Hogs reemerge in baseball poll at 24

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 4:14 a.m.

Arkansas shortstop Michael Bernal leaps to make an out on a hard hit line drive in the fifth inning of a game Sunday, April 20, 2014 against Vanderbilt at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

It took seven weeks, but the Arkansas Razorbacks are back in the Baseball America poll.

Tuesday's Ticket


WHEN 6:35 p.m.

WHERE Baum Stadium

RECORDS Arkansas 25-16, 9-9 SEC. Northwestern State 22-17, 10-8 Southland Conference.

PITCHING MATCHUP Northwestern State: Brandon Smith (RHP 0-1, 3.96 ERA). Arkansas: Colin Poche (LHP 3-0, 1.71 ERA).

SHORT HOPS Arkansas Coach Dave Van Horn got his first NCAA Division I head coaching job at Northwestern State and led the Demons to a 106-65 record from 1995-1997 … Demons assistant coach Chris Curry is a Conway native and former Arkansas assistant … the Razorbacks’ relievers have not allowed a run over the last 15 2/3 innings of work, including 13 2/3 innings last week against Stephen F. Austin and Vanderbilt. … with three double plays in three games against Vanderbilt, the Razorbacks have turned 40 this season to rank second in the SEC .. Arkansas is 20-7 at Baum Stadium.

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