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Koch a great catch for Hogs

By Bob Holt

This article was published June 14, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Arkansas catcher Grant Koch walks the field during practice Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Fayetteville.

Grant Koch at a glance

SCHOOL Arkansas

CLASS Junior

POSITION Catcher

HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6-0, 195 pounds

BATS/THROWS Right, right

HIGH SCHOOL Fayetteville

AGE 21 (born Feb. 5, 1997)

NOTEWORTHY Has committed one error in 60 games this season, including 56 starts, and has a .998 fielding percentage. … Voted to the SEC All-Defensive team. … Hitting .251 with 7 home runs and 34 RBI this season. … All-SEC first-team catcher last season when he hit .264 with 13 home runs and 42 RBI. … Team captain the past two seasons. … Selected in the fifth round (No. 144 overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the MLB Draft last week. … Last summer played for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team that won three international series against Chinese Taipei, Cuba and Japan. … Arkansas team captain the past two seasons. … Son of Tim and Courtney Koch.

College World Series

WHERE TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Neb.

SATURDAY’S GAMES All times Central

Oregon St. vs. N. Carolina, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Washington vs. Miss. St., 7 p.m. (ESPN)

SUNDAY’S GAMES

Arkansas vs. Texas, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Texas Tech vs. Florida, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)

Major League Baseball teams thought enough of SEC catchers this season to draft 11 of them.

Grant Koch at a glance

SCHOOL Arkansas

CLASS Junior

POSITION Catcher

HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6-0, 195 pounds

BATS/THROWS Right, right

HIGH SCHOOL Fayetteville

AGE 21 (born Feb. 5, 1997)

NOTEWORTHY Has committed one error in 60 games this season, including 56 starts, and has a .998 fielding percentage. … Voted to the SEC All-Defensive team. … Hitting .251 with 7 home runs and 34 RBI this season. … All-SEC first-team catcher last season when he hit .264 with 13 home runs and 42 RBI. … Team captain the past two seasons. … Selected in the fifth round (No. 144 overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the MLB Draft last week. … Last summer played for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team that won three international series against Chinese Taipei, Cuba and Japan. … Arkansas team captain the past two seasons. … Son of Tim and Courtney Koch.

College World Series

WHERE TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Neb.

SATURDAY’S GAMES All times Central

Oregon St. vs. N. Carolina, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Washington vs. Miss. St., 7 p.m. (ESPN)

SUNDAY’S GAMES

Arkansas vs. Texas, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Texas Tech vs. Florida, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)

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