Diamond Hogs break wins record at Baum Stadium

By: Matt Jones
Published: Sunday, May 13, 2018
Players celebrated following the final out of Arkansas' 6-3 win over Texas A&M Sunday May 13, 2018 at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.
Photo by J.T. Wampler
Players celebrated following the final out of Arkansas' 6-3 win over Texas A&M Sunday May 13, 2018 at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

— Arkansas broke two records and tied another for home wins this weekend. More records could fall in the coming weeks.

The Razorbacks improved to 29-3 overall and 14-1 in SEC games at Baum Stadium with their sweep of Texas A&M, which was capped with a 6-3 win Sunday.

The 29 wins broke the regular-season record for wins at Baum Stadium, a record previously held by Arkansas' 2012 team that went 28-8 at home. The 14 SEC wins are tied for the most in a season at Baum, previously set by the 1999 team.

Arkansas also improved its win percentage to .906 and is guaranteed to break the single-season home win percentage of .795 set in 2004.

The 2004 team won 31 games at home - the single-season record - including six in the postseason. Arkansas is expected to host a regional in the NCAA Tournament next month.

"We haven’t played great on the road and if you don’t play great on the road, you better play great at home if you want to have a great season," Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said. "Hats off to the team for just finding ways to win at home. Some days we got after you pretty good. Other days we came back and won. We’ve had a few of those. We’ve had a little bit of everything, but Baum Stadium’s been real good to us this year and the fans have been awesome."

This is the second straight season that Arkansas has won at least 29 home games. The 2017 team was 29-8 at home, including 3-2 in postseason games.

Arkansas has an all-time record of 523-206 at Baum Stadium, which opened midway through the 1996 season. Single-season records are unavailable for the Razorbacks' previous home, George Cole Field.

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