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. Texas A&M at the SEC Tournament: How to watch and listen, pitching matchup, forecast, team comparisons
The entrance to Hoover Metropolitan Stadium is shown prior to an SEC Tournament game between Arkansas and LSU on Thursday, May 25, 2023, in Hoover, Ala.
SCHEDULED GAME TIME Saturday, Noon
WHERE Hoover Metropolitan Stadium (10,800) in Hoover, Ala.
RECORDS Arkansas 41-15; Texas A&M 35-24
LAST 10 Arkansas 7-3; Texas A&M 6-4
STREAK Arkansas won 2; Texas A&M won 2
COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn — 837-438 in 21st season at Arkansas and 1,157-597 in 29th season overall in Division I; Texas A&M: Jim Schlossnagle — 79-43 in second season at Texas A&M and 890-436 in 22nd season overall.
SERIES Arkansas leads 50-49-1, according to the Aggies' record book, which lists games played in 1908 and 1926. Arkansas' record book, which dates to 1960, lists a 50-46 record for the Razorbacks.
LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Texas A&M 6-5 in 11 innings on Wednesday at the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala.
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 televised by SEC Network and can be accessed on WatchESPN.com and via the ESPN app (carrier login required).
TV ANNOUNCERS Tom Hart (play-by-play), Kyle Peterson (analyst), Chris Burke (analyst) and Kris Budden (field)
PITCHING MATCHUP Arkansas RHP Brady Tygart (2-0, 3.31 ERA, 0.73 WHIP in 16 1/3 innings) vs. Texas A&M LHP Matt Dillard (1-3, 6.35 ERA, 1.72 WHIP in 22 2/3 innings)
FORECAST According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will be sunny with a high of 81 degrees in Hoover, Ala.
ERA: Arkansas 4.85; Texas A&M 5.51
Runs Scored Per Game: Arkansas 7.68; Texas A&M 7.22
Batting Average: Arkansas .277; Texas A&M .268
Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .257; Texas A&M .262
Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .471; Texas A&M .451
On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .393; Texas A&M .393
Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .981; Texas A&M .980
NOTABLE Arkansas is No. 4 in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll, which is the poll of record for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette….Arkansas is the No. 2 seed and Texas A&M is the No. 10 seed at the SEC Tournament, which is based on their regular-season SEC records....The winner of Saturday's game will advance to the SEC Tournament Championship Game that will be played Sunday. The loser will be eliminated from the tournament....Texas A&M defeated LSU 5-4 on Friday at the SEC Tournament....Arkansas has won its four games against Texas A&M this season by a combined score of 31-21....Arkansas shortstop John Bolton is expected to play Saturday. Bolton has missed three consecutive games with an ankle injury....Arkansas pitcher Brady Tygart will be on a pitch count of 65-70....The Razorbacks are 2-0 against Texas A&M in meetings at the SEC Tournament. The Aggies had a 4-3 record against Arkansas at the Southwest Conference Tournament.
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