FAYETTEVILLE – Upon assessing Arkansas’ possible 2021 catching situation, Dominic Tamez, Arkansas’ backup catcher as a freshman in the abbreviated by coronavirus 2020 baseball season, has submitted his name into the NCAA transfer portal.
Coach Dave Van Horn’s Razorbacks recently for 2021 added graduate transfer catchers Robert Emery of the University of San Francisco and AJ Lewis of Eastern Kentucky.
Junior 2019 star catcher Casey Opitz, a cinch to be drafted if the draft was its customary 40 rounds, will return to the Razorbacks in 2021 if not selected in the June 10-11 draft this year reduced to five rounds. since the measures to curb the coronavirus cancelled in mid March the college, junior college and high school baseball seasons.
Optiz would return as a junior since all players 2020 eligibility status have been NCAA restored to 2021 because of the premature end to this past season.
The Razorbacks return freshman catcher Cason Tollett who went 0 for 1 in 2020.
For the Razorbacks, 11-5 and set to play their SEC opening series at Mississippi State when the season was cancelled, Tamez batted .400 with four singles in 10 at bats.