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Baseball series opener changed to 4 p.m.

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Baseball series opener changed to 4 p.m.

FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas-Auburn baseball game scheduled for Friday, March 20, in Auburn, Ala., is now set for a 4 p.m. first pitch it was agreed upon by the two clubs on Thursday afternoon.

The No. 15 Razorbacks (13-4, 3-0 SEC) open a three-game set with the Tigers (15-5, 2-1 SEC) at Plainsman Park on the Auburn campus on Friday, but the Tiger men’s basketball team is slated to host Tulsa in a National Invitational Tournament (NIT) second round game beginning at 7 p.m. which precipitated the change.

Junior lefthander Dallas Keuchel is scheduled to pitch for the Razorbacks against Auburn lefty Grant Dayton in what appears to be a showdown of top arms in the Southeastern Conference.Keuchel enters the game with a 2-0 record and 3.24 ERA while Dayton boasts a record of 2-1 and ERA of 2.45.

The Razorbacks enter the weekend with the SEC’s only perfect record and hope to match their all-time best start in SEC play at 4-0 on Friday. The Hogs were winners of four straight games before suffering a tough loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Wednesday evening at Baum Stadium.

Those wishing to listen to all the action can tune into the Razorback Baseball Network from ISP where Chuck Barrett will carry the action live from Auburn. For more information regarding Razorback baseball or University of Arkansas athletics please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



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