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. Louisiana Tech Game 2: How to watch and listen, pitching matchup, forecast, team comparisons
Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn (left) and Louisiana Tech coach Lane Burroughs exchange lineup cards prior to a game Friday, March 10, 2023, in Fayetteville.
SCHEDULED GAME TIME Saturday, 2 p.m.
WHERE Baum-Walker Stadium (11,531) in Fayetteville
RECORDS Arkansas 11-2; Louisiana Tech 8-5
LAST 10 Arkansas 9-1; Louisiana Tech 7-3
STREAK Arkansas won 6; Louisiana Tech lost 1
COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn — 807-425 in 21st season at Arkansas and 1,127-584 in 29th season overall in Division I; Louisiana Tech: Lane Burroughs — 213-116 in seventh season at Louisiana Tech and 326-229 in 11th season overall.
SERIES Arkansas leads 28-7
LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Louisiana Tech 7-4 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.
RADIO ANNOUNCERS Phil Elson (play-by-play) and Bubba Carpenter (analyst)
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).
TV ANNOUNCERS Brett Dolan (play-by-play) and Troy Eklund (analyst)
PITCHING MATCHUP Arkansas RHP Will McEntire (2-0, 6.17 ERA in 11 2/3 innings) vs. Louisiana Tech RHP Rawley Hector (1-1, 4.40 ERA in 14 1/3 innings)
FORECAST According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a high of 51 degrees in Fayetteville. There is a 60% chance of showers with rain chances highest during the morning hours, but also possible after noon. South winds will blow 15 mph and could gust up to 30 mph.
ERA: Arkansas 5.45; Louisiana Tech 4.93
Runs Scored Per Game: Arkansas 8.92; Louisiana Tech 6.38
Batting Average: Arkansas .312; Louisiana Tech .261
Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .286; Louisiana Tech .295
Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .559; Louisiana Tech .454
On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .424; Louisiana Tech .380
Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .979; Louisiana Tech .969
NOTABLE Arkansas is No. 8 in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll, which is the poll of record for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette….Saturday's game is the 11th 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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