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. UAPB Game 2: How to watch and listen, forecast, pitching matchup, team comparisons
UAPB center fielder Justin Rieschick hits an RBI single Tuesday, April 13, 2021, scoring left fielder Kacy Higgins during the inning of play against UAPB in Fayetteville.
SCHEDULED GAME TIME Wednesday, 4 p.m.
WHERE Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville
RECORDS Arkansas 27-5; UAPB 2-20
LAST 10 Arkansas 8-2; UAPB 0-10
STREAK Arkansas won 2; UAPB lost 12
COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn - 727-394 in 19th season at Arkansas and 1,047-553 in 27th season overall in Division I; UAPB: Carlos James - 160-301-1 in 11th season at UAPB and overall.
SERIES Arkansas leads 2-0
LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated UAPB 12-4 on Tuesday 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 accessed via WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app (carrier login required).
ANNOUNCERS Brett Dolan (play-by-play) and Troy Eklund (analyst)
PITCHING MATCHUP Arkansas RHP Kole Ramage (1-1, 8.47 ERA in 17 innings) vs. UAPB RHP Trenton Ferguson (0-1, 0.00 ERA in 4 1/3 innings)
FORECAST According to the National Weather Service, Wednesday will become partly sunny with a high of 63 degrees in Fayetteville. There is a 20% chance of rain before 1 p.m. Northeast winds could gust up to 20 mph.
ERA: Arkansas 4.36; UAPB 11.32
Earned Runs Per Game: Arkansas 7.94; UAPB 4.05
Batting Average: Arkansas .281; UAPB .231
Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .234; UAPB .334
Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .494; UAPB .344
On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .402; UAPB .340
Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .982; UAPB .944
Strength of Schedule: Arkansas 3; UAPB 217
NOTABLE Arkansas and UAPB are playing this week for the second and third times in their history. The teams were scheduled to play last season, but the game was canceled due to the covid-19 outbreak….Tuesday's game was UAPB's first since a 12-0 loss at Kansas State last Wednesday. The Golden Lions had a weekend series against Alabama A&M canceled….UAPB has lost 12 straight games by an average margin of 6.9 runs per game. In six games against Power 5 teams (Tennessee, TCU, Kansas State and Arkansas), UAPB has been outscored by a combined score of 91-15….Arkansas leads the NCAA with 55 home runs this season. UAPB is allowing 1.4 home runs per game….Arkansas right fielder Cayden Wallace was named SEC freshman of the week Monday….Tuesday was the 25th anniversary of the first game at Baum-Walker Stadium….Arkansas is 17-3 at home this season. The Razorbacks have a 125-24 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.
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