HOOVER, Ala. – The 20th-ranked and No. 5 seed University of Arkansas baseball team is set to play seventh-ranked and No. 4 seed Florida Wednesday evening in the second round of the SEC Tournament at the Hoover Met.
Matchup: No. 5 Arkansas vs. No. 4 Florida
TV: SEC Network >> SECN+ >> WatchESPN App
Talent: Clay Matvick (PXP), Gabe Gross (Analyst) and Kayce Smith (Field)
Radio: Razorback Sports Network from IMG | Sirius 219 | XM 190
Probable Starters: (ARK) RHP Keaton McKinney (6-1) vs. (UF) RHP Dane Dunning (5-2)
- Arkansas improved to 10-11 all-time in the opening game of the SEC Tournament with a walk-off win Tuesday vs. Tennessee.
- The Razorbacks are appearing in their 21st SEC Tournament in program history and seventh straight, posting a record of 27-35.
- The Arkansas pitching staff has held opponents to two runs or less in 10 of the last 14 games, posting an ERA of 2.31 with a pair of shutouts and 99 strikeouts in 121.0 innings of work. The Razorbacks are 11-3 over that span and 20-3 when holding the opponent to two runs or less this season.
- Arkansas has won 19 of its last 24 games and has not dropped consecutive games since March 21 & March 24.
- The Razorbacks are 1-2 all-time against Florida in the SEC Tournament, dropping games in 2005 and 2010 and earning a win in 2009. Arkansas is 27-26 all-time against the Gators, including winning three of the last five meetings
- Arkansas has won nine of its last 10 games on the road, including seven of nine inside the Hoover Met.
- Tuesday’s walk-off win over Tennessee marked Arkansas’ third win of the season when tied after eight innings and the club’s second walk-off victory of the year. ( Last vs. SEMO March 17 – Spanberger hit)
- In his last two SEC Tournament starts, Trey Killian has lasted 13.0 innings and given up just one earned run while striking out nine.
- With two more hits Tuesday against Tennessee, Joe Serrano extended his hitting streak to a career-long 10 games and his reached base streak to 23games. He also tallied his 15th multi-hit game of the year.
- Arkansas has made three SEC Tournament Championship game appearances in program history, finishing runner up in 1998 to Auburn, in 1999 to Alabama and in 2007 to Vanderbilt.
- Tyler Spoon collected his 17th multi-hit game of the year against Tennessee, his fifth three-hit performance and his team-leading 18th double of the year.
- Over his last six starts, freshman Keaton McKinney is 5-0 with a 1.56 ERA, two complete games, one shutout and a .190 batting average against. He is the only pitcher in the league to earn SEC Freshman and Pitcher of the Week honors this season.
- All-SEC first team selection Zach Jackson worked 1.1 innings with two strikeouts in relief Tuesday against Tennessee to improve to 5-0 on the year and move to strikeout total to 69 in just 47.0 innings of work.
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