FAYETTEVILLE -The Arkansas baseball team prepares for its final mid-week games of the year at Baum Stadium this week, welcoming Northwestern State to town Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. and Wednesday at 3:05 p.m.
TV/Video CoverageBoth games will broadcasted by RazorVision on ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
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Radio CoverageBoth games will be broadcasted on the Razorback Radio Network from IMG College with Chuck Barrett providing the play-by-play. For a complete list of affiliates click here.
Probable PitchersTuesday(6:35p):NWS -RHPBrandon Smithvs. ARK – LHP Colin PochéWednesday(3:05):NWS -LHP Devin Bearvs. ARK – RHP Alex Phillips
Series HistoryArkansas leads the all-time series with Northwestern State 15-2, including a 7-1 mark in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks last played the Demons during the 2012 season and Arkansas completed the two-game sweep at Baum Stadium, winning by scores of 8-7 and 6-2. NWS last defeated the Razorbacks during the 2001 season.
Back in the National PollsFollowing a series victory over No. 11 Vanderbilt last weekend, the Arkansas baseball team appeared in the national polls Monday afternoon, coming in at No. 24 according to Baseball America. For a full story click here.
Baxendale’s BatBlake Baxendale continued his break-out stretch last week with six more hits, including three straight two-hit games. The freshman is hitting .294 in 12 SEC games with 10 hits, three doubles and 10 runs batted in.
Powerful TrendAfter hitting nine home runs through the first 32 games of the season, Arkansas has hit eight home runs in the last nine games. The Razorbacks have hit multiple home runs in a game three times this year and connected with two grand slams this season.
Twice as NiceThe Razorbacks turned three more double plays over the weekend against Vanderbilt to bring the season total to 40, ranking second in the SEC. Arkansas has registered a double play in 24 of the team’s 41 games and turned multiple double plays in a game 13 different times.
Wiser Than MostJake Wise has turned into a nightmare for opponent behind the plate with an SEC-leading five pickoffs and 14 runners caught stealing. He has thrown out four runners in as many games, including one in each of the first two games against Vanderbilt.
Legendary Pitching StaffThe Arkansas pitching staff is putting together one of the most dominant seasons in program history in 2014, amassing a 2.33 earned run average through the first 41 games to rank in the top 15 nationally. The seven shutouts already rank in the top 10 for a single season, with the record being set with 13 shutouts in 51 games during the 1977 season. The 2.33 ERA currently ranks second in program history, sitting only behind a 1.89 ERA in 61 games last season.
What You Need to Know-Following a series victory over No. 11 Vanderbilt last weekend, the Arkansas baseball team appeared in the national polls Monday afternoon, coming in at No. 24 according to Baseball America.
-The Arkansas bullpen has not allowed a run over the last 15.2 innings of work, including 13.2 innings last week against Stephen F. Austin and Vanderbilt.
-Arkansas just completed a stretch of playing 14 ranked squads in a 17-game span, nine of which came against top 15 teams in the country. The Razorbacks won seven of those 14 games, including a pair of SEC series wins against No. 1 South Carolina and No. 11 Vanderbilt.
-After hitting nine home runs through the first 32 games of the year, Arkansas has had an offensive surge with eight home runs in the last nine games, four of which have come from Eric Fisher.
-With three double plays in three games against Vanderbilt, the Razorbacks have turned 40 double plays on the year to rank second in the SEC.
-The Razorbacks have held their opponents to two runs or less in 24 of 41 games this year.
-Arkansas is 12-2 when scoring in the first inning and 23-3 when scoring before the opponent. The Razorbacks scored in the first inning in three of the four games last week.
-Brian Anderson has reached base in 17 straight games and has hit safely in 35 of 41 games this season.
-The Razorbacks have won at least one game in 23 straight SEC series dating back to the 2012 season, currently the second-longest streak in the league behind Vanderbilt at 25.
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