McEntire earns SEC Pitcher of the Week honors after doing something Hogs haven’t since 2016
Will McEntire was on the schneid.
Arkansas’ right-hander, a newcomer to the weekend rotation plans this season for coach Dave Van Horn, had struggled in the first few weeks of the season to the tune of an earned-run average above 7.00.
Turns out, things just took time. McEntire was named SEC Pitcher of the Week on Monday after his dynamite start against Louisiana Tech in Game 2 of the series the Diamond Hogs would sweep over the weekend.
McEntire was the first Arkansas pitcher to throw a nine-inning complete game since Dominic Taccolini in 2016 in Arkansas’ 6-1 win in the second game of the set. McEntire gave up just one run – unearned – on three hits and a walk while striking out six.
LSU pitcher Thatcher Hurd was also named to the honor with McEntire. McEntire became the second Diamond Hogs player to be given league weekly honors this year after Jared Wegner was the SEC Player of the Week after the season’s opening weekend.
Arkansas is back in action Tuesday and Wednesday against UNLV at Baum-Walker Stadium before starting a three-game set to open SEC play against Texas A&M on the weekend.
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