When it comes to college baseball in 2021, it’s always a safe bet to “call the Kopps.” The Hogs have done it all year, and the Collegiate Baseball did it Thursday by naming Kevin Kopps the National Player of the Year.
The trusted closer has been one of, if not the most dominant force in all of college baseball this season. Kopps topped the NCAA with an ERA of 0.81, posting 10 saves and 10 wins in 28 appearances, leading the Razorbacks to the program’s first SEC Championship.
Collegiate Baseball is the oldest baseball publication in the country, and this year marks the first time it’s ever named a relief pitcher the National Player of the Year.
The next stop on this historic season for the Hogs is in the NCAA Baseball Tournament. The No. 1 ranked Razorbacks will take the field for the opening game of the Fayetteville Regional on Friday, June 4, at 2 p.m.
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