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Diamond Hogs Look to Continue Tulsa Streak

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Diamond Hogs Look to Continue Tulsa Streak

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 14 Arkansas baseball team travels to Tulsa on Tuesday, May 2, to take on Oral Roberts in a 7:07 p.m. first pitch from J.L. Johnson Stadium.

The Razorbacks have won 10 straight games against the Golden Eagles in Tulsa, dating back to a 5-0 ORU win on April 25, 1995. UA set a school record with eight home runs at J.L. Johnson Stadium last season in 15-8 a Hogs’ win.

The Razorback Baseball Radio Network will carry the game with Rick Schaeffer calling the action. The game will also be televised by Cox Sports, channel 119 on digital cable in Northwest Arkansas. Mike Nail will call the play-by-play with former Hog great Tom Pagnozzi handling color duties.

The live audio broadcast will be available in the RazorZone at Hogwired.com. Live stats can also be found on Hogwired.com.

It will be the first meeting between the Razorbacks (31-14) and the Golden Eagles (24-13) this season after rain postponed the teams’ scheduled meeting in Fayetteville last week.

The Hogs will start right-handed pitcher Charley Boyce, who is 2-2 on the season with a 6.52 ERA. Boyce, a Tulsa native, is the Hogs’ all-time leader in games started (54) and innings pitched (369.1). It will be his first start since moving to the bullpen following the Vanderbilt series.

Oral Roberts will start right-hander Daniel Greenwalt, who normally pitches in the Golden Eagles conference series. He is 3-2 on the year with a 3.44 ERA in 49.2 innings. Greenwalt has walked 19 and struck out 24 with opponents hitting .264.

Arkansas leads the all-time series with Oral Roberts 58-28 dating back to the 1970 season. The Hogs hold a 5-1 edge in the series since Dave Van Horn return to his alma mater in 2003 and are 26-15 against the Golden Eagles in Tulsa.

Arkansas is hitting .286 as a team and scoring 6.4 runs per contest while the pitching staff boasts the second-best ERA in the league at 3.59 ERA. ORU enters the series scoring 7.3 runs per game with a .315 batting average. The Golden Eagles’ pitching staff has a 3.90 team ERA.



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