Connor Noland one of the stars in first Diamond Hog scrimmage

Connor Noland one of the stars in first Diamond Hog scrimmage

FAYETTEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - The countdown continues towards Opening Day in college baseball.

Arkansas held their first team practice Friday and their first scrimmage Saturday. One of the stars in the intrasquad matchup was Connor Noland. The Razorback quarterback came out of the bullpen, striking out 4 in 3 innings and didn’t allow an earned run.

The transition from football to baseball has been a smooth one so far. “It hasn’t taken very long,” he said. “I got out of football two weeks into December, so I started throwing a baseball pretty early this year. Transition went pretty smooth, so I’m back in the groove of things.”

Noland will play both sports during the spring, including participating in spring practice. “Coach Morris and Coach Van Horn have talked multiple times about what the plan is. They’ve come together but we’re just working together to figure it out. It’s the first year I’ve done it, just working as we go.”

Arkansas opens the season February 15th. The Razorbacks host Eastern Illinois in a weekend series.

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