Arkansas vs. Arizona: How to watch and listen, team comparisons

By: Matt Jones
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Arizona catcher Cesar Salazar calls for an intentional walk while Arkansas' Carson Shaddy bats during a game Friday, March 3, 2017, in Frisco, Texas.
Photo by Chris Daigle
Arizona catcher Cesar Salazar calls for an intentional walk while Arkansas' Carson Shaddy bats during a game Friday, March 3, 2017, in Frisco, Texas.

WHEN 9 p.m., Wednesday.

WHERE Tony Gwynn Stadium (3,000), San Diego.

RECORDS Arkansas 3-0; Arizona 3-0.

COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn - 598-343 in 16th season at Arkansas; 918-502 in 24th season overall in Division I; Arizona: Jay Johnson - 90-45 in third season at Arizona; 192-92 in sixth season overall in Division I.

SERIES Arizona leads 4-2.

LAST MEETING Arizona defeated Arkansas 3-0 on March 3, 2017, in Frisco, Texas.

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.

TELEVISION The game will be televised by Cox Sports TV.

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

FORECAST According to the National Weather Service, there is a 30 percent chance of rain with a temperature in the 50s Wednesday night in San Diego.

LIKELY PITCHING MATCHUP

Arkansas: LHP Kacey Murphy, Jr., 6-0, 200 (5-1, 3.65 ERA in 2017)

Arizona: TBA.

TEAM COMPARISON

Arizona - Arkansas

ERA: Arkansas 1.67; Arizona 0.67.

Runs Per Game: Arkansas 16.3; Arizona 6.3.

Batting Average: Arkansas .398; Arizona .259.

Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .158; Arizona .217.

Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .970; Arizona 1.000.

NOTABLE The game, which is free to the public, is being played ahead of the Tony Gwynn Legacy Tournament on the campuses of San Diego State University and the University of San Diego....Arizona is coming off a three-game sweep of Bryant by final scores of 4-0, 5-1 and 10-1....Arizona first baseman Alfonso Rivas was named Preseason All-American by multiple publications. Rivas went 2-for-10 with 3 RBI in the opening series vs. Bryant....The Wildcats went 38-21 last season and lost in the NCAA regional in Lubbock, Texas. Arizona was national runner-up in 2016....Scott Inman will handle Arkansas' radio play-by-play duties for all four games in San Diego. The Razorbacks' full-time play-by-play man, Phil Elson, will be calling Arkansas women's basketball.

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