UALR’s Silva named new re­cruit­ing co­or­di­na­tor

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SCOREBOARD -

As­sis­tant coach Mike Silva has been named the new re­cruit­ing co­or­di­na­tor for the Uni­ver­sity of Arkansas at Lit­tle Rock, head Coach Chris Curry an­nounced Mon­day.

Silva has over­seen the Tro­jans pitch­ing staff since he joined the pro­gram in the fall of 2016, and the pitch­ers recorded a pro­gram-record 463 strike­outs last sea­son. The team’s 8.5 strike­outs per nine in­nings ranked third in the Sun Belt Con­fer­ence and 47th na­tion­ally. They also al­lowed the third-fewest hits in the league at 8.83 per nine in­nings. The Tro­jans’ ERA also dropped from 6.20 in 2016 to 4.76 in 2017.

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