Arkansas baseball players make history in the CWS win over Auburn

OMAHA, Neb. Expectations have defined the 2022 season of Arkansas baseball, but perhaps none more so than first baseman Peyton Stovall.

The highly touted freshman turned down “life-changing” money and the MLB Draft to play in Arkansas, but hit .251 before the NCAA tournament. Bigger numbers were expected for Stovall after racking up preseason accolades.

From the start of the tournament, however, Stovall has been one of Arkansas’ greatest offensive weapons. He’s hitting .525 in the Razorbacks’ nine post-season games and can improve that figure when Arkansas play Ole Miss in a must-see game on Wednesday (6pm CT, ESPN).

Stovall’s impressive postseason prompted Arkansas manager Dave Van Horn to shuffle his batting order on Tuesday before the Razorbacks (45-20) beat Auburn (43-22). He switched Stovall and designated batsman Brady Slavens, moving Stovall from eight to two holes.

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