Hogan Named SEC Pitcher of the Week

Arkansas junior Gary Hogan, Jr., was named the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week the league office announced Monday afternoon. Hogan, from North Little Rock, Ark., threw a complete game, six-hit shutout against No. 11 Alabama on Saturday as the Razorbacks cruised to a 10-0 victory.

"Gary did an excellent job for us on Saturday," Arkansas head coach Norm DeBriyn said. "He had good location all day and threw strikes. He is a good competitor and has done a good job for us all year. He is very deserving of this award." The win snapped a 13-game losing streak to the Crimson Tide and marked the first shutout of an SEC opponent for the Razorbacks since a 10-0 blanking against Auburn in 1994, a span of 220 conference games.

Hogan recorded career-bests in innings pitched and strikeouts with eight. Hogan's shutout was the first for the Razorbacks this season and marked the first shutout for Alabama in 100 games.

Hogan is the first Razorback to earn conference honors this season. The last Arkansas hurler to be named pitcher of the week was Charlie Isaacson who accomplished the feat on May 7, last season after throwing a complete game five-hitter against top-ranked LSU.

The Razorbacks return to action Tuesday when they host Centenary at 6:30 p.m. in the first of a two-game series. The two teams play Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Baum Stadium. The Arkansas Baseball Radio Network goes on the air 20 minutes prior to game time.


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