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Freshman All-American commits to Arkansas baseball team
Sacramento State freshman infielder Wehiwa Aloy (9) stands ready to field a hit during an NCAA baseball game against Abilene Christian on Friday, March 24, 2023, in Abilene, Texas. Sacramento State won 8-4. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
FAYETTEVILLE — Former Sacramento State shortstop Wehiwa Aloy said he has committed to play baseball at Arkansas late Saturday in a post to his Instagram page.
Aloy (6-1, 195 pounds) is a rising sophomore who attended Baldwin High School in Wailuku, Hawaii, on the island of Maui. He bats and throws right-handed.
Aloy was the freshman of the year in the Western Athletic Conference and a Freshman All-American after he batted .376 with 14 home runs, 15 doubles and 5 triples. His OPS was 1.089, he scored 69 runs and recorded 46 RBI.
He had a pair of four-hit games in April against Stephen F. Austin and New Mexico State, and had 4 RBI during the game against SFA on April 1. He tied a season high with three runs scored when Sacramento State upset Stanford 15-13 on April 18.
Defensively, Aloy fielded .928 and helped turn 36 double plays.
He will be draft eligible following the 2025 season.
Aloy is the fourth known transfer to Arkansas this offseason along with former Tarleton State first baseman Jack Wagner, former Missouri center fielder Ty Wilmsmeyer and former Texas Tech catcher Hudson White.
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