The Kansas Jayhawks become the latest “good team” to visit Baum Stadium today, Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said.

The Kansas Jayhawks become the latest “good team” to visit Baum Stadium today, Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said.
Van Horn’s Razorbacks, 5-1, won 2 of 3 two weekends ago versus Ball State and swept last weekend’s 3-game series from Troy.
They host Kansas, 4-1 of the Big 12, at 3 p.m. today then fly to the West Coast to visit Pac 10 power California for a 3-game weekend series in Berkeley.  “We have played two good teams,” Van Horn said.  “Ball State and Troy will do well in their leagues. Ball State didn’t make an error, and Troy made one.” He doesn’t anticipate mistakes from Kansas, either.
“Talking to some area scouts,” Van Horn said,  “they said they are really solid.  They have got really good pitching. Their team ERA is right at 3.00, which is better than ours. They are a very, very good team. I think they are projected in the middle of the pack in the Big 12, but from what I have heard, they are playing better than that.”
And that’s without Preseason All-American third baseman Tony Thompson, sidelined the first four weeks of the season with a broken kneecap.  “That takes away a lot of their power,” Van Horn said.  “He is their preseason All-American but we’ve lost Bo (Bigham, the second baseman). It’s just the way it works. Every time we played them we’ve had good games.” The Razorbacks’ lineup may rediscover Bigham in California or soon thereafter.
Bigham tore the labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder during the season-opener against Ball State but now is taking ground balls and swinging a bat under the trainers’ supervision.
“He hasn’t had any pain,” Van Horn said. “We’re taking him to California but whether we play him, we’ll see how that goes.”
T.J. Forrest, 1-0 with a 1.12 ERA in two relief roles, draws his first start of 2010 today.
The senior right-hander will be on a 40-pitch count, Van Horn said and likely will be followed to the mound by lefty Geoffrey Davenport, Jeremey Heatley and possibly Harrison’s Jordan Pratt