Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Arkansas vs. Texas Tech: How to watch and listen, forecast, pitching matchup, team comparisons
Texas Tech infielder Easton Murrell is shown during practice Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.
GAME TIME Monday, 1 p.m.
WHERE TD Ameritrade Park (24,000), Omaha, Neb.
RECORDS Arkansas 46-19; Texas Tech 44-19
STREAK Arkansas lost 1; Texas Tech lost 1
LAST 10 Arkansas 6-4; Texas Tech 7-3
COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn - 689-383 in 17th season at Arkansas and 1,009-542 in 25th season overall in Division I; Texas Tech: Tim Tadlock - 279-145 in seventh season at Texas Tech and overall in Division I.
SERIES Arkansas leads 46-14
LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Texas Tech 7-4 on June 20, 2018, at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
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 The game will be aired on ESPN. All games can be accessed on the ESPN app and ESPN3.com. (Carrier login required).
ANNOUNCERS Tom Hart (play-by-play), Chris Burke (analyst), Ben McDonald (analyst) and Mike Rooney (field).
LIKELY PITCHING MATCHUP Arkansas RHP Connor Noland (3-5, 4.00 ERA) vs. Texas Tech RHP Caleb Kilian (8-3, 3.93 ERA)
WEATHER According to the National Weather Service, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. Monday in Omaha. The high temperature will be near 79 degrees.
NOTABLE The loser of Monday’s game will be eliminated from the College World Series. The winner will play the loser of Monday’s game between Michigan and Florida State on Wednesday….Texas Tech will be the designated home team after winning a coin toss Saturday night….Arkansas shortstop Casey Martin will play Monday after injuring his shoulder during the ninth inning of Saturday’s game vs. Florida State….Texas Tech center fielder Gabe Holt did not practice Sunday and is questionable for Monday’s game vs. Arkansas. Holt has missed the Red Raiders’ past two games after injuring his thumb last week. Holt reportedly underwent surgery prior to Texas Tech’s trip to Omaha….Texas Tech pitcher Bryce Bonnin and infielder Easton Murrell might play Monday against the Razorbacks. Bonnin and Murrell were members of Arkansas’ team last season as freshmen. Bonnin pitched 11 times and mostly in relief in 2018, including vs. Texas at the College World Series. Murrell played in seven games, all off the bench, and did not travel with the team to the College World Series last year….Arkansas is in the College World Series in consecutive seasons for the first time, which means this is the first time the Razorbacks have played the same team in consecutive College World Series….Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn is second among active head coaches with eight College World Series appearances. Van Horn took Nebraska to the College World Series twice in 2001 and 2002, and has taken Arkansas six times since 2004….Texas Tech coach Tim Tadlock has led the Red Raiders to four College World Series since 2014….Arkansas is 7-7 all-time in games played at TD Ameritrade Park. The Razorbacks are 6-7 in College World Series games played at the stadium, and also defeated Creighton there in 2015….Against common opponents, Arkansas is 8-2 and Texas Tech is 6-4 this season. The common opponents are Mississippi State, Kentucky, Texas and TCU.
ERA: Arkansas 3.88; Texas Tech 3.89
Earned Runs Per Game: Arkansas 7.16; Texas Tech 7.07
Batting Average: Arkansas .299; Texas Tech .301
Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .224; Texas Tech .253
Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .491; Texas Tech .473
On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .395; Texas Tech .403
Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .972; Texas Tech .976
Strength of Schedule: Arkansas 11; Texas Tech 13
RPI: Arkansas 6; Texas Tech 9
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