Arkansas took to the road this week and split a two game series at Texas before winning 2 of 3 at Alabama. The road win against the Crimson Tide is the first SEC road series victory since the end of the 2017 season. Winning on the road is a great sign, having the top of the order getting going is icing on the cake.
Hitter of the Week
With 39 runs scored in 5 games this week, there are several hitters who could be highlighted this week, but Dominic Fletcher seemed to stand out among the great team hitting. Fletcher hit in all 5 games and had 9 hits total, including 6 against Alabama. Five of his hits went for extra bases with 3 doubles and 2 home runs, and he drove in 6 runs on the week.
Pitcher of the Week
Isaiah Campbell has been nothing short of dominant this year and he turned in another brilliant effort to move to 2-0 in SEC play. Campbell went 7 shutout innings allowing 5 hits and a walk while striking out 7. He has not allowed a run in his two conference starts, and his season ERA is down to 1.93 with 51 strikeouts to just 5 walks in 37.1 innings of work.
Most Important Stat
5-1. It is always great to go into Austin and win, but starting the conference season with a sweep and a road series victory is huge considering the talent in the SEC West this season. After being shutout on Saturday at Alabama, the Hogs responded well with a 14 hit, 10 run onslaught to clinch the series. Winning on the road is never easy in the SEC, regardless of who you are playing. When you can get Sunday performances like the one they had this week at the plate and on the mound, you take them.
Mid Week Warrior
Jacob Nesbit has [not so] quietly been putting together hitting and on-base streaks that have now reached 14 and 21, respectively, and he leads the team with a .346 batting average. As a redshirt freshman starting since day one at the hot corner, Nesbit has not hesitated to step in and add a great presence in the 8 hole for most of the season. In two mid week games against Texas, he went 4 for 7 with 2 doubles, 4 RBI, 3 runs, and a stolen base.