Arkansas vs. Texas Tech: How to watch and listen, forecast, pitching matchup, team comparisons

By: Matt Jones
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018
Arkansas outfielder Eric Cole slides into second base while Texas Tech shortstop Michael Davis covers during a game Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Fayetteville.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas outfielder Eric Cole slides into second base while Texas Tech shortstop Michael Davis covers during a game Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Fayetteville.

WHEN Wednesday, 11 a.m.

WHERE TD Ameritrade Park (24,000), Omaha, Neb.

RECORDS Arkansas 45-19; Texas Tech 45-18.

COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn - 640-362 in 16th season at Arkansas and 960-521 in 24th season overall in Division I; Texas Tech: Tim Tadlock - Tim Tadlock - 239-130 in sixth season at Texas Tech and overall in Division I.

SERIES Arkansas leads 45-14.

LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Texas Tech 5-1 on April 24 in Fayetteville. 

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. Blackouts may apply.

TELEVISION The game will be televised by ESPN2 and streamed on the ESPN app and ESPN3.com. 

ANNOUNCERS Karl Ravech (play-by-play), Kyle Peterson (commentary), Eduardo Perez (commentary) and Laura Rutledge (field).

LIKELY PITCHING MATCHUP Arkansas - LHP Kacey Murphy (8-5, 3.12 ERA); Texas Tech - RHP Davis (7-5, 4.50 ERA).

WEATHER According to the National Weather Service, there is a 70 percent chance of rain Wednesday in Omaha.

TEAM COMPARISON

ERA: Arkansas 3.57; Texas Tech 4.38.

Earned Runs Per Game: Arkansas 7.10; Texas Tech 7.83.

Batting Average: Arkansas .302; Texas Tech .311.

Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .237; Texas Tech .243.

Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .972; Texas Tech .972.

NOTABLE Neither team will be eliminated with a loss. The winner will play Friday night, needing one win to advance to the national championship series. The loser will play Florida in an elimination game Thursday….Texas Tech is 3-6 and Arkansas is 9-2 this season against common opponents - Texas, Florida, Dallas Baptist and Kentucky….The Red Raiders and Razorbacks both enter Tuesday’s game with a 6-1 record in the NCAA postseason. Both teams swept their home regionals, then won two of three games in home super regionals. Texas Tech defeated Duke 6-2 last Monday to advance to the College World Series for the third time in five seasons….Texas Tech ranks top 10 nationally in team batting average (.311), doubles (139), triples (24), walks (347), home runs (82), on-base percentage (.420), runs per game (8.2) and slugging percentage (.510)….Texas Tech’s Gabe Holt enters Tuesday’s game on a 15-game hit streak. Holt was a Freshman All-America selection at second base, along with Arkansas third baseman Casey Martin and Arkansas outfielder Heston Kjerstad.

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