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. Auburn Game 2: How to watch and listen, forecast, pitching matchup, team comparisons
Arkansas pitcher Will McEntire (41) celebrates with catcher Hudson Polk after recording the final out of a 6-1 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday, March 11, 2023, in Fayetteville. McEntire pitched a complete game.
SCHEDULED GAME TIME Saturday, 2 p.m.
WHERE Baum-Walker Stadium (11,531) in Fayetteville
RECORDS Arkansas 16-2, 1-0 SEC; Auburn 13-4-1, 0-1 SEC
LAST 10 Arkansas 10-0; Auburn 7-3
STREAK Arkansas won 11; Auburn lost 1
COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn — 812-425 in 21st season at Arkansas and 1,132-584 in 29th season overall in Division I; Auburn: Butch Thompson — 235-168-1 in eighth season at Auburn and overall in Division I.
SERIES Arkansas leads 52-49
LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Auburn 7-2 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 (3-0, 3.48 ERA in 20 2/3 innings) vs. Auburn LHP Zach Crotchfelt (0-0, 4.41 ERA in 16 1/3 innings)
FORECAST According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will be sunny with a high of 39 degrees in Fayetteville. Wind chill values will be much lower due to a northwest wind that will blow to 10 to 15 mph, and could gust to 25 mph.
ERA: Arkansas 4.58; Auburn 5.23
Runs Scored Per Game: Arkansas 9.00; Auburn 7.78
Batting Average: Arkansas .308; Auburn .312
Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .261; Auburn .270
Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .557; Auburn .505
On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .424; Auburn .423
Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .974; 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....Saturday's game is the 16th 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 starter Will McEntire is the reigning SEC co-pitcher of the week after he threw a 97-pitch complete game against Louisiana Tech....The Tigers have seven come-from-behind victories this season....Auburn freshman Ike Irish leads the NCAA with 12 doubles.
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