FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will face the New Jersey Institute of Technology Higlanders on Friday at 2 p.m. and televised on ESPN3 in the Fayetteville Regional.
If you’ve never heard of NJIT don’t be embarrassed many, if honest, will admit they haven’t either. They are located in Newark, N.J., and finished the season 26-22, including 23-17 in the America East Conference.
Here’s a look at five key players on the team.
Jake Rappaport, LHP, 5-11, 195, Senior
By no means is anyone as good as Kevin Kopps in college baseball, but Rappaport provides the role to the Highlanders that the Arkansas ace does for the Hogs. He has appeared in 25 games this season, all in relief. He has a record of 8-2 with an ERA of 2.28. He has earned 10 saves as well. In 48.1 innings, he has allowed 41 hits, walked 11, allowed 13 runs (12 earned), struck out 34 and allowed four home runs. Against Maine in the last conference…