Arkansas vs. Arkansas State: How to watch and listen, pitching matchup, forecast, what to know

Arkansas starter Colin Fisher delivers a pitch Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, during the first inning of the Razorbacks' win over Grambling State at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville. (Andy Shupe/NWA Democrat-Gazette)

SCHEDULED GAME TIME 

Tuesday, 6 p.m., at Baum-Walker Stadium (11,531) in Fayetteville

RECORDS 

Arkansas 23-3, 8-1 SEC

Arkansas State 16-14, 3-6 Sun Belt

STREAKS

Arkansas won 4

Arkansas State won 1

LAST 10 GAMES

Arkansas 9-1

Arkansas State 4-6

COACHES 

Arkansas: Dave Van Horn — 862-444 in 22nd season at Arkansas and 1,182-601 in 30th season overall in Division I. 

Arkansas State: Tommy Raffo — 376-441-1 in 16th season at Arkansas State and overall. 

SERIES HISTORY

Arkansas leads 3-0 with all games played in Fayetteville since 2021.

LAST MEETING

Arkansas defeated Arkansas State 10-3 on April 20, 2022, to sweep a two-game series in Fayetteville. 

TELEVISION 

The game will be streamed by SEC Network+. It can be accessed on WatchESPN.com and via the ESPN app (carrier login required). Josh Haley (play-by-play) and Troy Eklund (analyst) will be on the call.

RADIO 

Phil Elson (play-by-play) and Bubba Carpenter (analyst) will call the game on the Razorback Sports Network, which 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.

STARTING PITCHERS 

Arkansas: LHP Colin Fisher — 4-1, 2.50 ERA, 1.17 WHIP in 18 innings. 

Arkansas State: RHP Kole Turner — 1-1, 5.19 ERA, 1.44 WHIP in 17 1/3 innings. 

TEAM COMPARISONS

Earned Run Avg.: Arkansas 2.67; Arkansas State 5.54

Runs Per Game: Arkansas 7.31; Arkansas State 6.67

Batting Avg.: Arkansas .279; Arkansas State .262

Opp. Batting Avg.: Arkansas .197; Arkansas State .268

Slugging Pct.: Arkansas .468; Arkansas State .407

On-Base Pct.: Arkansas .402; Arkansas State .382

Fielding Pct.: Arkansas .980; Arkansas State .966

FORECAST

According to the National Weather Service, Tuesday will be cloudy early evening, then gradually clearing with a high of 53 degrees and a low of 36 in Fayetteville. There is a 30% chance of showers, mainly between 7 and 8 p.m. North winds will blow 10-15 mph and could gust to 25 mph.

WHAT TO KNOW

• Arkansas is ranked first and Arkansas State is unranked in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll. 

• The Razorbacks were predicted to win the SEC and the Red Wolves were predicted last out of 14 teams in the Sun Belt Conference by coaches. 

• Arkansas State first baseman/designated hitter Cason Tollett began his career at Arkansas in 2020. Tollett is batting .278 with team highs in home runs (6) and RBI (24). 

• Arkansas catcher Parker Rowland played two seasons at Arkansas State from 2020-21 before transferring to Eastern Oklahoma State College, then ultimately to Arkansas in 2023. Rowland started the Razorbacks' midweek game against Oral Roberts on March 12, but did not play in the last midweek game against Arkansas-Little Rock. 

• The Red Wolves won 4-2 at Ole Miss on Feb. 21 in their first game against an SEC team. Following its game at Arkansas, Arkansas State will play one more time against an SEC opponent when it hosts Ole Miss in Jonesboro on April 16. 

• Arkansas has won 17 consecutive home games, which is a record at the 29-year-old Baum-Walker Stadium.