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An Arkansan Teen’s Guide to Excelling in High School Baseball
High school sports are an important part of American society. They teach kids about the competitive nature of life and how to be good losers and good winners. It shows the value of teamwork, how to follow the rules, and when and why to push the boundaries of rules.... Read more
The MLB Stars Heston Kjerstad Most Resembles

A deep dive into the kind of numbers that Heston Kjerstad should produce in Baltimore, and what Hall of Famer he most resembles.

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Casey Martin’s MLB Draft Drop to No. 87 Leaves Big Question Marks
-Parker Tillson UPDATED Arkansas had two of the brightest stars in college baseball in preseason All-Americans juniors Casey Martin and Heston Kjerstad. While both proved their worth in the last two seasons and change, Martin’s draft stock plummeted following a disappointing Coronavirus-shortened 2020 season.  In the months heading into... Read more
UA Booster Torii Hunter Blasts Boston as Racist Backwater
The biggest reason Pine Bluff native Torii Hunter never played for his beloved Razorbacks is that he wanted to get a head start on his professional baseball career. Going pro straight out of Pine Bluff High proved to be the right choice for Hunter, who played in the MLB... Read more
A Look At Rising Star Robert Moore’s Bright Future

Will second baseman Robert Moore turn into the next great Razorback baseball player in 2021 or 2022?

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Why Heston Kjerstad is the Best Hitter in Razorback History
-Braden Sarver Although the 2020 season was only a month long, Arkansas Razorback outfielder Heston Kjerstad made the best of that month. He turbo-charged his statistics and raised his draft stock with a great month of offensive production.  That torrid start is the reason D1Baseball.com recently ranked Kjerstad as... Read more
How Brady Slavens, JUCO’s Home Run King, Will Perform As A Hog
-Parker Tillson Arkansas recently announced the commitment of Brady Slavens, who had an NJCAA-leading 14 homers and 47 RBIs and ranked sixth in the league in hits before the season was cut short after just 23 games. The sophomore phenom was slugging .507/.543/.1240 for the Johnson County Community College... Read more
Heston Kjerstad, Casey Martin Land High In CBS’ Mock Draft
–Braden Sarver CBS Sports released a mock draft for the 2020 MLB Draft which will (finger crossed) take place in June. CBS analyst Mike Axisa projected two Arkansas Razorbacks be selected in the first round.  He predicted junior right-fielder Heston Kjerstad to be drafted 15th overall by the Philadelphia... Read more