Arkansas vs. Oregon in the Fayetteville Regional finals: How to watch, forecast, team comparisons

By: Ethan Westerman Ethan Westerman's Twitter account
Published: Sunday, May 21, 2023
Arkansas' Atalyia Rijo fields a hit against Oregon on Saturday, May 20, 2023, during the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Bogle Park.
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Arkansas' Atalyia Rijo fields a hit against Oregon on Saturday, May 20, 2023, during the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Bogle Park.


WHERE Bogle Park, Fayetteville

RECORDS Oregon 37-15; Arkansas 40-17

LAST 10 Oregon 6-4; Arkansas 5-5

STREAK Oregon won 2; Arkansas won 1

COACHES Arkansas: Courtney Deifel — 278-146 in eighth season at Arkansas and 305-173 in ninth season overall; Oregon: Melyssa Lombardi — 154-83 in fifth season at Oregon and overall.

SERIES Arkansas leads 5-4

LAST MEETING Oregon defeated Arkansas 10-4 on Saturday in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional.

STREAMING The game will be streamed on ESPN-Plus and can be accessed on and via the ESPN app (subscription required). Broadcast plans are subject to change.

ANNOUNCERS Drew Carter (play-by-play) and Jenny Dalton-Hill (analyst)

FORECAST According to the National Weather Service, it will be sunny with a high near 76 degrees and an east wind around 5 mph on Sunday in Fayettville.


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ERA: Oregon 2.64; Arkansas 2.24

Runs Scored Per Game: Oregon 5.82; Arkansas 5.81

Batting Average: Oregon .309; Arkansas .276

Opponent Batting Average: Oregon .245; Arkansas .205

Slugging Percentage: Oregon .498; Arkansas .472

On-Base Percentage: Oregon .377; Arkansas .374

Fielding Percentage: Oregon .969; Arkansas .970

NOTABLE Arkansas is the No. 11 national seed and hosting a regional for a third consecutive season…. Arkansas is 11-1 all-time in NCAA Fayetteville Regional games…. Oregon defeated Notre Dame 5-4 in the regional opener Friday, then defeated Arkansas 10-4 on Saturday…. The Ducks scored eight runs in the fifth inning against Arkansas on Saturday…. The Razorbacks defeated Oregon twice to win the 2022 NCAA Fayetteville Regional…. Oregon last advanced to an NCAA Super Regional in 2018…. Arkansas has made the NCAA Tournament each season it has been held since 2017.... The Razorbacks defeated Notre Dame 5-0 on Saturday night in an elimination game…. Oregon left fielder Kai Luschar leads the team with a .446 batting average, and second baseman Allee Bunker is second with a .392 average…. Arkansas designated player Rylin Hedgecock is tied for fourth-most home runs in the nation, with 21…. Hedgecock hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning of Arkansas' victory over Notre Dame on Saturday…. It is the Razorbacks’ seventh NCAA Tournament game since 2021 against a Pac-12 opponent. Arkansas has faced Stanford once, Arizona twice and Oregon four times…. Oregon pitcher Morgan Scott was tied for the Pac-12 regular season lead in saves, and she picked up another (her seventh) during the Ducks’ victory over Notre Dame …. Oregon is 4-0 against SEC opponents, with victories over Ole Miss, Florida, Missouri and Arkansas…. The Fayetteville Regional champion will advance to face the winner of the NCAA Stillwater Regional…. Bogle Park finished the regular season with the second-highest accumulative attendance (85,580) in Division I…. Arkansas is 23-10 in games played at Bogle Park this year.


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