Curfew Not Popular With League Coaches

FAYETTEVILLE --Because Sunday's game was being played under a curfew, things could have gotten a lot more intriguing had Arkansas tied the score in the ninth.

No inning could start after 3 p.m. The game ended at 3:09 p.m.

If the Razorbacks had tied the score in the ninth inning, then failed to score again, the game would have ended in a tie.

"A lot of coaches don't like it (the curfew) for a lot of reasons," said Florida coach Pat McMahon. "I know players don't like it and I know coaches don't like it.

"It's interesting, it impacts a couple of clubs more than others. It impacts the University of Arkansas and it impacts the University of Florida because they're at the tail end of the traveling distance.

"Hopefully, it can get straightened out."



Still In The Hunt

Arkansas still is in the hunt for a postseason trip to the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

With their series win against No. 6 Florida, the Razorbacks have an improved chance to make it, but it's pretty hard to explain.

And really, it's probably too early to even try.

Still ...

If the tournament seedings were announced today, Arkansas would be in for sure.

Remember, the top eight teams -- there's 12 in the SEC -- including the Hogs, would qualify.

Stay tuned.



One And Done

Arkansas starter Josh Smith didn't last long on the mound Sunday. Smith, who retired the first two batters he faced, then had the roof cave in on him.

Smith pitched one inning -- he faced two batters in the second -- then gave way to reliever Lee Land.

Smith allowed 3 hits, 4 runs -- all earned --walked 3 and hit a batter.

He threw only 35 pitches.

Land didn't do much better.

He went one inning, allowed 3 hits, 3 runs -- all earned -- and lasted only 22 pitches.



Goodwin Reaches Milestone

Razorbacks senior third baseman Clay Goodwin picked up his 33rd RBI of the season when he drove in Brian Walker with an infield single in the second inning. It set a career-high RBI total for Goodwin, who had 32 RBIs last year.

Goodwin had 22 RBIs in 2002 and 31 in 2003.

Goodwin went 2-for-5 with 4 RBIs on Sunday. Of course, his big shot was a three-run homer in the ninth.



One More Time

Arkansas returns to Baum Stadium on May 17 against Texas-Pan American to start the final homestand.

Originally, that was scheduled as a two-game series (May 17-18). However, because of overscheduling, the second game probably will be canceled.

The Razorbacks finish the regular season at home against with a three-game series against Ole Miss on May 20.

The SEC Tournament is scheduled for May 25-29 in Hoover, Ala.


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