Bob Holt is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and a voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 basketball poll. Holt has been awarded Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year twice.
Noland to start Game 1 of Fayetteville Regional
Arkansas pitcher Connor Noland throws during a game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas freshman pitcher Connor Noland will start against Central Connecticut State at 1 p.m. on Friday when the No. 5 Razorbacks open play at the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Baum-Walker Stadium, a UA spokesman confirmed.
Noland (2-4, 3.71 ERA) will be making his 17th start of the season. The freshman right-hander from Greenwood has a 1.56 ERA in his last seven appearances, including not allowing an earned run over 14 2/3 innings in back-to-back starts against Mississippi State and Tennessee.
Noland went 5 innings in his last start against Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament and held the Rebels to 1 run, 2 hits and 1 walk with 2 strikeouts.
Junior right-hander Isaiah Campbell (10-1, 2.37 ERA) will start for Arkansas on Saturday when the Razorbacks play either California or TCU.
If the Razorbacks play on Sunday, their starting pitcher will be freshman left-hander Patrick Wicklander (5-2, 4.65 ERA).
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