Digest for 6/1/12


Arkansas’ Reynolds honored as All-American

HOUSTON – Arkansas junior third baseman Matt Reynolds was named a third team All-American as announced on Thursday by Collegiate Baseball.

With his selection, Reynolds becomes the 20th player in school history to earn All-America accolades and the first since Zack Cox and Brett Eibner were named All-Americans following the 2010 season.

A native of Tulsa, Okla., Reynolds has been the top offensive performer for Arkansas this season. In 57 games, including 56 starts, Reynolds is hitting a team-best .340 with seven homers and 41 RBI. A first team All-SEC selection, Reynolds also leads the team in runs (44), doubles (18), total bases (107), slugging percentage (.535), walks (37) and on-base percentage (.451). Reynolds has stolen 12 bases, which is the second-highest total on the team. He has 18 multi-hit games and a team-leading 12 multi-RBI games. Reynolds has also excelled defensively this year. An All-SEC Defensive Team selection, Reynolds has committed nine errors at the hot corner and posted a .948 fielding percentage.

For his career, Reynolds has played in 140 games, including 131 starts, and is hitting .279 with 11 home runs and 68 RBI. He has a career OPS of .813 with a .423 slugging percentage and a .390 on-base percentage.

Houston Regional games streamed online

HOUSTON – All games from the Houston Regional, hosted by Rice University, will be streamed online for free at RiceOwls.com. Links to access the webcasts will also be available on the NCAA Tournament central page on ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

Arkansas, the No. 2 seed in the regional, opens play in the NCAA Tournament on Friday at 1 p.m. as it faces No. 3 seed Sam Houston State. The other first round game features No. 1 seed Rice and No. 4 seed Prairie View A&M on Friday at 6 p.m.

Winner’s bracket games will be played at 6 p.m. each day, while the loser’s bracket games will be at 1 p.m. The first regional championship game will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, while an if necessary regional final will be Monday at 6 p.m.

Woods fires 2-under, trails by four

DUBLIN, Ohio — Tiger Woods carded a first-round 70 at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Thursday, four shots out of the lead and tied for 11th.

Scott Stallings turned in a 66 to lead the event with Spencer Levin and Erik Compton one stroke back.

Rory McIlroy overcame a quadruple bogey to finish at 1-under and is tied for 20th. Phil Mickelson retired after a 79, citing mental fatigue.

Buckeyes back out of deal with Georgia

Ohio State has canceled a home-and-home series against Georgia due to the upcoming Big Ten/Pac-12 scheduling partnership.

Georgia athletic director Gerg McGarity told reporters at the SEC spring meetings on Thursday that Ohio State backed out of a deal to play Georgia in 2020 and 2021.

The schools didn’t have a contract for the 2020-21 games, but rather an agreement to try to schedule games for those years. The agreement would be null and void if dates to play were not reached by June 30, 2012. Ohio State sent Georgia a letter this month informing the Bulldogs it would not be able to confirm dates, effectively nullifying the agreement.

Mayweather to begin three-month jail term

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. is due to begin a three-month jail sentence in Las Vegas after a hair-pulling, arm-twisting attack in September 2010 on the mother of three of his children.

The undefeated five-division champion’s legal and ring advisors were mum about Mayweather’s scheduled Friday morning surrender before Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melissa Sragosa.

The judge sentenced him Dec. 22 for his guilty pleas to reduced charges in the domestic battery case.