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University of Arkansas 2020. Oral Roberts -April 9; vs. #18 Tennessee – April 27) … Against ORU, he only had two hits, but both were home runs, including his second-career grand slam … Ten games later, he notched his fourth multi-home run game of his career against Tennessee (April 27), part of a three-hit game … Was nearly held hitless in the NCAA Super Regional against Ole Miss, going 0-for-4 in Game 1 and just 1-for-4 in Game 2, but went 3-for-4 in Game 3 with four RBIs with a career-high two doubles and one home run in the 14-1 victory.Played in and started all 69 games in the outfield … Hit .332, good for second on the team with 87 hits, 30 for extra bases, 16 doubles, 14 home runs, 58 RBIs and 145 total bases … Won SEC Freshman of the Year honors, becoming only the third Razorback to win a major SEC award (Andrew Benintendi – 2015; Nick Schmidt – 2006) … His 87 hits tied with fellow freshman Casey Martin for the Arkansas freshman single-season record … His 65 runs scored and 14 home runs led the team and were good for fourth and ninth in the SEC, respectively … The 14 home runs set an Arkansas freshman single-season record, previously set by Zack Cox (13 in 2009) … His 145 total bases were the most by any freshman in the SEC and also set an Arkansas freshman single-season record, previously set by Danny Hamblin (122 in 2004) … Hit .322 in SEC play with five home runs and 21 RBIs … Also slugged .521 and had a .375 on-base percentage against league opponents … In the NCAA Tournament, he hit .311, the third-highest average on the team with a .659 slugging percentage, three home runs and 11 RBIs … In the College World Series, he hit .250 with six hits and four RBIs … Finished the year with 24 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games … Tallied his first three-hit game on Opening Day vs. Bucknell (Feb. 16), part of a 3-for-4 day with three runs scored and one double … Hit his first collegiate home run against Arizona (Feb. 21) in San Diego, California, a solo shot that was the only run of the game … Combined in series at Charlotte (March 21) and Florida (March 23-25), went 9-for-16 (.563) at the plate with six extra-base hits, three home runs and a staggering 1.313 slugging percentage, while striking out just twice … Had a season-high four RBIs against Dayton (March 1), Missouri State (April 17) and Oral Roberts (June 1) in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional … In the game against Dayton, he was just 1-for-4, but his lone hit was his first career grand slam … In the NCAA Regional opener against Oral Roberts, he went 3-for-5 with two home runs, his second multi-home run game of the year … Finished the regional 5-for-10 (.500), leading all Razorbacks with five RBIs and three walks … Established Arkansas’ freshman single-season home run record (14) with a solo shot in game two of the NCAA Fayetteville Super Regional against South Carolina (June 10) … Strung together a 14-game hitting streak from March 14 against Texas to April 4 against ULM, the longest hitting streak on the team … Hit .439 during that streak with eight multi-hit games and three games with three hits or more … Throughout the month of March, he hit .360 with six home runs and 22 RBIs … Was one of five freshmen and the only freshman in the SEC to have a .330 batting average or higher and a .550 slugging percentage or higher. June 30, 2020: RF Heston Kjerstad assigned to GCL Orioles. He led the Razorbacks in batting average, hits, home runs, RBI, total bases (53), on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. Tale of the Tape: Spencer Torkelson vs Heston Kjerstad. We present them here for purely educational purposes. ... , Korean Baseball Stats, 2020 Minor Leagues, 2020 Affiliates, ... Baseball-Reference Bullpen. And that’s good enough in 2020 for a playoff spot at the quarter-pole of a shortened season. OF | Jr. | 6-3 | L/R | 205 | Amarillo, Texas / Randall HS Began the year as a unanimous First Team Preseason All-American, gaining recognition from five outlets … Rated as the top outfielder in the country in D1 Baseball’s Preseason Position Power Rankings … USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Preseason Watch List … Preseason All-SEC First Team Outfielder (Coaches) … Recognized by D1 Baseball as the best hitter in the conference after the season … Started all 16 games of the 2020 season at right field … SEC Co-Player of the Week (Feb. 18) and Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week (Feb. 18) … Placed in the two- and three-hole spots in the batting order, seeing nine starts as the second hitter in the lineup … Finished the season in seventh in career home runs at Arkansas with 37 … Led the team in seven offensive categories – batting average (.448), slugging percentage (.791), on-base percentage (.513), hits (30), homers (six), RBIs (20) and total bases (53) … SEC leader in hits (30), total bases (53), slugging percentage (.791), finishing second in batting average (.448) … Eleven of his 30 hits went for extra bases, with five doubles and six home runs … Scored 19 runs and earned 10 free passes via seven walks and three HBPs … Recorded a hit in every game of the 2020 season, with a 17-game hitting streak dating back to the final game of the 2019 campaign … Earned his player of the week nods for his performance in the opening weekend against Eastern Illinois (Feb. 14-16) … Racked up seven hits in the series, five for extra bases, which included a pair of two homer games in the opener and finale against the Panthers … Kicked off the year with a three-hit, three-RBI game, launching a pair of two-out homers in the fifth and seventh innings … Moved into a tie for 10Finished with the third-highest batting average on the team (.327), playing 65 games … Also matched his hit total (87) from 2018 and totaled 13 doubles, one triple and a career-best 17 home runs … Notched 51 RBIs, becoming the first Razorback to have 50 or more RBIs in his first two seasons since Rodney Nye in 1998 and 1999 … His home run total tied for second-most in the SEC and good for 28th in the nation … His hit total was also good for 10th-best in the league and his team-best slugging percentage (.575) was the ninth-highest in the conference … Totaled 153 bases, good for second on the team, fifth in the SEC and 18th most in the nation … In conference play, hit .319 in 29 games, the second-highest average on the team with six home runs and 20 RBIs … Also slugged .509 and had a .402 on-base percentage against conference opponents … In the NCAA Tournament, he hit .313, the third-highest average on the team with a .688 slugging percentage, three home runs and seven RBIs … Had a home run in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional (vs. Central Connecticut – May 31), in the NCAA Fayetteville Super Regional (vs. Ole Miss – June 10) and in the College World Series (vs. Texas Tech – June 17) and now has five postseason home runs in his career … Finished the year with 24 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games … Half of his multi-hit games consisted of three hits or more, including two four-hit games (vs. Western Illinois – March 12; at #7 Vanderbilt – April 14) … Had a 14-game hitting streak from March 31-April 24, matching a career-long and tying for the longest on the team … Hit .369 during that hit streak with 24 hits, 16 RBIs and five home runs … Also had seven multi-hit games during that streak, including two games with three hits or more (4 at Vanderbilt – April 14 & 3 vs. Northwestern St. – April 23) … Against Vanderbilt, he tied his career high with four hits with three of those hits being singles and drove in one RBI in the 14-12 come-from-behind victory … Tied his career high in hits earlier in the year against Western Illinois (March 13), going a perfect 4-for-4 with a triple and a home run falling a double short of the cycle, while also scoring a career-high three runs … Had one of the best bats in the month of April, hitting .364 with a team-best eight home runs and 25 RBIs … Had eight multi-hit games during the month and also had two 5-RBI games (vs. Team Date Transaction; June 30, 2020: Baltimore Orioles signed OF Heston Kjerstad. 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