FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas baseball team (11-11) opens another stretch of five games in five days this week, taking on Memphis (14-4) Tuesday in North Little Rock at Dickey-Stephens Park and Wednesday at AutoZone Park in Memphis, Tenn.
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Phil Elson will have the call of both games on the IMG Razorback Sports Network, while Wednesday’s game will be televised on Cox Sports TV with Alex Perlman (PXP) and Troy Eklund (Analyst) on the call.
Tue. | 6:30p | (ARK) RHP Jackson Lowery vs. (MEM) LHP Alex Gunn
Wed. | 8:03p | (ARK) TBA vs. (MEM) RHP Colton Hathcock
Tuesday Probable Starter – RHP Jackson Lowery
Jackson Lowery will make his second straight start Wednesday against Memphis after throwing 3.1 innings against Southeast Missouri State last week. He is 1-0 on the year with a 4.40 ERA and has only surrendered two extra base hits in 14.1 innings of work.
• Arkansas starts another stretch of five games in five days this week, taking on Memphis Tuesday in North Little Rock and Wednesday in Memphis, Tenn.
• Arkansas has hit 20 home runs in 22 games this season, including multiple home runs in a game six different times.
• The Razorbacks have recorded double-digit hits in a game 12 times this season, including three of the last four games. Arkansas has scored 10 or more runs five times this year.
• The Arkansas pitching staff has tallied double-digit strikeouts in a game eight times this season, including a season-high 15 punch outs against Vanderbilt on March 14.
• Andrew Benintendi is on a nine-game reached base streak and has recorded a hit in eight of those nine games. He has 12 hits, six walks and five runs scored during the nine-game stretch.
• Dominic Taccolini is coming off a dominate performance against No. 1 LSU, tossing 6.0 innings and allowing just one run, while striking out two for his first victory when starting against an SEC opponent.
• Zach Jackson leads the Arkansas pitching staff with a 1.61 ERA and has 28 strikeouts in 22.1 innings of work. He has not allowed an extra base hit on the year as opponents are hitting just .200 against the right-hander.
Arkansas is 20-12-1 all-time against the University of Memphis, including six consecutive victories against the Tigers. The Razorbacks are 2-2 against Memphis in North Little Rock, with the last meeting coming in 2011 with a 7-2 victory. Arkansas is 9-7-1 against the Tigers in Memphis, Tenn.
Spring Break Road Tripping
Arkansas is in the midst of playing 22 games during the month of March, including a stretch of back-to-back weeks with five games in five days. The Razorbacks will play in three different cities this week during spring break, traveling to North Little Rock Tuesday, Memphis Wednesday and back to Fayetteville Thursday through Saturday.
Frequent Flyer on #SCTop10
Arkansas has appeared on SportsCenter’s #SCTop10 three times in the last two weeks, including Bobby Wernes’ famous jump throw play that landed at No. 1 against Southeast Missouri State on March 18. The Razorbacks also has been the No. 4 play twice with the crazy 9-2-1 putout to force extra innings at Vanderbilt on March 14 and Clark Eagan’s diving catch against LSU on March 20.
Arkansas will play its second consecutive Thursday-Saturday SEC series, welcoming Ole Miss to town for a three-game set at Baum Stadium. Thursday’s game will be televised on ESPNU, while Friday’s game will televised on SEC Network.