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

By: Matt Jones
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018
An Arkansas baseball hat and glove sit in the dugout prior to a game between the Razorbacks and Kentucky on Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Fayetteville.
Photo by Andy Shupe
An Arkansas baseball hat and glove sit in the dugout prior to a game between the Razorbacks and Kentucky on Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Fayetteville.

WHEN Wednesday, 3 p.m.

WHERE Hayes Stadium (3,000), Charlotte, N.C.

RECORDS Arkansas 16-4; Charlotte 11-8.

COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn - 611-347 in 16th season at Arkansas and 931-506 in 24th season overall in Division I; Charlotte: Loren Hibbs - 774-635-4 in 26th season at Charlotte and overall.

SERIES Tied 1-1.

LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Charlotte 11-3 on June 5, 2011, during the NCAA Tournament in Tempe, Ariz.

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 Cox Sports TV.

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

LIKELY PITCHING MATCHUP Arkansas - RHP Barrett Loseke (0-0, 11.25 ERA in 4 innings); Charlotte - RHP Chase Gooding (2-0, 2.77 ERA in 13 innings).

WEATHER According to the National Weather Service, rain is likely to push out of Charlotte by game time. The temperature is forecasted to be around 48 degrees.

TEAM COMPARISON

Team ERA: Arkansas 2.63; Charlotte 4.69.

Earned Runs Per Game: Arkansas 9.49; Charlotte 6.53.

Batting Average: Arkansas .327; Charlotte .317.

Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .227; Charlotte .282.

Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .973; Charlotte .967.

NOTABLE Tuesday's game at BB&T Ballpark was canceled because of poor weather in Charlotte and will not be made up....Arkansas and Charlotte are playing for the first time since they split two games at the NCAA regional at Arizona State in 2011. The teams are scheduled to play a midweek series at Baum Stadium in 2019….Charlotte pitching coach Shohn Doty was a graduate assistant under Norm DeBriyn in 1994 and 1995. Here is a feature on Doty….Charlotte is 1-4 against teams from Power 5 conferences this season - losses at North Carolina State (9-6) and Georgia (12-2, 6-4 and 10-7), and a 13-1 home win over Wake Forest….Charlotte is coming off a weekend series win over Florida International in the Conference USA opener for both teams. Charlotte scored five runs in the ninth inning of Friday’s game to win 10-9….BB&T Ballpark is the home of the AAA Charlotte Knight and was to be the first of three minor league stadiums in which Arkansas would play during the next month. The Razorbacks will play Memphis at the Class AAA AutoZone Park in Memphis next Tuesday, and will play Grambling State at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock on April 10. That park is home to the Class AA Arkansas Travelers.

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