Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for the Hawgs Sports Network. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas and previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He was the 2022 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
Hunter Wilson to transfer from Arkansas
Arkansas infielder Hunter Wilson reacts to hitting an RBI single during the eighth inning of a game against Texas on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Utility infielder Hunter Wilson is no longer with the Razorbacks baseball team and will transfer in the spring after receiving his degree from Arkansas, Dave Van Horn confirmed Friday.
Wilson, who initially played at Stephen F. Austin out of Spiro High School in Oklahoma, did not appear on the Razorbacks’ fall roster when practice began last Friday. Van Horn said the two talked in late July or early August about the possibility of Wilson finding another program.
He is currently weighing his options, Van Horn added.
“Everything’s good between us,” Van Horn said. “He just looked at it and he saw that we got a transfer in (second baseman Trevor Ezell). He knew that we had a couple of other infielders coming back and a couple of young guys.
“He’s a guy that brings a lot of energy and he wants to play. I couldn’t tell him that he was going to play every day. … He’s such a good utility-type guy and I think that he feels like we see him as that.”
Wilson batted .293 in 44 career games – 22 starts – with the Razorbacks, including .283 last season. He hit one home run and drove in 18 over two season, 12 as a redshirt junior. Wilson’s home run, a two-out grand slam in the ninth inning against Florida in the SEC Tournament in May, was his first since March 2015 — a span of nearly 1,200 days.
“He didn’t get to play two years ago. He had the injury on his knee,” Van Horn said. “He started out at another four-year school, went to junior college, came here.
"He just wants to play, wants to play every day and I don’t blame him.”
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