Arkansas third baseman Zack Cox, the No. 25 overall pick by the St. Louis Cardinals, left Monday's regional final against Washington State after three innings.
Cox has been hampered by a strained back muscle that caused him to miss the Southeastern Conference tournament and much of the Razorbacks' last two weeks of the season. He did, however, start at third base for Arkansas against the Cougars in an elimination game in the NCAA Tournament.
Cox went 2-for-3 with a double and run scored before being taken out of the game, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette . Arkansas led Washington State 6-1 at the time.
The Deomcrat-Gazette's Brandon Marcello wrote he didn't know if Cox knew, but had a strong feeling after "relief pitcher Jason Fuqua turned around in the dugout a few feet to the left of Cox and signaled to someone in the crowd “2-5″ with his fingers."
-- C. Trent Rosecrans