It may have happened a day late, but Arkansas got a step closer to baseball season when Coach Dave Van Horn led his team through its first practice at noon Saturday. The ice and snow kept the Razorbacks off the field but they managed to hold an indoor practice in the Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion.
Van Horn noted that being inside for practice wasn’t the worst case scenario by any means, even though up to six inches of snow fell in Fayetteville Friday afternoon and evening.
“It gave us the opportunity to work on those little things – the bunt coverage, first and third defense,” he said. “Instead of all of a sudden being in a game without working on those things enough because you’ve had great weather. So today was fine.”
Before practice started, the team hit in the indoor batting cages at Baum Stadium before moving to Walker Pavilion. The practice inside featured team stretching and individual skill drills for the first half, later moving into a series of defensive oriented workouts that should benefit the Razorbacks come Feb. 19 in their season opener against Ball State. Read More