Under Bret Bielema, the tight end position has been a constant for the Hogs. From Hunter Henry to Jeremy Sprinkle, Arkansas has always had a reliable pass catcher there. This season that role falls to guys like Austin Cantrell and Cheyenne O’Grady. Throw in Jack Kraus and the Hogs have a three man rotation at the position. Here the group talks about their development from both tight ends coach Barry Lunney and strength coach Ben Herbert.
It was a rough start as a Hog for Randy Ramsey. Back in 2015 it seemed like Ramsey had missed out on his last chance to play. Now Ramsey is back with a chance to be a difference maker in 2017. In this article he talks about how much he’s matured since 2015 and how he feels he can thrive in the new 3-4 system.
Kacey Murphy had himself a game on the mound for the Razorbacks. In their annual game in Little Rock, Murphy threw seven innings and gave up just one hit. Murphy had the no hitter going into the seventh inning, but Memphis laid down a bunt single to break it up. Murphy then picked him off to end the frame.
More on the Razorback offense here, who don’t seem to listen to people who say SEC pitching is too tough to hit. Normally, most teams have a dip in their batting averages in conference play. Which makes sense, you’re facing some of the best talent in amateur baseball. The thing is, not only is Arkansas’ average not going down, for several players like Eric Cole and Chad Spanberger, their SEC average is significantly higher.
Here’s a good reminder of where several Razorbacks in the minor leagues are if you want to keep track of them. The closest to hitting the big leagues are Ryne Stanek and DJ Baxendale who are in Triple-A, the two could find their way into a major league bullpen soon if they continue to develop.