Press Release from Arkansas Athletics
Redshirt-freshman infielder Jacob Nesbit was named the SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday after his strong weekend at the plate that helped the Razorbacks split the midweek series at No. 9 Texas and then take a crucial weekend series on the road against Alabama.
Nesbit started in all five games last week against the Longhorns and Crimson Tide at third base and has started all 24 games after redshirting last season. The Coppell, Texas native hit .421 (8-for-19) for the week, good for the second-best average on the team and extended his team-best hitting streak to 14 games, which dates back to a March 6 victory over Charlotte.
Nesbit has also reached base in 21-consecutive games, which is the longest on the team. During his 14-game hit streak, he has seen his batting average rise from .235 to .346 and has tallied five multi-hit games during that span.
On Wednesday against Texas, Nesbit tallied his first three-hit game of his career when he went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Two days later he tied his career-high with three RBIs and finished the week with seven runs driven in.
In the same game one win over Alabama, Nesbit hit his first career home run, becoming the eighth different Razorback to hit at least one home run this season, giving him 18 RBIs for the year. Nesbit currently leads all Razorback hitters with a .346 average and is tied for third with 27 hits.
Nesbit and the Razorbacks finish their six-game road trip with a lone midweek game at Missouri State on Tuesday, taking on the Bears at Hammons Field in Springfield, Missouri. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m.
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