By KURT VOIGT
AP Sports Writer
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Blaine Knight has started seven games this season against Southeastern Conference pitchers who were taken ahead of him in this week's Major League Baseball draft.
The Arkansas right-hander, a third-round pick of the Baltimore Orioles, has yet to lose to any of them - or anyone else, for that matter.
Knight's knack for toppling some of the country's best is one of the many reasons the nationally fifth-seeded Razorbacks (42-18) are confident they'll return to the College World Series this season for the first time since 2015. To do so, first they'll have to win two games against fellow SEC member South Carolina (36-24) in a series that begins on Saturday.
Arkansas will start Knight in the opening game of the super regional, a familiar series-opening position for the junior who has compiled an 11-0 record and 2.74 ERA in 16 starts this season.
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