Arkansas lands transferring outfielder from Oklahoma

By: Dudley E. Dawson
Published: Saturday, July 10, 2021
An Arkansas hat and glove sit in the dugout prior to a game against Louisiana-Monroe on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Fayetteville.
( Andy Shupe)
An Arkansas hat and glove sit in the dugout prior to a game against Louisiana-Monroe on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’ baseball program landed a transfer from Oklahoma on Saturday who is shining in the Cape Cod League this summer.

Outfielder Jace Bohrofen (6-2, 204 pounds) entered the transfer portal June 30 committed to the Razorbacks over Tennessee and other programs. Bohrofen was a second-year freshman at Oklahoma this year and was named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team.

Bohrofen is hitting .340 with 4 home runs, 15 RBI and 4 stolen bases while playing right field for the Falmouth Commodores in the Cape Cod League.

He hit .252 with 2 home runs and 18 RBI and started 29 of 33 games.

Bohrofen, who started 20 games in right field and nine as a designated hitter, did not play in Oklahoma’s 8-5 victory at Arkansas on March 16.

He is one of five Oklahoma players who entered the NCAA transfer portal after the Sooners went 27-28 and failed to reach the NCAA Tournament. His brother Braxton also entered the portal.

A standout from Moore (Okla.) Westmoore, Bohrofen was ranked the third-best player in Oklahoma and the 38th-best nationally by Perfect Game in 2019.

He was also named an Under Armour and Perfect Game All-American, and the 2019 Perfect Game Player of the Year in Oklahoma.

He played in the Under Armour All-America Game in Wrigley Field in Chicago and Perfect Game’s All-American Game at Petco Park in San Diego. He played alongside Razorbacks Cayden Wallace and Robert Moore in San Diego.

Bohrofen was ranked No. 93 in MLB Pipeline Rankings before the 2019 draft, but was not drafted. He followed his dad, Brent, and older brother to play at Oklahoma.

Brent Bohrofen played at Oklahoma from 1988-91.

Jace Bohrofen is the second player who announced a transfer to Arkansas this offseason, joining former Kent State catcher Michael Turner.

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