Pro Hogs:

Eibner gets 9 RBIs in win

By: Matt Jones
Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Northwest Arkansas center fielder Brett Eibner heads to first after drawing a walk Sunday, June 2, 2013, during the second inning of play against San Antonio at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Northwest Arkansas center fielder Brett Eibner heads to first after drawing a walk Sunday, June 2, 2013, during the second inning of play against San Antonio at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale.

— Former Arkansas standout Brett Eibner turned heads Wednesday with a career-best game for triple-A Omaha.

The outfielder went 5-for-5 with 2 home runs and recorded 9 RBIs in a 20-3 win over Memphis. It was only Eibner's seventh career game at the level after spending last season with the double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

"It was just one of those days where I felt locked in," Eibner told MiLB.com. "It seemed like I got every pitch I was looking for."

Eibner hit a pair of three-run home runs and added a three-run double in the seventh inning. He also drew a walk in the game and was denied an opportunity for a sixth hit when he was left on deck in the team's final at-bat.

The 9 RBIs are a record at Omaha's home Werner Park.

Eibner's big game came at the right time after beginning the season 4-for-17 at the plate. He is now batting .409 this season and leads the team in home runs (3), RBIs (10) and runs scored (7).

The former outfielder/pitcher at Arkansas has progressed steadily through the minor leagues. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the second round of the 2010 MLB Draft.

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