks Arkansas As Nation’s No. 3 Program
Thanks to the historic badness of the football program, and schizophrenic performance of the basketball program, many Hog fans have gnashed their teeth in frustration these last two years. Things would be a lot worse without the baseball program. Fortunately, Dave Van Horn’s Hogs have picked up some of... Read more
Finally, Andrew Benintendi’s Bringing The Heat Again
In late July, Andrew Benintendi finally broke out of a prolonged slump, homering in three straight contests and hitting .514 (18-for-35) along with 12 RBI in an eight-game stretch. In the last few nights, he hit a career-high three doubles and blasted a 436-foot angel dazer off the New... Read more
Heston Kjerstad Bats Nearly .400, Leads Team USA In Hitting
The USA Baseball College National Team didn’t exactly end its summer in storybook fashion. Up 2-1 against Team Japan on the road in a best-of-five series, it dropped its last two games by a combined score of 15-2. It was the 16th straight time that Team USA has lost... Read more
Dave Van Horn’s Pay Raise Propels Him Over Most MLB Manager Contracts
Heading into his 18th season as the Razorbacks’ head baseball coach, Dave Van Horn has taken the program to a new level of sustained excellence. Van Horn was recently rewarded for consecutive College World Series appearances with a salary increase. In 2019, Van Horn has due to him $1.1... Read more
A History of Arkansas Razorbacks in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game
How former Razorbacks have performed in the MLB’s Midsummer Classic. One of the most storied programs in college baseball, the Arkansas Razorbacks have been to 10 College World Series and produced 23 All-Americans, including five players who have earned the honor twice. With 55 alumni who have gone on... Read more
Well, At Least Arkansas Baseball Finished No. 1 In Something
Baum-Walker Stadium Tops Nation In Postseason Attendance The 2019 Arkansas baseball season did not end the way Razorback fans wanted. Exiting the College World Series like it was a burning theater is definitely not the way to go out. Still, fans and players alike can hang their hats on... Read more
Hog Baseball As An Offensive “Juggernaut”: A Top College Baseball Analyst’s Take
One of the most popular memes heading into this weekend’s College World Series is a Doppler weather-effect Hogs baseball storm looming over Omaha, Neb., ready to let loose on the rest of the field. Just how potent, though, is this “storm”? Good enough, many college baseball insiders agree, to... Read more
College World Series Experts Agree: Hogs, Commodores Best In Field
Isaiah Campbell said his college career turned around the last time Arkansas was in the College World Series. In the summer 2018, Campbell was a talented sophomore, though not yet the mature flamethrower he was destined to become. Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn believed in him, however. Needing a... Read more