It’s Okay to Call These Diamond Hogs Momma’s Boys


The final regular season game at Baum Stadium this season just coincidentally falls on Mother’s Day.

The three Razorback seniors spoke with the media on Thursday and took some time to address all that their mom’s have done for them.

“She’s meant everything to me,” Jared Gates said of his mother, Tammie “She’s always been there, she’s always supported me. Whenever I was down or when I’ve had a bad game, bad year she was always my biggest fan no matter what, so she obviously means a lot to me, in my life. She made me a better person. She’s my world.”

The fact that his final regular season game at Baum will be on such a special day isn’t lost on Gates.

“My mom’s always there for me,” said Gates. “She’s supported me for 22 years now, so my last collegiate game here on Mother’s Day just kinda seems right. So, I’m looking forward to that. I’m sure there will be a little bit of tears of joy.”

New Jersey native Luke Bonfield is ecstatic that his mom, Susan, will be able to see him play this weekend since she hasn’t been able to attend many of his games with the Razorbacks.

“She’s everything. She’s like the sweetest person ever. I don’t think she’s ever gotten mad at me, even when she probably had good cause to get mad at me, so I’m pretty excited to see her.”

Carson Shaddy has had the privilege of playing the sport he loves in front of his mom for his entire career, but this weekend is still special for the Shaddy.

“My mom means everything to me,” Shaddy said of his mom, Holland Weaver. “She’s been the biggest supporter that I could have ever asked for. She’s really emotional, on Mother’s Day for sure, and I think this week’s gonna be a little more for her. She takes things tough, just about as tough as I do when things don’t go my way. I think she feels it even more than me, so just to have her  out here and get to play in front of her one more time in front of Baum, it’s very emotional for me.”

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