Texas Tech at Arkansas: How to watch and listen, team comparisons

By: Scottie Bordelon , Bob Holt
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018
An Arkansas hat and glove sit in the dugout prior to a game against Louisiana-Monroe on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Fayetteville.
Photo by Andy Shupe
An Arkansas hat and glove sit in the dugout prior to a game against Louisiana-Monroe on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Fayetteville.

WHEN 6:30 p.m., Tuesday; 6 p.m., Wednesday.

WHERE Baum Stadium (10,737), Fayetteville.

RECORDS Arkansas 28-13, 10-8 SEC. Texas Tech 32-9, 10-5 Big 12.

RANKINGS Arkansas 7; Texas Tech 4.

COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn - 623-356 in 16th season at Arkansas and 940-514 in 24th season overall in Division I; Texas Tech: Tim Tadlock - 226-121 in sixth season at Texas Tech and 661-248 in 20th season overall.

SERIES Arkansas leads 44-14 and 21-6 in Fayetteville.

LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Texas Tech 10-6 in Houston on Feb. 28, 2016.

TELEVISION Tuesday’s game will be streamed on ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app. Wednesday’s game will air on SEC Network.

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.

LIKELY PITCHING MATCHUPS

Game 1 - Texas Tech: RHP Ryan Sublette (0-1, 8.62 ERA); Arkansas: RHP Jackson Rutledge (3-0, 2.08 ERA).

Game 2 - Texas Tech: TBA; Arkansas TBA.

TEAM COMPARISON

Team ERA: Arkansas 3.41; Texas Tech 4.01.

Earned Runs Per Game: Arkansas 7.28; Texas Tech 8.59.

Batting Average: Arkansas .308; Texas Tech .318.

Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .239; Texas Tech .225.

Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .974; Texas Tech .974.

Schedule Strength: Arkansas 6; Texas Tech 28.

RPI: Arkansas 8; Texas Tech 3.

NOTABLE Texas Tech junior right-hander Ty Harpenau is from Fort Smith Southside. He's 4-1 with a 4.30 ERA in 29 1/3 innings this season in 16 relief appearances. He has 29 strikeouts and 14 walks while holding opponents to a .200 batting average … Arkansas last played Texas Tech in 2016 when the Razorbacks beat the Red Raiders 10-6 in Houston … Wednesday night's Arkansas-Texas Tech game will be televised on the SEC Network … Texas Tech is playing at Arkansas for the first time since 1990 when both teams were in the Southwest Conference and the Razorbacks swept a three-game series … Arkansas is 22-3 in its last 25 games against Texas Tech going back to 1984 when the Razorbacks won a series finale after the Red Raiders took the first two games … Arkansas is 22-3 at Baum Stadium this season … Texas Tech is 10-7 on the road … Arkansas is the second SEC team the Red Raiders have played this season. They went 1-2 at Kentucky in early March. ... Arkansas second baseman Carson Shaddy is unlikely to play in the series due to a right hand contusion sustained in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader at Mississippi State. Freshman Casey Martin (hip flexor) may not play Tuesday, according to Dave Van Horn.

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