Arkansas vs. LSU: How to watch and listen, forecast, pitching matchups, team comparisons

By: Matt Jones
Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Arkansas' Casey Martin (15) celebrates with Luke Bonfield (17) after hitting a two run homer during the second inning of a Southeastern Conference tournament NCAA college baseball game against Florida, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Arkansas' Casey Martin (15) celebrates with Luke Bonfield (17) after hitting a two run homer during the second inning of a Southeastern Conference tournament NCAA college baseball game against Florida, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

WHEN Saturday, Approximately 3:30 p.m.

WHERE Hoover Metropolitan Stadium (10,800), Hoover, Ala.

RECORDS Arkansas 39-17; LSU 36-24.

RANKINGS Arkansas 7; NR.

COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn - 634-360 in 16th season at Arkansas and 951-518 in 24th season overall in Division I; LSU: Paul Mainieri - 548-226-3 in 12th season at LSU and 1,233-600-6 in 30th season overall in Division I.

SERIES LSU leads 72-32.

LAST MEETING LSU won two of three against Arkansas on May 4-6 in Baton Rouge, La.

TELEVISION The game will be televised by SEC Network and 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, a 50-60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms exists in Hoover, Ala., during the afternoon and evening hours, which could lead to delays before or during the game. At least one game has experienced a weather delay every day this week at the SEC Tournament.

LIKELY PITCHING MATCHUP

Arkansas: RHP Isaiah Campbell (4-5, 4.05 ERA); LSU: RHP Zack Hess (6-5, 4.70 ERA).

TEAM COMPARISON

Team ERA: Arkansas 3.56; LSU 4.68.

Earned Runs Per Game: Arkansas 6.96; LSU 5.30.

Batting Average: Arkansas .302; LSU .289.

Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .241; LSU .253.

Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .971; LSU .979.

Schedule Strength: Arkansas 2; LSU 16.

RPI: Arkansas 2; LSU 34.

NOTABLE The winner of the game will advance to the SEC Tournament championship game Sunday to play the winner of the other semifinal game between Texas A&M and Ole Miss....Arkansas and LSU played in the tournament championship last season, a 4-2 LSU win....LSU is playing its fifth game in five days at the SEC Tournament. The Tigers are 3-1 this week, including 3-0 in elimination games against Mississippi State, South Carolina and Florida....Arkansas defeated LSU 5-4 on May 4 at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, but the Tigers won the next two games by scores of 6-4 and 7-5 to win the series. Arkansas committed three errors in its final two innings in the field during the Game 2 loss and blew a two-run lead....LSU probable starter Zack Hess allowed four runs and struck out eight batters during a seven-inning no-decision against Arkansas in Game 1 of the regular-season series. Arkansas probable starter Isaiah Campbell allowed five runs on eight hits in a 4 1/3-inning loss to the Tigers in Game 3. All five runs against Campbell came during the fourth and fifth innings....Arkansas shortstop Jax Biggers returned to the lineup Friday for the Razorbacks' 8-2 win over Florida. Biggers recorded two hits and a walk in his first game since breaking his left index finger while trying to bunt during the first inning of a game against Texas A&M on May 11.

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