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Arkansas vs. Auburn: How to watch and listen, forecast, pitching matchup, team comparisons
Arkansas' Cayden Wallace bats during a game against Auburn on Friday, April 2, 2021, in Fayetteville.
SCHEDULED GAME TIME Saturday, 2 p.m.
WHERE Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville
RECORDS Arkansas 21-4, 6-2 SEC; Auburn 12-12, 1-7 SEC
LAST 10 Arkansas 9-1; Auburn 2-8
STREAK Arkansas won 1; Auburn lost 1
COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn - 721-393 in 19th season at Arkansas and 1,041-552 in 27th season overall in Division I; Auburn: Butch Thompson - 166-127 in sixth season at Auburn and overall in Division I.
SERIES Auburn leads 48-47
LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Auburn 6-5 on Friday in Fayetteville.
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 streamed by SEC Network-Plus and can be streamed via WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app (carrier login required).
ANNOUNCERS Brett Dolan (play-by-play) and Troy Eklund (analyst)
PITCHING MATCHUP Arkansas LHP Lael Lockhart (1-1, 2.77 ERA in 26 innings) vs. Auburn RHP Joseph Gonzalez (0-2, 5.28 ERA in 15 1/3 innings)
FORECAST According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will be sunny with a high of 66 degrees in Fayetteville. South winds could gust up to 20 mph.
ERA: Arkansas 3.85; Auburn 4.68
Earned Runs Per Game: Arkansas 7.70; Auburn 6.76
Batting Average: Arkansas .281; Auburn .304
Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .217; Auburn .238
Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .509; Auburn .490
On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .392; Auburn .392
Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .981; Auburn .978
Strength of Schedule: Arkansas 3; Auburn 37
NOTABLE The teams have swapped one-run victories through the first two games of the series. Auburn won 2-1 on Thursday and Arkansas won 6-5 on Friday....The Razorbacks rallied from a four-run deficit to win Friday's game. It was Arkansas' seventh victory this season in a game it trailed by three or more runs....The Tigers are looking to win a series in Fayetteville for the first time since 2014. Auburn has lost seven of its last eight games at Baum-Walker Stadium....Arkansas right fielder Cayden Wallace extended his hitting streak to nine games Friday….This is the first of three SEC series for Arkansas that are scheduled to begin on a Thursday. The series is starting a day earlier than normal because of the Easter holiday Sunday. The Razorbacks are also scheduled to start series at South Carolina and at home against Florida on a Thursday….Auburn was swept by Ole Miss and Kentucky in its first two SEC series....Arkansas designated hitter Matt Goodheart was named the SEC player of the week Monday. Goodheart went 8 for 20, hit 4 home runs and had 7 RBI last week, and was 3 for 5 during the Razorbacks’ 21-8 victory over Central Arkansas on Tuesday….Arkansas had hit 19 home runs during its past six games entering the series, and led the NCAA with 45 home runs entering the Auburn series….Auburn entered the series ranked 16th nationally with 8.3 runs per game. The Tigers scored a combined 51 runs during a two-game series against Alabama A&M in February….Arkansas is 13-3 at home this season. The Razorbacks have a 121-24 record at Baum-Walker Stadium dating to 2017….Attendance at Baum-Walker Stadium will be expanded to 6,585 for games during the month of April. It previously had been capped at 5,735 for the final half of March. Attendance was capped at 4,218 to begin the season….Auburn and Arkansas participated in the last College World Series in 2019.
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