Arkansas vs. LSU Baseball Game 3: How to watch and listen, pitching matchup, forecast, what to know

The field is shown prior to a game between Arkansas and LSU on Friday, March 29, 2024, at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville. (Hank Layton/NWA Democrat-Gazette)

SCHEDULED GAME TIME 

Saturday, 2 p.m., at Baum-Walker Stadium (11,531) in Fayetteville

RECORDS 

Arkansas 22-3, 7-1 SEC

LSU 20-8, 2-6 SEC

STREAKS

Arkansas won 3

LSU lost 2

LAST 10 GAMES

Arkansas 9-1

LSU 4-6

COACHES 

Arkansas: Dave Van Horn — 861-444 in 22nd season at Arkansas and 1,181-601 in 30th season overall in Division I. 

LSU: Jay Johnson — 114-47 in third season at LSU and 394-203 in 11th season overall in Division I. 

SERIES HISTORY

LSU leads 77-43

LAST MEETING

Arkansas defeated LSU 4-3 in 10 innings Friday 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). Brett Dolan (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: RHP Brady Tygart — 3-0, 1.59 ERA, 1.09 WHIP in 28 1/3 innings. 

LSU: LHP Gage Jump — 2-0, 2.38 ERA, 0.92 WHIP in 22 2/3 innings. 

TEAM COMPARISONS

Earned Run Avg.: Arkansas 2.57; LSU 4.12

Runs Per Game: Arkansas 7.32; LSU 7.21

Batting Avg.: Arkansas .279; LSU .290

Opp. Batting Avg.: Arkansas .194; LSU .231

Slugging Pct.: Arkansas .467; LSU .485

On-Base Pct.: Arkansas .402; LSU .415

Fielding Pct.: Arkansas .979; LSU .977

FORECAST

According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will be partly sunny with a high of 75 degrees in Fayetteville. South winds will blow 10-15 mph and could gust to 25 mph.

WHAT TO KNOW

Arkansas is ranked first and LSU is ranked seventh in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll. 

• The Razorbacks were predicted to win the SEC and the Tigers were predicted to finish second in the SEC West by coaches. 

• LSU has won 24 of 32 regular-season series against Arkansas since the Razorbacks joined the SEC in 1992, but Arkansas has won 4 of 5 since 2019. The Tigers have not won a series in Fayetteville since 2017.  

• The Tigers won the 2023 College World Series championship. Arkansas has won a series over the reigning national champion the past three seasons. The Razorbacks defeated Mississippi State in 2022 and Ole Miss last season. 

• Arkansas has won its first three SEC series vs. Missouri, Auburn and LSU. LSU lost its first two SEC series vs. Mississippi State, Florida and Arkansas. 

• Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn has an 8-3 record in head-to-head matchups against LSU coach Jay Johnson, including 7-2 since Johnson became the Tigers' coach in 2022. Johnson had a 1-1 record against the Razorbacks while at Arizona.