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Diamond Hogs to open Arlington weekend with Oregon State
Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn is shown during a game against Texas on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, in Arlington, Texas.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will open play at the College Baseball Series against Oregon State in February, organizers announced Thursday.
The game will begin at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The Razorbacks will play Oklahoma State the following day at 7 p.m. and will conclude play at the Texas Rangers’ home ballpark with a 1 p.m. game against Michigan on Feb. 25.
All four teams at the event will play three game apiece, and all games will be streamed by FloSports.
Arkansas’ three games will be among 14 college baseball games hosted at the ballpark during the first three weeks of the season, beginning with the six-team College Baseball Showdown on Feb. 16-18. The Razorbacks’ games will be played on the second weekend of the season.
The College Baseball Showdown in Arlington has twice hosted Arkansas since the inaugural event in 2021. The Razorbacks’ 18-5 loss to TCU at Globe Life Field earlier this year drew an announced crowd of 20,295, which was the largest attendance for a college baseball game before the College World Series in June.
Arkansas will play Oklahoma State in Arlington for the second consecutive season and for the third season overall. The Razorbacks defeated the Cowboys 18-1 in seven innings on Feb. 19, and won two of three games over Oklahoma State to win an NCAA regional in Stillwater, Okla., in 2022.
Oregon State and Arkansas will play for the first time since the Beavers won two of three games in the national championship series in 2018. The Razorbacks will play Michigan for the first time.
Oklahoma State and Oregon State played in NCAA regionals last season, while Michigan went 28-28 and missed the postseason in its inaugural campaign under coach Tracy Smith.
Tickets that include reserved seats for all three weekends are on sale through the Globe Life Field website. Suites are also available by contacting email@example.com.
General admission tickets will go on sale Friday at GlobeLifeField.com/CollegeBaseball. Single-game tickets will be sold for $30 to adults and $18 to children. Weekend passes are also available for $63 for adults and $39 for children.
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