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No TV or online streaming for Arkansas vs. Louisiana Tech Game 1: How to listen, pitching matchup, forecast, team comparisons
Arkansas pitcher Hagen Smith (33) is shown prior to a game against Texas on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, in Arlington, Texas.
SCHEDULED GAME TIME Friday, 3 p.m.
WHERE Baum-Walker Stadium (11,531) in Fayetteville
RECORDS Arkansas 10-2; Louisiana Tech 8-4
LAST 10 Arkansas 9-1; Louisiana Tech 7-3
STREAK Arkansas won 5; Louisiana Tech won 3
COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn — 806-425 in 21st season at Arkansas and 1,126-584 in 29th season overall in Division I; Louisiana Tech: Lane Burroughs — 213-115 in seventh season at Louisiana Tech and 326-228 in 11th season overall.
SERIES Arkansas leads 27-7
LAST MEETING Louisiana Tech defeated Arkansas 2-0 on March 14, 2021, in Ruston, La. The Razorbacks won the series 2-1.
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 There will be no TV or online streaming broadcast.
PITCHING MATCHUP Arkansas LHP Hagen Smith (2-0, 0.63 ERA in 14 1/3 innings) vs. Louisiana Tech LHP Jonathan Fincher (2-1, 2.84 ERA in 19 innings)
FORECAST According to the National Weather Service, Friday will be mostly sunny with a high of 57 degrees in Fayetteville. North winds will blow 5 to 10 mph and could gust to 20 mph.
ERA: Arkansas 5.57; Louisiana Tech 4.71
Runs Scored Per Game: Arkansas 9.08; Louisiana Tech 6.58
Batting Average: Arkansas .308; Louisiana Tech .263
Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .290; Louisiana Tech .290
Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .558; Louisiana Tech .462
On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .417; Louisiana Tech .383
Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .977; Louisiana Tech .969
NOTABLE This will be the only baseball game on campus that will not include a video feed. The decision was made not to show the game due to scheduling conflicts related to on-campus softball and gymnastics events that will be streamed around the same time. Because the game will not be televised, no replay reviews will be available to umpires during the game....Arkansas is No. 8 in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll, which is the poll of record for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette….Friday's game is the 10th game in an 18-game homestand for the Razorbacks at Baum-Walker Stadium....Louisiana Tech is the projected champion in Conference USA. The Bulldogs have played in the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons....Louisiana Tech coach Lance Burroughs was an assistant coach to Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn at Northwestern (La.) State in 1997.
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