Fayetteville Super Regional: How to watch and listen, forecast, pitching matchups, team comparisons

By: Matt Jones
Published: Friday, June 8, 2018
South Carolina coach Mark Kingston talks to players during practice Friday, June 8, 2018, in Fayetteville.
Photo by Ben Goff
South Carolina coach Mark Kingston talks to players during practice Friday, June 8, 2018, in Fayetteville.

WHEN Saturday, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., Monday, 6 p.m. (if necessary)

WHERE Baum Stadium Stadium (11,159), Fayetteville.

RECORDS Arkansas 42-18; South Carolina 36-24.

COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn - 637-361 in 16th season at Arkansas and 954-519 in 24th season overall in Division I; South Carolina: Mark Kingston - 36-24 in first season at South Carolina and 279-190-1 in ninth season overall.

SERIES Arkansas leads South Carolina 40-33.

LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated South Carolina 13-8 on May 23 at the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala.

TELEVISION The first game will be televised by ESPN2, while games Sunday and Monday (if necessary) will be televised by ESPN. All three games will be streamed on ESPN3.com and the ESPN app.

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.

WEATHER According to the National Weather Service, conditions should be clear for games Saturday and Sunday, with highs around 90 degrees both days. There is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Monday night.

LIKELY PITCHING MATCHUPS

Game 1 - Arkansas: RHP Blaine Knight (11-0, 2.74 ERA); South Carolina: RHP Adam Hill (7-5, 3.99 ERA).

Game 2 - Arkansas: LHP Kacey Murphy (8-4, 2.86 ERA); South Carolina: RHP Cody Morris (8-3, 3.68 ERA).

Game 3 - Arkansas: RHP Isaiah Campbell (4-6, 4.17 ERA); South Carolina: TBA.

TEAM COMPARISON

Team ERA: Arkansas 3.47; South Carolina 4.21.

Earned Runs Per Game: Arkansas 6.92; South Carolina 5.71.

Batting Average: Arkansas .300; South Carolina .278.

Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .238; South Carolina .240.

Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .972; South Carolina .982.

Schedule Strength: Arkansas 2; South Carolina 12.

RPI: Arkansas 2; South Carolina 32.

NOTABLE Neither team will be eliminated with a loss. The winner can clinch a trip to the College World Series with a win Sunday or Monday….Arkansas defeated South Carolina three of four times this season. The Razorbacks were 2-1 against the Gamecocks during a three-game series in Fayetteville in April….South Carolina has won 16 of its last 23 games since starting the season 20-17 overall….Arkansas is playing a SEC foe in the super regionals for the first time. South Carolina lost to Georgia in the super regional round in 2006. Arkansas is 4-2 and South Carolina is 6-6 all-time in super regionals….Reserved tickets are sold out.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated ESPN was the carrier of Saturday's game. It has been corrected to show ESPN2 as the carrier.

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