Updated: May 11
Arkansas pitchers stole the show this weekend. 38 strikeouts. Nine earned runs. Five walks. Two wins. One conference series clinched.
Look on their works, ye Bulldogs, and despair.
Razorback baseball head coach Dave Van Horn used 10 pitchers this weekend and all of them made an impact. But who were the top three from the mound this weekend?
1️⃣ Patrick Wicklander gave 5.2 innings of good work to set up a close Game 1 win—nine strikeouts, six hits, and (most importantly) zero earned runs in a 3-0 victory.
2️⃣ Caden Monke came in as relief during Game 3 and put a stop to the Bulldogs early scoring ways. He faced 10 batters over 2.1 innings and helped the Razorbacks bring the momentum definitively to their side.
3️⃣ Kevin Kopps is probably mentioned every other day in the Brew, but for good reason! He made two appearances for 7.1 total innings on the weekend, striking out eight, not allowing a single earned run, and collecting a save in Game 1 and a win in Game 3.
Arkansas will be hosting in-state rival Arkansas State in a midweek non-conference matchup. The game is set for Tuesday night at 6:30pm CT. You can watch it on SEC Network+.