Koch a great catch for Hogs

Posted: June 14, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas catcher Grant Koch walks the field during practice Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Fayetteville.

Major League Baseball teams thought enough of SEC catchers this season to draft 11 of them.

Grant Koch at a glance

SCHOOL Arkansas

CLASS Junior


HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6-0, 195 pounds

BATS/THROWS Right, right

HIGH SCHOOL Fayetteville

AGE 21 (born Feb. 5, 1997)

NOTEWORTHY Has committed one error in 60 games this season, including 56 starts, and has a .998 fielding percentage. … Voted to the SEC All-Defensive team. … Hitting .251 with 7 home runs and 34 RBI this season. … All-SEC first-team catcher last season when he hit .264 with 13 home runs and 42 RBI. … Team captain the past two seasons. … Selected in the fifth round (No. 144 overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the MLB Draft last week. … Last summer played for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team that won three international series against Chinese Taipei, Cuba and Japan. … Arkansas team captain the past two seasons. … Son of Tim and Courtney Koch.

College World Series

WHERE TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Neb.

SATURDAY’S GAMES All times Central

Oregon St. vs. N. Carolina, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Washington vs. Miss. St., 7 p.m. (ESPN)


Arkansas vs. Texas, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Texas Tech vs. Florida, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)


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