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A slew of Arkansas baseball players will get a homecoming of sorts in 2022.
The Diamond Hogs announced Friday they will play a pair of midweek games against Nebraska-Omaha in 2022. Their meeting on March 2 will be at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville. The second will be played at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on March 23.
Arkansas had announced its regular season schedule earlier this fall, but at 54 games, it was two below the maximum allowable. Coach Dave Van Horn had said at the time, in November, he was going to attempt to get a couple more games for the Razorbacks, allowing to get up to the threshold.
Arkansas and Omaha’s meetings will be the first since 1965 and the Diamond Hogs’ trip to Kauffman Stadium will be the team’s second ever (Arkansas beat Kansas State at the home of the Royals in 2017).
Arkansas second baseman Robert Moore is familiar with the stadium, especially. His father is Dayton Moore, the Royals general manager. Other Arkansas players from great Kansas City include first baseman Brady Slavens, infielders Jude Putz and Kendall Diggs and pitchers Zebulon Vermillion and Mark Adamiak.