Missouri State at Arkansas: How to watch and listen, team comparisons

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Monday, April 16, 2018
Arkansas takes on Missouri State Monday, June 5, 2017, during the final game of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.
Photo by Ben Goff
Arkansas takes on Missouri State Monday, June 5, 2017, during the final game of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

WHEN Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE Baum Stadium (10,737), Fayetteville.

RECORDS Arkansas 27-10, 10-5 SEC; Missouri State 22-10, 5-1 Missouri Valley.

RANKINGS Arkansas 3; Missouri State NR.

COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn - 622-353 in 16th season at Arkansas and 942-512 in 24th season overall in Division I; Missouri State: Keith Guttin - 1,241-769 in 36th season at Missouri State.

SERIES Arkansas leads 53-26.

LAST MEETING Missouri State defeated Arkansas 3-2 in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Baum Stadium on June 5, 2017, ending the Razorbacks’ season.

TELEVISION Today’s game will be streamed on ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app.

ANNOUNCERS Brett Dolan (play-by-play) and Troy Eklund (commentary).

RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, via the Arkansas Razorbacks Gameday app, via the TuneIn app or on ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

PITCHING MATCHUP

Arkansas: RHP Caleb Bolden (2.81 ERA, 3-0, 21 SO, 10 BB); Missouri State: RHP Austin Knight (4.97 ERA, 1-0, 25 SO, 17 BB)

TEAM COMPARISON

Team ERA: Arkansas 3.09; Missouri State 3.88.

Earned Runs Per Game: Arkansas 7.49; Missouri State 6.21.

Batting Average: Arkansas .308; Missouri State .253.

Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .232; Missouri State .231.

Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .973; Missouri State .973.

Schedule Strength: Arkansas 5; Missouri State 143.

RPI: Arkansas 4; Missouri State 64.

NOTABLE Arkansas starter Caleb Bolden will make his fourth start of the season Tuesday and third consecutive midweek start. Bolden went five innings, struck out six and did not allow an extra-base hit last week against Grambling State in North Little Rock. … Arkansas is tied for the SEC lead in home runs and ranks second nationally with 58. The Razorbacks are six ahead of its SEC-leading pace from 2017. Carson Shaddy leads the team with nine. … Shaddy is hitting a team-best .368 this season, which ranks fourth in the SEC. The redshirt senior hit a pair of home runs in Arkansas’ doubleheader sweep of South Carolina on Saturday. Shaddy said Monday he will be ready to go against the Bears after being hit on the left hand by a pitch in Game 1 on Saturday. … Missouri State, picked to finish second in the Missouri Valley Conference behind Dallas Baptist, enters on a three-game losing streak. The Bears dropped both games in a weekend series against No. 6 Oregon State last weekend. … Bears starter Austin Knight will make his seventh start of the season. He has struck out 29 in 25 innings. Opponents are hitting .266 against him. … Drew Millas leads Missouri State with a .316 average and 37 RBI. Jeremy Eierman has hit a team-high five home runs and is one of five Bears to have played in all 32 games this season.

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