Elijah Trest returning for 2022 season

By: Scottie Bordelon Scottie Bordelon's Twitter account
Published: Friday, July 30, 2021
Arkansas' Elijah Trest pitches to ORU's Hunter Swift Tuesday April 9, 2019 at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas' Elijah Trest pitches to ORU's Hunter Swift Tuesday April 9, 2019 at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas baseball will return a pitcher in 2022 who was selected in this month’s MLB Draft.

Razorbacks right hander Elijah Trest announced in a post to his Twitter account on Friday that he will play another season at Arkansas. Trest was a 19th-round pick of the Colorado Rockies.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the Colorado Rockies for their faith in my abilities, and willingness to bring me into their organization,” Trest wrote. “Playing professional baseball has always been my dream. This has been a difficult decision, and I have decided to return to Arkansas for another year.

“There is more work to be done in Fayetteville and we won’t stop until the job is finished!”

Trest finished the 2021 season with a 1-0 record and 3.14 ERA in 14 1/3 innings pitched. He struck out 15 and walked 8 in 10 appearances, and opponents hit .240 against him.

The White Oak, Texas, native did not pitch for the Razorbacks after May 11.

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