Wallace Named SEC Freshman of the Week; Wicklander Named National Player of the Week

Nate Allen

FAYETTEVILLE – Already honored Monday named to the SEC’s All-Freshman team, true freshman Arkansas Razorbacks right fielder Cayden Wallace of Greenbrier later Monday was named the SEC Freshman of the Week by the SEC Office in Birmingham, Ala.

It marked the third time this baseball season that Wallace was named SEC Freshman of the Week.

Helping the SEC champion nationally No.1 Razorbacks cap their regular season by sweeping a 3-game SEC series from the Florida Gators, Wallace paced last Thursday’s 6-1 flogging of Florida hitting two home runs while going 3 for 4 with four RBI.

For the 3-game series Wallace led the Razorbacks with four hits and a series batting average, on base percentage and slugging percentage slash line of  .400/.538/1.000 in 10 at-bats with two walks.

Arkansas No. 1 starting pitcher Patrick Wicklander, was named National Player of the Week by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Monday.

Last Thursday night against Florida, winning pitcher Wicklander struck out a career high 11 against three hits and a walk through six  complete innings.

Wicklander joins relief pitcher Kevin Kopps, named the SEC Pitcher of the Year Monday, and All-SEC First-Team designated hitter Matt Goodheart as Razorbacks honored this season with weekly awards bestowed this season by the Collegiate Baseball publication.

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