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 3: How to watch and listen, forecast, pitching matchup, team comparisons
Arkansas relief pitcher Cody Adcock (49) delivers to the plate, Sunday, March 5, 2023, during the eighth inning of the Razorbacks’ 6-2 win over the Wright State Raiders at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville.
SCHEDULED GAME TIME Sunday, 2 p.m.
WHERE Baum-Walker Stadium (11,531) in Fayetteville
RECORDS Arkansas 17-2, 2-0 SEC; Auburn 13-5-1, 0-2 SEC
LAST 10 Arkansas 10-0; Auburn 6-4
STREAK Arkansas won 12; Auburn lost 2
COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn — 813-425 in 21st season at Arkansas and 1,133-584 in 29th season overall in Division I; Auburn: Butch Thompson — 235-169-1 in eighth season at Auburn and overall in Division I.
SERIES Arkansas leads 53-49
LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Auburn 9-3 on Saturday 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 Cody Adcock (1-1, 7.82 ERA in 12 2/3 innings) vs. Auburn LHP Konner Copeland (1-0, 7.11 ERA in 12 2/3 innings)
FORECAST According to the National Weather Service, Sunday will be sunny with a high of 43 degrees in Fayetteville. Wind chill values will be lower due to a northwest wind that will blow 10 to 20 mph.
ERA: Arkansas 4.50; Auburn 5.30
Runs Scored Per Game: Arkansas 9.00; Auburn 7.53
Batting Average: Arkansas .306; Auburn .306
Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .257; Auburn .270
Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .552; Auburn .499
On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .420; Auburn .416
Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .974; Auburn .981
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....Sunday's game is the 17th game in an 18-game homestand for the Razorbacks at Baum-Walker Stadium. They are 15-1 at home....Arkansas has won five 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 Cody Adcock will be making his first Division I start since May 29, 2021, at the SEC Tournament. Adcock started against the Razorbacks that day while pitching for Ole Miss....The Tigers have seven come-from-behind victories this season.
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