Arkansas Razorbacks (29-10, 11-4)
Missouri State Bears (19-16)
Hammons Field • Springfield, Mo.
Radio: Razorback Baseball Radio Network
Live Stats: Hogwired.com
Game 40: #9 Arkansas at Missouri State
Wednesday, April 18, 6 p.m. – Hammons Field
Probable Starting Pitchers
All-time series: Arkansas leads, 42-20
In Fayetteville: Arkansas leads, 30-8
In Springfield: Arkansas leads, 12-11
Arlington, Texas: Missouri St. leads, 1-0
NCAA Tournament: Missouri St. leads, 1-0
Arkansas Begins Four-Game Road Trip At Missouri State
No. 9 Arkansas opens a four-game road trip in Springfield, Mo., on Tuesday at 6 p.m. against Missouri State at Hammons Field.
The game can be heard on the Arkansas Baseball Radio Network with Chuck Barrett calling the action. Live stats can also be accessed at www.hogwired.com.
The Razorbacks enter the game with a 29-10 overall record and an 11-4 mark in SEC play that leads the Southeastern Conference. Arkansas is averaging 8.4 runs per game and 10.3 hits per contest. The pitching staff boasts a 4.05 ERA and an impressive 9.16 strikeouts per nine innings.
The Bears are 19-16 on the season with 4-5 record in Missouri Valley Conference action, including a sweep at the hands of an Illinois State team that played the Hogs tough in Fayetteville earlier this season. MSU also has wins over Kansas and Minnesota.
MSU is set to play host to Missouri on Tuesday night at Hammons Field. Missouri State will decide on a starting pitcher following its contest with the Tigers.
The Bears are hitting .277 as a team and scoring 6.4 runs per game while the pitching staff boasts a 3.98 ERA and a .255 opponent batting average.
Arkansas leads the all-time series between the two clubs 42-20, after the Razorbacks notched a 2-0 win over the Bears in Fayetteville last Wednesday. The Hogs own a slim 12-11 edge over Missouri State in games played in Springfield. MSU beat UA 4-2 at Hammons Field last season.
The Razorbacks are undecided on a starting pitcher but will choose between senior right-hander Chris Rhoads and freshman left-hander Dallas Keuchel. Rhoads earned the win over the Bears last weekend with three-scoreless innings. He is 3-0 on the season with a 3.86 ERA while Keuchel is 3-2 with a 5.75 ERA.
Arkansas travels to face its final SEC East foe of the season this weekend in Athens, Ga., against the Georgia Bulldogs. The series begins at 5:37 p.m. Friday from Foley Field and will be televised on Cox Sports Television (Channel 119 in NW Arkansas).