Arkansas baseball starts strong

The Arkansas baseball team has been recognized as one of the elite programs in the country over the last 8 years. They have been consistently inside the top 25 and have even spent some time as number one in the nation over this time.  The team is expected to continue playing competitively, but the Razorbacks are in the midst of a rebuilding year. The team lost some of the top players to the major league draft last summer.

In spite of this rebuilding, the Diamond Hogs are still predicted to finish the season in second place in the SEC west by the coaches of that conference. For a team to be in the middle of a rebuilding process and still be expected to compete for an SEC and possible NCAA championship there is clearly something special occurring. This is evident that a tradition has been established. It means that a Tradition of success has taken hold within the program.

The Razorbacks opened play this year against Delaware State Feb. 18. They won all three games of the weekend series outscoring their opponents 24 runs to 2. The team played well enough to come out with wins, but it is still too early to say that the team is not rebuilding. The team will have to continue to win in order to definitively say that the team is in a rebuilding year. They will get their next chance Feb. 25 when they take on Utah at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.