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@RazorbackBSB Battles Bucknell in Sunday Elimination Game

BY ANDRES FOCIL
@RazorbackBSB Battles Bucknell in Sunday Elimination Game

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 2 seed Arkansas baseball team will battle No. 4 seed Bucknell Sunday at noon in a win or go home game in the NCAA Charlottesville Regional.

TV/Video Coverage Sunday’s NCAA Regional elimination game will be broadcasted on ESPN3 with Paul Loeffler and Jay Walker on the call.

Game Links: Tickets | Live Stats | TV: ESPN3 Tournament Central

Radio Coverage Every game of the NCAA Tournamentwill be broadcasted on the Razorback Radio Network from IMG College with Chuck Barrett and Rick Schaeffer providing the call. For a complete list of affiliates click here.

Probable Pitchers Sunday (Noon): BU – RHP Andrew Andreychik (5-4, 3.56) vs. ARK – LHP Jalen Beeks (5-4, 2.11)

Arkansas in the NCAA Tournament – The Razorbacks are making their 13th straight NCAA Tournament appearance and 27th overall. Arkansas is in search of its sixth Super Regional Appearance and eighth College World Series. – The Razorbacks are taking on Bucknell for just the second time in program history on Sunday. The two teams last met during the 2003 NCAA Austin Regional, also in an elimination game, with Arkansas winning 10-7. – Arkansas is 1-1 in elimination games this season, defeating Ole Miss 8-7 in the SEC Tournament after trailing 6-0, and falling 11-1 to LSU. – If the Razorbacks can force a rematch with Virginia, it will be the 26th ranked opponent Arkansas has played this season, and the 15th ranked inside the top 10.

With a Win A win would send Arkansas into a rematch with Virginia Sunday evening at 7 p.m. CT. The Razorbacks would need to beat the Cavaliers Sunday night to force a Monday winner take all game.

Beeks Back in Action After not pitching in 29 days due to soreness in his shoulder, junior left-handed pitcher Jalen Beeks returns to the hill Sunday looking to keep Arkansas’ season alive in the NCAA Tournament. He allowed two earned runs or less in 10 of his 12 starts. Recent Regional Success Arkansas has won three of its last five NCAA Regionals, and gone on to the College World Series two of those three years. The Razorbacks have posted a 14-6 record in the last six NCAA Regionals, including a pair of perfect 3-0 marks, which came on the road. Facing a Former Hog Bucknell head coach Scott Heather is in his second season at the helm of the Bison and is a former Razorback pitcher, lettering at Arkansas in 1997 and 1998. He then became a student assistant in 1999 when the Razorbacks won their first SEC Championship.

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