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. Ole Miss at the College World Series: How to watch and listen, forecast, pitching matchup, team comparisons
Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco (facing) shakes hands with Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn prior to a College World Series game Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Omaha, Neb.
SCHEDULED GAME TIME Thursday, 3 p.m.
WHERE Schwab Field (24,000) in Omaha, Neb.
RECORDS Arkansas 46-20; Ole Miss 39-23
STREAK Arkansas won 2; Ole Miss lost 1
LAST 10 Arkansas 8-2; Ole Miss 7-3
COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn — 796-422 in 20th season at Arkansas and 1,116-581 in 28th season overall in Division I; Ole Miss: Mike Bianco — 861-485-1 in 22nd season at Ole Miss and 961-556-1 in 24th season overall.
SERIES Arkansas leads 57-51
LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Ole Miss 3-2 on Wednesday 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, via the Varsity Network app or on ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Blackouts may apply.
TELEVISION The game will be televised by ESPN2 and can be accessed on WatchESPN.com and via the ESPN app (carrier login required). Network is subject to change.
ANNOUNCERS Karl Ravech (play-by-play), Kyle Peterson (analyst), Eduardo Perez (analyst) and Kris Budden (field)
PITCHING MATCHUP Arkansas RHP Connor Noland (8-5, 3.75 ERA in 108 innings) vs. Ole Miss RHP Dylan DeLucia (7-2, 4.07 ERA in 86 1/3 innings)
FORECAST According to the National Weather Service, Thursday will be mostly sunny with a high of 86 degrees in Omaha, Neb. There is a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. South winds could gust in from center field at 20 mph.
ERA: Arkansas 4.10; Ole Miss 4.34
Runs Scored Per Game: Arkansas 7.15; Ole Miss 7.53
Batting Average: Arkansas .278; Ole Miss .278
Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .231; Ole Miss .241
Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .486; Ole Miss .491
On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .383; Ole Miss .377
Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .982; Ole Miss .972
NOTABLE The winner of Thursday's game will advance to play Oklahoma in a best-of-three-game national championship series beginning Saturday....The Rebels defeated the Razorbacks 13-5 on Monday and Arkansas defeated Ole Miss 3-2 on Wednesday at the College World Series....Arkansas has a 3-2 record against Ole Miss this season....The Rebels had a seven-game postseason winning streak end Wednesday. Ole Miss was the last team without a postseason loss....Thursday's game will be the 74th between Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn and Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco. That is believed to be the most games coached against each other in SEC history. Bianco has a 41-32 lead over Van Horn in games coached against one another....Arkansas is at the College World Series for the first time since 2019 and the 11th time overall....Ole Miss is at the College World Series for the first time since 2014 and the sixth time overall.
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