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Batesville pitcher commits to UA

by Dudley E. Dawson | July 15, 2021 at 10:15 a.m.
Pitcher Gage Wood of Batesville throws during a game Monday, July 12, 2021, in Atlanta. (Photo courtesy Chasity Gould)

Batesville right-handed pitcher Gage Wood committed Wednesday to play baseball at the University of Arkansas.

Wood, a senior, previously committed to Kansas State.

Wood (6-1, 190 pounds) struck out 138 batters and walked 19 in 66 2/3 innings as a junior. He had 0.42 ERA and held opponents to a .104 batting average.

"It is just home," Wood said. "I grew up a Hog fan, just watching them and being at Baum Stadium, and the aroma and atmosphere and the people in the crowd is just too much to turn down."

Wood is the eighth 2022 prospect from the state to commit to the Razorbacks.

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