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Former Diamond Hogs Forsythe and Gentry called up to majors this past week

LITTLE ROCK (ArkansasSports360.com) - What a week Arkansas baseball just finished.

Not only did the Razorbacks win a series against Florida, they put on a nice showing for a national audience. Thursday's game was broadcast on ESPNU and an "All-Access" special on Arkansas baseball aired as a lead-in to the game.

But the highlights weren't limited to current Razorbacks.

Former Arkansas players Craig Gentry and Logan Forsythe were each called up to their Major League Baseball teams. Gentry is with the Texas Rangers and Forsythe the San Diego Padres.

Here's more on Gentry:

Gentry, 27, has spent the entire season at Round Rock, batting .239 (21-88) with 4 doubles, 9 RBI, and 4 stolen bases in 25 games for the Express. He has a .337 on-base percentage, while drawing 11 walks. The club's 2009 Rangers Minor League Defender of the Year has started 17 in center field and 8 games in left field, as Gentry currently rates statistically as the top outfield defender in the Pacific Coast League with no errors in 59 totals chances. The Fort Smith, Arkansas native has combined to bat .298 (256-859) with 65 stolen bases over his last 3 seasons (2009-11) at the minor league level. Gentry has appeared in a total of 31 games with Texas over the past 2 campaigns since making his major league debut in 2009.

And some additional info on Forsythe:

After being converted from third base to second in 2010, Forsythe, 24, is considered the club's second baseman of the future.

He was batting .291 at Tucson with four home runs. Despite striking out 28 times in 86 at-bats, Forsythe had a .410 on-base percentage. He committed seven errors.

"He's very confident with what we expect out of him," manager Bud Black said. "It's a matter of him not changing his game because the game (in the major leagues) doesn't change. I think he's the type of player that fits the style of game our guys need to play."

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