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

By: Matt Jones Matt Jones's Twitter account
Published: Thursday, April 5, 2018
An Arkansas hat and glove sit in the dugout prior to a game against Louisiana-Monroe on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Fayetteville.
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An Arkansas hat and glove sit in the dugout prior to a game against Louisiana-Monroe on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Fayetteville.

WHEN Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 4 p.m.

WHERE Baum Stadium (10,737), Fayetteville.

RECORDS Arkansas 21-9, 5-4 SEC; Auburn 23-7, 4-5 SEC.

RANKINGS Arkansas 8; Auburn 15.

COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn - 616-352 in 16th season at Arkansas and 936-511 in 24th season overall in Division I; Auburn: Butch Thompson - 83-65 in third season at Auburn and overall in Division I.

SERIES Auburn leads 46-41.

LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Auburn 12-0 in seven innings on May 25, 2017, at the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala. The Razorbacks no-hit the Tigers.

TELEVISION Sunday’s game will be televised by SEC Network. All three games will be streamed on and the WatchESPN app.


Friday and Saturday: Brett Dolan (play-by-play) and Troy Eklund (commentary).

Sunday: Jason Benetti (play-by-play) and Todd Walker (commentary).

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


Game 1 - Arkansas: RHP Blaine Knight (5-0, 2.01 ERA); Auburn: RHP Casey Mize (6-0, 2.11 ERA).

Game 2 - Arkansas: LHP Kacey Murphy (3-2, 2.25 ERA); Auburn: RHP Davis Daniel (2-1, 3.34 ERA).

Game 3 - Arkansas: TBA; Auburn TBA.

WEATHER According to the National Weather Service, there is a 20 percent chance of rain with temperatures in the 30s Friday night. Saturday’s forecast is mostly sunny with a high of 48 degrees. Sunday’s forecast is mostly cloudy with a high of 54 degrees.


Team ERA: Arkansas 3.38; Auburn 3.55.

Earned Runs Per Game: Arkansas 8.04; Auburn 6.86.

Batting Average: Arkansas .311; Auburn .289.

Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .239; Auburn .232.

Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .968; Auburn .973.

Schedule Strength: Arkansas 6; Auburn 17.

RPI: Arkansas 9, Auburn 12.

NOTABLE Auburn opened the season with 15 consecutive wins, but the Tigers have lost six of their past 10….Auburn right-hander Casey Mize is projected to be a first-round pick in this year’s MLB Draft. Mize has 70 strikeouts and 3 walks in 47 innings this season….Arkansas outfielder Heston Kjerstad is batting .439 during a 14-game hit streak….Arkansas pitcher Isaiah Campbell should be able to pitch in some capacity this weekend. Campbell, who missed a start at Ole Miss last weekend, threw a bullpen Monday….Auburn is the fourth consecutive weekend opponent for Arkansas. The Razorbacks swept No. 10 Kentucky and lost two of three at No. 1 Florida and No. 3 Ole Miss….Auburn is also playing a ranked opponent for the fourth consecutive weekend. The Tigers defeated No. 19 Texas A&M twice, but lost two of three to Kentucky and No. 22 Missouri.


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