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Indiana baseball pitcher Craig Yoho transfers to Arkansas

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Indiana baseball lost its second relief pitcher to the transfer portal this offseason, as redshirt senior right-hander Craig Yoho announced Wednesday that he has committed to play for the University of Arkansas next season. Yoho’s announcement follows sophomore right-hander Luke Hayden’s announcement on June 17, stating his intention to transfer to Indiana State University.

Yoho, who was a true freshman in 2019, received a medical redshirt after playing eight games as a position player at the University of Houston. Following the COVID-19 pandemic shortening the 2020 season, Yoho transferred to Indiana and missed both his 2021 and 2022 seasons due to elbow and knee injuries, meaning 2023 was his first complete athletic season. As a result, Yoho was recognized as a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on June 7.

In Yoho’s 2023 campaign, he was one of Indiana head coach Jeff Mercer’s mainstays in the late stages of games. In 37 innings out of the bullpen, Yoho posted a 3.41 earned run average, 1.41 walks and hits per innings pitched and struck out 46 percent of the batters he faced. His 63 punchouts were second on the team behind sophomore right-hander Luke Sinnard’s record-breaking 114.

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