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-TCU start time delayed
For the third consecutive day, Arkansas' start time at the College Baseball Showdown will be delayed Monday.
The No. 8 Razorbacks will play No. 11 TCU beginning at 7:38 p.m. inside Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The game was originally scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
Monday's Game 2 between Ole Miss and Texas game did not begin until 6:48 p.m. Ole Miss won 8-1.
Game 1 of the day between Mississippi State and Texas Tech lasted 3 hours, 45 minutes, significantly delaying the schedule for the rest of the day. Mississippi State won the game 11-5.
Roughly 50 minutes have been required between each game at the College Baseball Showdown, including 20 minutes to disinfect dugouts.
Arkansas (2-0) has defeated Texas Tech 13-9 and Texas 4-0 in the first two days of the showdown, which is pairing SEC teams against teams from the Big 12. The Razorbacks have played the late game each day and have had delays of 1 hour, 20 minutes, and of 45 minutes to the start time the first two days.
TCU (1-1) lost 7-3 to Ole Miss on Saturday and defeated Mississippi State 3-2 on Sunday.
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