Arkansas baseball players make history in CWS win over Auburn

OMAHA, Nebraska – Predictions set the 2022 baseball season in Arkansas, but perhaps no one more than baseball major Peyton Stovall.

The hugely popular freshman turned down the “life-changing” money and MLB Draft to play in Arkansas, but he made it to 0.251 before the NCAA Championship. More numbers were expected for Stovall after he picked up the pre-season awards.

Since starting play in the tournament, Stovall has been one of Arkansas’ biggest offensive arms. He hits 0.525 in the Razorbacks’ nine post-season games, and could improve that number when the Arkansas play the Ole Miss in a must-win match Wednesday (6 p.m. CT, ESPN).

Stovall’s impressive post-season start prompted Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn to change the batting order on Tuesday before the Razorbacks (45-20) beat Auburn (43-22). He switched Stovall and set hitter Brady Slavens, moving Stovall from the eight hole to the two hole.