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Coll will transfer from Arkansas
Arkansas infielder Harold Coll (1) runs the bases after hitting a home run during a game against Lipscomb on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, in North Little Rock.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas infielder Harold Coll has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal, a team spokesman confirmed Monday.
Coll played in 32 games and started 19 times in his lone season with the Razorbacks after transferring from San Jacinto (Texas) College. He has one season of eligibility remaining.
He filled in for injured second baseman Peyton Holt when the Razorbacks lost 20-5 to TCU in the second game of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional on June 4 and was a defensive replacement during the eighth inning of an elimination game later that day against Santa Clara. He did not play during the final game of the regional, a 12-4 loss to TCU.
Coll spent most of the season as a reserve at second base, shortstop and third base, and entered several games as a pinch hitter. He batted .232, hit 4 home runs and 7 doubles, and drove in 22 runs in 82 at-bats. He also drew seven walks and was twice hit by a pitch.
He had a .985 fielding percentage while playing primarily at shortstop.
Coll is a Boston native who played high school baseball at Georgia Premier Academy. He played on a pair of JUCO World Series teams at San Jacinto and batted .357 in his final season there in 2022.
Coll is the second member of Arkansas’ 2023 team to enter the portal since the season ended last Monday. Infielder Isaac Webb entered the portal after redshirting his only season with the Razorbacks.
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