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Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt Game 3: How to watch and listen, pitching matchup, forecast, team comparisons
Arkansas pitcher Hunter Hollan (39) delivers against LSU in the second inning of an NCAA college baseball game Friday, March 24, 2023, in Baton Rouge, La. ( Michael Johnson/The Advocate via AP)
SCHEDULED GAME TIME Saturday, 2 p.m.
WHERE Hawkins Field (3,700) in Nashville, Tenn.
RECORDS Arkansas 39-14, 20-9 SEC; Vanderbilt 36-17, 18-11 SEC
LAST 10 Arkansas 7-3; Vanderbilt 4-6
STREAK Arkansas lost 1; Vanderbilt won 1
COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn — 835-437 in 21st season at Arkansas and 1,155-596 in 29th season overall in Division I; Vanderbilt: Tim Corbin — 877-417-1 in 21st season at Vanderbilt and overall in Division I.
SERIES Arkansas leads 35-32
LAST MEETING Vanderbilt defeated Arkansas 10-8 on Friday in Nashville, Tenn.
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 ANNOUNCER Phil Elson (play-by-play)
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 Tom Hart (play-by-play) and Chris Burke (analyst)
PITCHING MATCHUP Arkansas LHP Hunter Hollan (7-2, 3.75 ERA, 1.31 WHIP in 69 2/3 innings) vs. Vanderbilt LHP Ryan Ginther (2-0, 3.45 ERA, 1.05 WHIP in 28 2/3 innings)
FORECAST According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will be cloudy with a high of 73 degrees and a low of 54 degrees in Nashville, Tenn. There is a 90% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 3 p.m.
ERA: Arkansas 4.84; Vanderbilt 4.30
Runs Scored Per Game: Arkansas 7.79; Vanderbilt 7.02
Batting Average: Arkansas .279; Vanderbilt .272
Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .255; Vanderbilt .217
Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .481; Vanderbilt .446
On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .395; Vanderbilt .377
Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .980; Vanderbilt .980
NOTABLE Arkansas is No. 2 and Vanderbilt is No. 6 in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll, which is the poll of record for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette….The Razorbacks lead LSU by one-half game and Florida by one game for the best record in the SEC entering the final day of the regular season....Vanderbilt is one game behind Florida in the SEC East and has been eliminated from contention for the conference title....Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn and Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin will coach their 48th game against each other Friday. Corbin leads the head-to-head series 25-22. The coaches entered the SEC together in 2003....Vanderbilt is 24-6 at Hawkins Field. Arkansas is 9-10 away from Baum-Walker Stadium, including 7-8 in true road games....Arkansas left fielder Jared Wegner returned to the lineup Thursday for the first time since he broke his left thumb during an April 11 game against Arkansas-Little Rock. Wegner was batting .351 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI at the time of his injury....Vanderbilt will be without its No. 1 starter, left-hander Carter Holton, for the series. The status of another Commodores starter, left-hander Hunter Owen, is undetermined....Arkansas second baseman Peyton Stovall is out for the season with a torn labrum.
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