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. UNLV Game 2: How to watch and listen, pitching matchup, forecast, team comparisons
Caption: Arkansas starter Ben Bybee delivers to the plate Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, during the Razorbacks’ 9-7 win over Grambling at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville.
SCHEDULED GAME TIME Wednesday, 3 p.m.
WHERE Baum-Walker Stadium (11,531) in Fayetteville
RECORDS Arkansas 14-2; UNLV 5-9
LAST 10 Arkansas 9-1; UNLV 2-8
STREAK Arkansas won 9; UNLV lost 3
COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn — 810-425 in 21st season at Arkansas and 1,130-584 in 29th season overall in Division I; UNLV: Stan Stolte — 170-167 in eighth season at UNLV and overall.
SERIES UNLV leads 4-2
LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated UNLV 13-7 on Tuesday 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 Ben Bybee (0-0, 6.75 ERA in 2 2/3 innings) vs. UNLV RHP Jordan Hanson (0-0, 4.76 ERA in 11 1/3 innings)
FORECAST According to the National Weather Service, Wednesday will be sunny with a high of 60 degrees in Fayetteville. South winds will blow 10 to 15 mph and could gust to 25 mph.
ERA: Arkansas 5.04; UNLV 8.00
Runs Scored Per Game: Arkansas 9.38; UNLV 8.79
Batting Average: Arkansas .315; UNLV .297
Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .268; UNLV .334
Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .575; UNLV .434
On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .430; UNLV .399
Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .974; UNLV .944
NOTABLE Arkansas is No. 6 in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll, which is the poll of record for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette….Wednesday's game is the 14th game in an 18-game homestand for the Razorbacks at Baum-Walker Stadium....UNLV was the regular-season champion in the Mountain West Conference last season, but missed the NCAA Tournament after losing in the conference tournament. The Hustlin' Rebels were projected by coaches to win the league again this year....Among UNLV's 15 returners this season are 2022 all-conference outfielders Ryan Charles and Austin Kryszczuk, and all-conference infielder Edarian Williams....UNLV's series at Cal Poly last weekend was canceled due to rain in Southern California. Prior to Tuesday, the Hustlin' Rebels had not played since a two-game series at Oklahoma ended with an 8-7 loss last Wednesday.
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