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. TCU: How to watch and listen, pitching matchup, team comparisons
SCHEDULED GAME TIME Monday, 7:38 p.m.
WHERE Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas
RECORDS Arkansas 2-0; TCU 1-1
COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn - 702-389 in 19th season at Arkansas and 1,022-548 in 27th season overall in Division I; TCU: Jim Schlossnagle - 694-328 in 18th season at TCU and 771-375 in 20th season overall.
SERIES Arkansas leads 47-19
LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated TCU 6-0 on June 2, 2019, during an NCAA regional championship game 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 on FloSports.com, which requires a subscription.
ANNOUNCERS Scott Galetti (play-by-play) and Pat Combs (analyst)
PITCHING MATCHUP Arkansas senior LHP Lael Lockhart (1-2, 4.58 ERA in 17 2/3 innings in 2020 at Houston) vs. TCU sophomore LHP Austin Krob (0-0, 0.00 ERA in 11 2/3 innings in 2020).
TEAM COMPARISON (2020 STATS)
ERA: Arkansas 3.68; TCU 2.40
Earned Runs Per Game: Arkansas 7.34; TCU 6.58
Batting Average: Arkansas .310; TCU .263
Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .243; TCU .211
Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .487; TCU .431
On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .403; TCU .384
Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .975; TCU .983
NOTABLE The start time will be delayed by nearly 1 hour, 40 minutes due to the length of the two games before it....Arkansas has played the late game each day at the College Baseball Showdown and had delays of 1 hour, 20 minutes, and of 45 minutes to the start time the first two days….Arkansas has defeated Texas Tech 13-9 and Texas 4-0 so far at the College Baseball Showdown….TCU lost 7-3 to Ole Miss and defeated Mississippi State 3-2 at the event, which is being played a short drive from the Horned Frogs’ home stadium in Fort Worth. TCU turned a double play with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to defeat Mississippi State on Sunday….Arkansas is playing this week without its preseason All-SEC designated hitter Matt Goodheart, who did not make the trip due to an undefined medical condition….DH Brady Slavens had a pair of two-out RBI hits, including a three-run home run during the ninth inning of the Razorbacks’ win over Texas on Sunday….Arkansas outfielder Christian Franklin and second baseman Robert Moore are among 55 players on the preseason watch list for the Golden Spikes Award that is given to the national player of the year….Arkansas starting pitcher Lael Lockhart will make his debut with the Razorbacks. Lockhart transferred to Arkansas from Houston as a graduate transfer last year….TCU starting pitcher Austin Krob did not allow an earned run in 11 2/3 innings as a relief pitcher last season. He earned a save with a 3 1/3-inning outing against UCLA last March. Krob began his career at Kirkwood (Iowa) Community College….Arkansas third baseman Jacob Nesbit (Coppell), left fielder Braydon Webb (McKinney), relief pitcher Kole Ramage (Southlake) and infielder/outfielder Zack Gregory (Keller) are from the Dallas-Fort Worth area….The Razorbacks are playing in an MLB stadium for the fourth time in six seasons. Arkansas played at Houston’s MinuteMaid Park in 2016 and 2020, and at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium in 2017….Attendance will be capped at around 15,000 each day Globe Life Field.
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