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. Vanderbilt Game 2: How to watch and listen, forecast, pitching matchup, team comparisons
Arkansas first baseman Brady Slavens (17) is congratulated by right fielder Chris Lanzilli Friday, May 13, 2022, after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of play against Vanderbilt at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville.
SCHEDULED GAME TIME Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE Baum-Walker Stadium (11,531) in Fayetteville
RECORDS Arkansas 36-13, 16-9 SEC; Vanderbilt 33-15, 13-12 SEC
STREAK Arkansas lost 1; Vanderbilt won 3
LAST 10 Arkansas 5-5; Vanderbilt 6-4
COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn — 786-415 in 20th season at Arkansas and 1,106-574 in 28th season overall in Division I; Vanderbilt: Tim Corbin — 835-392-1 in 20th season at Vanderbilt and overall in Division I.
SERIES Arkansas leads 33-30
LAST MEETING Vanderbilt defeated Arkansas 9-6 in 10 innings 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, via the Varsity Network app or on ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Blackouts may apply.
TELEVISION The game will be streamed by SEC Network-Plus and can be accessed on WatchESPN.com and via the ESPN app (carrier login required).
ANNOUNCERS Brett Dolan (play-by-play) and Troy Eklund (analyst)
PITCHING MATCHUP Arkansas LHP Hagen Smith (6-2, 3.79 ERA in 61 2/3 innings) vs. Vanderbilt RHP Chris McElvain (5-3, 3.48 ERA in 64 2/3 innings)
FORECAST According to the National Weather Service, Saturday night will be mostly clear with a high of 84 degrees and a low of 62 in Fayetteville.
ERA: Arkansas 3.49; Vanderbilt 3.30
Runs Scored Per Game: Arkansas 7.08; Vanderbilt 6.94
Batting Average: Arkansas .276; Vanderbilt .289
Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .221; Vanderbilt .208
Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .482; Vanderbilt .469
On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .382; Vanderbilt .390
Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .983; Vanderbilt .979
NOTABLE Arkansas is 26-6 at Baum-Walker Stadium this season....Vanderbilt is 11-6 in road games....Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn and Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin will coach their 44th game against each other Saturday. Corbin leads the head-to-head series 23-20....Vanderbilt outfielder and leadoff hitter Enrique Bradfield is 36 for 36 in stolen base attempts this season....The Razorbacks have won 12 consecutive series against SEC teams at home....Vanderbilt entered the series ranked fourth nationally in ERA (3.30) and WHIP (1.16). Arkansas entered ranked fifth nationally in ERA (3.38) and 12th in WHIP (1.26).
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