Time change for Arkansas vs. Auburn Game 1: How to watch and listen, pitching matchup, forecast, team comparisons

Arkansas starting pitcher Hunter Hollan (39) tosses to third base for a force out on Sunday, March 5, 2023, during the fifth inning of the Razorbacks’ 6-2 win over the Wright State Raiders at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville.


WHERE Baum-Walker Stadium (11,531) in Fayetteville

RECORDS Arkansas 15-2; Auburn 13-3-1

LAST 10 Arkansas 10-0; Auburn 8-2

STREAK Arkansas won 10; Auburn won 1

COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn — 811-425 in 21st season at Arkansas and 1,131-584 in 29th season overall in Division I; Auburn: Butch Thompson — 235-167-1 in eighth season at Auburn and overall in Division I.

SERIES Arkansas leads 51-49

LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Auburn 11-1 on June 21, 2022, at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

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 LHP Hunter Hollan (3-0, 2.18 ERA in 20 2/3 innings) vs. Auburn LHP Tommy Vail (2-0, 0.63 ERA in 14 1/3 innings)

FORECAST According to the National Weather Service, Friday will be mostly sunny with a high of 47 degrees and a low 27 degrees in Fayetteville. North winds will blow 15 to 20 mph and could gust to 30 mph.


ERA: Arkansas 4.74; Auburn 5.15

Runs Scored Per Game: Arkansas 10.35; Auburn 8.12

Batting Average: Arkansas .310; Auburn .318

Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .264; Auburn .270

Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .566; Auburn .515

On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .425; Auburn .428

Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .972; Auburn .982

NOTABLE Arkansas is No. 6 in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll, which is the poll of record for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette….Auburn fell from the coaches poll this week after being ranked 25th last week....Wednesday's game is the 15th game in an 18-game homestand for the Razorbacks at Baum-Walker Stadium....Arkansas has won four consecutive regular-season series against Auburn and has not lost a series to the Tigers since 2017. Auburn has not won a series in Fayetteville since 2014....Arkansas has changed its starting rotation for the series and will make left-hander Hagen Smith available out of the bullpen. Smith has been the Razorbacks' No. 1 starter this season....Tommy Vail will make his first weekend start of the year for the Tigers. Vail pitched one inning in a start Tuesday against Georgia Tech....The Tigers have seven come-from-behind victories this season....Auburn freshman Ike Irish leads the NCAA with 12 doubles.