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Arkansas vs. TCU at NCAA Fayetteville Regional: How to watch and listen, pitching matchup, forecast, team comparisons
Arkansas starting pitcher Hagen Smith (33) delivers to the plate, Thursday, May 25, 2023, during the first inning of the Razorbacks’ game against the LSU Tigers at the 2023 SEC Baseball Tournament at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex in Hoover, Ala.
SCHEDULED GAME TIME Sunday, 2 p.m.
WHERE Baum-Walker Stadium (11,531) in Fayetteville
RECORDS Arkansas 42-16; TCU 38-22
LAST 10 Arkansas 6-4; TCU 9-1
STREAK Arkansas won 1; TCU won 7
COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn — 838-439 in 21st season at Arkansas and 1,158-598 in 29th season overall in Division I; TCU: Kirk Saarloos — 76-44 in second season at TCU and overall.
SERIES Arkansas leads 48-20
LAST MEETING TCU defeated Arkansas 18-6 on Feb. 18 at the College Baseball Showdown in Arlington, Texas.
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.
RADIO ANNOUNCERS Phil Elson (play-by-play) and Bubba Carpenter (analyst)
TELEVISION The game will be televised by SEC Network and streamed by ESPN+. It can be accessed on WatchESPN.com and via the ESPN app (carrier login required). TV plans are subject to change.
TV ANNOUNCERS Mike Ferrin (play-by-play) and Greg Swindell (analyst)
EXPECTED PITCHING MATCHUP Arkansas LHP Hagen Smith (8-1, 2.69 ERA, 1.27 WHIP in 67 innings) vs. TCU RHP Sam Stoutenborough (3-0, 4.31, 1.38 WHIP in 54 1/3 innings)
FORECAST According to the National Weather Service, Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high of 89 degrees in Fayetteville.
ERA: Arkansas 4.89; TCU 4.81
Runs Scored Per Game: Arkansas 7.71; TCU 7.88
Batting Average: Arkansas .277; TCU .298
Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .259; TCU .247
Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .469; TCU .481
On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .394; TCU .401
Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .981; TCU .977
NOTABLE The game Saturday between the teams was postponed until Sunday due to weather....Arkansas is No. 3 in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll, which is the poll of record for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette….The Razorbacks are the No. 1 seed at the NCAA Fayetteville Regional. TCU is the No. 2 seed....Neither team can be eliminated Saturday. The winner will advance to play in the championship game of the regional on Sunday night. The loser will play Sunday at 8 p.m. against Santa Clara....TCU earned the automatic bid from the Big 12 after winning its league tournament in Arlington, Texas, for the third season in a row....Arkansas is 31-4 at Baum-Walker Stadium this season, including 20-3 against teams that made the NCAA postseason.
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