PTN’s Starting Lineup: Heston Kjerstad

The start of the 2019 Arkansas baseball season is just days away. The official starting lineup has yet to be released so the Pig Trail Nation team has worked together to come up with predictions for each position on the field.

Heston Kjerstad is making a position change this season from left field to right field. The freshman made the flip during the offseason.

Kjerstad says he, “had a pretty good routine with the team” during the offseason. Adding that he and his teammates made a lot of progress. 

Although he did make a number of impressive plays in the outfield last season, it’s at the plate where he really shines. in 2018, Kjerstad was named SEC Freshman of the year and broke a number of records at the University of Arkansas. Kjerstad also recently made D1Baseball.com and Perfect Game’s Preseason All American First Team. Plus, the sophomore is also currently ranked as the 12th best college prospect in the 2020 MLB Draft.” 

So of course, there are high expectations but he says he’s just excited to get the season underway this weekend. 

“We just take it one day at a time,” says Kjerstad. “We’ll go out there every day and give it our best. Leave it out there on the field. Whatever it is at the end of the day we’ll take it learn from it and get better from it.”