Inside Pitch

On A Positive Note After making just two plate appearances in the previous five games, senior outfielder Chase Leavitt returned to the Arkansas starting lineup Wednesday. Leavitt had been hampered by a pulled hamstring and did not start in any of the Razorbacks' three wins over the weekend against Florida.

Leavitt finished 0-for-3 with a walk and one run scored and played right field instead of his normal center field spot to help aid his return from the injury.

"I think that was probably the best part of the day now that we ended up losing the ballgame was that Chase got some at-bats," Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said. "He didn't get a hit but he'll be in that lineup on Friday."

With Leavitt out of the lineup, Collin Kuhn had stepped in and was filling in quite well. In fact Kuhn earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors after a big weekend against the Gators. But with Leavitt back, Kuhn's role will change although his name should still appear on the lineup card somewhere.

"(Scott) Lyons will be in the two hole (with Leavitt back)," Van Horn said. "We're winning with that lineup and Kuhn will be down the order somewhere."

Big Win For Young Huskers

Seeing his team come to Baum Stadium and pull out a 7-4 win against No. 16 Arkansas put a smile on Nebraska coach Mike Anderson's face. But it was the way in which the Cornhuskers pulled out the win that made Anderson really happy.

"I told our club if that final score is 7-4 and there's nothing special about it, it's still a good win," Anderson said. "But for us, to be honest with you this club needed to figure out a way to come back and win a game.

"So how we won it was more important than anything else. It was a big win for us."

Series Recap

Andy Wilkins became the first Razorback to hit two home runs in a single game since Logan Forsythe belted two against South Carolina on May 9, 2008... Stephen Richards allowed his first earned run of the season Wednesday. Richards threw 12 1/3 scoreless innings before giving up a run in the ninth against Nebraska... Eight of the Cornhuskers' 10 runs in the two-game series were scored in the ninth inning.



WHEN: 6 p.m., Friday; 3 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Plainsman Park, Auburn, Ala.

ON THE AIR: KFAY-AM 1030; KURM-AM 790, FM-100.3; KHGG-AM 1580, FM-103.1; KXIO-FM 106.9

RECORDS: Arkansas 13-4, 3-0; Auburn 15-5, 2-1

SERIES RECORD: Auburn leads, 33-26

LAST MEETING: Tigers won, 12-10 on April 26, 2008 in Fayetteville

FRIDAY'S PROBABLE PITCHERS: Arkansas, LHP Dallas Keuchel (2-0, 3.24 ERA); Auburn, LHP Grant Dayton (2-1, 2.45 ERA)

Arkansas Razorbacks Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time

Mar. 20 Auburn Auburn, Ala. 6 p.m.

Mar. 21 Auburn Auburn, Ala. 3 p.m.

Mar. 22 Auburn Auburn, Ala. 1 p.m.

Mar. 24 Missouri State Fayetteville 6:35 p.m.

Mar. 27 Mississippi State Fayetteville 6:35 p.m.

Mar. 28 Mississippi State Fayetteville 2:05 p.m.

Mar. 29 Mississippi State Fayetteville 1:05 p.m.

Mar. 31 Missouri State Springfield, Mo. 6:35 p.m.

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