FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Univ. of Ark.) - The Razorback baseball team complete a three game sweep Sunday over Missouri to earn a seven seed in this week's SEC Tournament.
Overall Record: 35-21
SEC Record: 16-14
This Week's Record: 3-0
National Ranking: 24 This Week's Results:
May 15 - Arkansas 9, Missouri 4
May 16 - Arkansas 4, Missouri 0
May 17 - Arkansas 7, Missouri 5 (11 inn)
May 20, 12:30 p.m. - No. 7 Arkansas vs. No. 10 Texas A&M - SEC Tournament, Hoover, Ala. (Live on SportSouth)
Player of the Week:
Clark Eagan - DH - 6-1 - 170 - Appleton, Wis.
Notes: Clark Eagan continued his torrid stretch at the top of the lineup this week, recording a .417 batting average and a .667 on base percentage. He opened the week with a 3-for-3 performance, including two runs scored, two runs batted in and a two-run home run to lead Arkansas to a series-opening 9-4 victory. He then registered a hit each of the next two games as Arkansas completed its first SEC series sweep of the year. His two-run single in series finale tied the game in the ninth inning to complete a four-run frame and the Razorbacks went on to pick up a 7-5 victory in 11 innings.
Pitcher of the Week:
Chris Oliver - RHP - 6-4 - 180 - Farmington, Ark.
Notes: Chris Oliver put together another masterful performance Friday at Missouri, tossing 6.0 scoreless innings and allowing just two hits. He recorded his team-leading seventh win of the year and improved to 6-2 in SEC play. Oliver is 5-1 in his last seven starts and lowered his earned run average to 2.63 on the year.
Arkansas enters the SEC Tournament as the No. 7 seed and will take on No. 10 Texas A&M in the opening round. Arkansas ended the regular season winning six of seven conference games to finish 16-14 in SEC action. The Razorbacks are making their sixth straight appearance in the SEC Tournament. Arkansas is in search of its first SEC Tournament Championship in 2014. The Razorbacks are 8-11 in SEC Tournament openers. Arkansas' highest tournament finish came in 2007, losing 7-4 to Vanderbilt in the championship game. Dave Van Horn is 11-18 in 10 SEC Tournament appearances. The most tournament wins in one appearance for the Razorbacks is four, coming in 1999. The Series sweep over Missouri marked the first SEC series sweep of the year for the Razorbacks. Arkansas turned two double plays in the final game of the regular season to give the Razorbacks an SEC-leading 54 on the year. The Razorbacks finished the regular season with the No. 2 earned run average in the SEC at 2.41, sitting only behind South Carolina at 2.15. Arkansas picked off two more runners last weekend to give the Razorbacks an SEC-leading 16 on the year. Joe Serrano tallied his team-leading 20th multi-hit game of the year in the regular season finale.