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Diamond Hogs Visit Oral Roberts

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Diamond Hogs Visit Oral Roberts

Arkansas Razorbacks (19-7, 4-2)

vs.

Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (11-11)

J.L. Johnson Stadium • Tulsa, Okla.

Radio: Razorback Baseball Radio Network

Live Stats: Hogwired.com

Game Outlook

Game 19: #7 Arkansas at Oral Roberts

Tuesday, March 27, 7 p.m. – J.L. Johnson Stadium

Radio: Razorback Baseball Radio Network

Probable Starting Pitchers

UA: 32 James Gilbert, LHP (0-0, 6.48 ERA)

ORU: TBA

Series History

Arkansas leads the all-time series: 60-32

Arkansas leads in Fayetteville: 31-13

Arkansas leads in Tulsa: 27-18

Arkansas lead in neutral site: 2-1

Diamond Hogs Visit Oral Roberts

No. 7 Arkansas embarks on a four-game road trip that begins Tuesday night in Tulsa, Okla, with a 7 p.m. contest with Oral Roberts at J.L. Johnson Stadium.

The Razorbacks (19-7, 4-2 SEC) are coming off of a series win over then-No. 1 Vanderbilt at Baum Stadium over the weekend. Oral Roberts is 11-11 on the season after dropping two-of-three games at California last week.

UA captured the first game between the two teams on March 13 at Baum Stadium with a convincing 10-2 win. Tuesday’s match-up will be the 93rd meeting in the series with Arkansas holding a 60-32 edge overall and 27-18 lead in Tulsa. Hogs’ skipper Dave Van Horn boasts a 6-3 record against the Golden Eagles since taking over the Razorbacks’ program in 2003.

Senior left-hander James Gilbert is expected to get the nod on the mound. It will be his first start of the season, but his third career start against Oral Roberts. He does not have a decision in four appearances against the Golden Eagles, allowing two earned runs in six innings of work with five strikeouts, no walks and a .182 opponent batting average. Gilbert has a 6.48 ERA this year in 8.1 innings of work.

Logan Forsythe leads the Razorbacks’ offensive attack with a .385 batting average. He has hit in 10 straight games and 20 of his last 21 overall. Casey Coon continues to pace UA with 36 RBI and 10 doubles, while Danny Hamblin has a team-high six home runs.

Oral Roberts, led by fourth-year head coach Tim Walton, is undecided on a starting pitcher. The Golden Eagles are averaging 5.5 runs per game over the first 22 games of the 2007 season. ORU is hitting .238 as a team with a .325 on-base percentage. Jake Kahaulelio leads the way with a .325 batting average while Chad Rothford has a team-best six home run and Brian Van Kirk has a team-high 18 RBI. On the mound, ORU has a 4.63-team ERA with a .284 opponent batting average.



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