Beeks, Oliver split SEC award

By: Matt Jones
Published: Monday, April 7, 2014
Arkansas starter Jalen Beeks delivers a pitch during the third inning against South Alabama Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas starter Jalen Beeks delivers a pitch during the third inning against South Alabama Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

— Arkansas pitchers Jalen Beeks and Chris Oliver were named co-SEC pitchers of the week on Monday.

The Razorbacks duo shared the award with LSU's Austin Nola. Beeks pitched a complete game and Oliver pitched eight shutout innings in wins over No. 2 South Carolina over the weekend.

Beeks allowed four hits and worked around four errors in a 4-1 win Friday night. The left-hander struck out a career-high nine batters.

Oliver also had a career-high strikeout total Saturday night, displaying a sharp breaking ball to fan 10 Gamecocks in a 7-0 win. Like Beeks, Oliver allowed only four hits in the game.

Arkansas allowed only three runs in the series against South Carolina. Trey Killian dropped a 2-1 decision despite pitching eight innings in the series opener against the Gamecocks.

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