Jess Todd is a stud. Arkansas’ junior righthander set a school record and an SEC tournament record by striking out 17 batters while allowing just two hits over eight shutout innings against South Carolina tonight. Todd has always possessed an electric 90-94 mph fastball and a hard, biting slider, but apparently tonight he expanded his arsenal.
“Today was the first day all year I had command of all three of my pitches,” Todd said. “I got ahead of the count and it really helped me out deep in the game.”
The Hogs’ 6-0 win also puts them back into the discussion for a national seed. At the very least, Arkansas is safe as a regional host and No. 1 seed.