Arkansas vs. Stony Brook: How to watch and listen, forecast, pitching matchups, team comparison

By: Matt Jones
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Arkansas starter Isaiah Campbell delivers to the plate against Eastern Illinois Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, during the second inning at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the games.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas starter Isaiah Campbell delivers to the plate against Eastern Illinois Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, during the second inning at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the games.

GAME TIMES

Game 1: Friday, 1 p.m.

Game 2: Friday, Approx. 4:30 p.m.

Game 3: Saturday, 2 p.m.

WHERE Baum-Walker Stadium (10,737), Fayetteville

RECORDS Arkansas 6-1; Stony Brook 3-3.

COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn - 649-365 in 17th season at Arkansas and 969-524 in 25th season overall in Division I; Stony Brook: Matt Senk - 806-540-4 in 29th season at Stony Brook and overall.

SERIES First meeting

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 All three games will be streamed by SEC Network-Plus and can be accessed on the ESPN app and ESPN3.com. (Carrier login required).

ANNOUNCERS Benjamin Kelly (play-by-play) and Troy Eklund (analyst)

LIKELY PITCHING MATCHUPS

Game 1: Arkansas RHP Isaiah Campbell (2-0, 5.23 ERA in 10 1/3 innings) vs. Stony Brook RHP Greg Marino (1-1, 6.10 ERA in 10 1/3 innings).

Game 2: Arkansas RHP Cody Scroggins (0-0, 7.71 ERA in 4 2/3 innings) vs. Stony Brook RHP Brian Herrmann (1-0, 7.45 ERA in 9 2/3 innings).

Game 3: Arkansas RHP Connor Noland (0-0, 2.08 ERA in 8 2/3 innings) vs. Stony Brook TBA

WEATHER According to the National Weather Service, Friday will be partly cloudy with a high temperature of 48 degrees in Fayetteville. There is a 40 percent chance of rain Saturday afternoon with a high of 48 degrees.

NOTABLE Stony Brook, part of the State University of New York system, has played in the NCAA Tournament three times this decade, and advanced to the College World Series in 2012….The Seawolves won two of three games at Florida International to begin the season and lost two of three at Southeastern Louisiana last week. Stony Brook is playing its first nine games away from home….Stony Brook shortstop Nick Grande batted .377 with 78 hits, 6 home runs and 32 stolen bases last season, and was voted First-Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball. Grande enters the Arkansas series on a bit of a slump and is batting .217 through six games….Arkansas ranks 10th nationally with 2.9 stolen bases per game. The Razorbacks have successfully stolen 20 of 22 bases this season….Arkansas has won 14 consecutive regular-season games at Baum-Walker Stadium, and 26 of its last 27. Counting last season’s NCAA regional, the Razorbacks have won 15 straight home games against non-conference opponents….Arkansas pitchers are averaging 3.44 strikeouts for every walk, which is 25th-best nationally….Arkansas pitcher Connor Noland, a quarterback on the Razorbacks’ football team will go through the first football spring practice Friday, but is not expected to practice with the football team Saturday morning prior to his start for the baseball team.

TEAM COMPARISON

ERA: Arkansas 3.39; Stony Brook 7.41.

Earned Runs Per Game: Arkansas 7.31; Stony Brook 4.00.

Batting Average: Arkansas .300; Stony Brook .265.

Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .231; Stony Brook .310.

Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .449; Stony Brook .431.

On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .405; Stony Brook .325.

Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .973; Stony Brook .975.

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