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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Jared Sprague-Lott Making Great Plays for The Razorbacks

By Donald Hunt, 06/20/24, 9:30PM EDT



The University of Arkansas had one of the best baseball teams in the country. The Razorbacks had some terrific fielders who covered a lot of ground. Jared Sprague-Lott, a former baseball standout at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, was named to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) All-Defensive team. Sprague-Lott, a 6-0, 195-pound senior, displayed his spectacular fielding talents as the Razorback’s third baseman.

“It’s a pretty cool honor for sure,” Sprague-Lott said. “Obviously, you don’t go in excepting it. You just try to put in the work and just go out there and play hard and see what happens. It’s great to be recognized.”

Sprague-Lott played second base and shortstop throughout his college career. However, it looks like he made a big transition to third base.

“It’s definitely an adjustment, but I got a lot of work over there this fall and into the spring,” he said. “It felt pretty comfortable for me. I’ve adjusted pretty well.”

Sprague-Lott has not only performed extremely well in the field, but also at the plate. He batted .290 with 49 hits, 28 RBIs, eight home runs while scoring 49 runs.  

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Grad and Third Baseman for The University of Arkansas Razorbacks Jared Sprague-Lott ( Photo courtesy/ University of Arkansas)

“It’s been a ton of fun up there competing against the best arms in the country,” Sprague-Lott said. “I feel like I’m doing all right on my own.”

Sprague-Lott has a great feel for the game. He played a lot of baseball at Marian Anderson Recreation Center, 17th and Christian Streets. He played for the Anderson Monarchs, a youth baseball team, which provided him with some valuable experience and baseball knowledge that has allowed him to become a great college player.

“They laid a groundwork for sure,” he said. “It turned me into the person who I am on and off the field. They gave me a strong foundation to build on.”

The Arkansas baseball season concluded in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional. The Razorbacks dropped a 6-3 decision to Southeast Missouri State on Sunday, May 26th in regional play. The No. 5 rated Razorbacks finished with a 44-16 overall record. Jared Sprague-Lott was a big part of their successful season.

Sprague-Lott was named to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) All-Defensive team. (Photo courtesy of University of Arkansas Athletics)