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@RazorbackBSB Plays Host to UNLV in Midweek Action

@RazorbackBSB Plays Host to UNLV in Midweek Action

FAYETTEVILLE – TheArkansas baseball team capsa seven-game homestand with a pair of mid-week game against UNLV, hosting the Rebels Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. and Wednesday at 6:05 p.m. at Baum Stadium.

TV/VIDEO COVERAGEBoth games will be broadcasted live on Razorvision. Click here to watch.


RADIOCOVERAGEBothgames will be broadcasted on the Razorback Radio Network from IMG College with Chuck Barrett providing the play-by-play.

PROBABLE PITCHERSTuesday(6:35p):UNLV – RHP Kenny Oakley vs. ARK – LHP Colin PochéWednesday (6:05p):UNLV – RHP Cody Roper vs. ARK – RHP Alex Phillips

SERIES HISTORYArkansas and UNLV are meeting for just the second series in the all-time history between the two programs. The only other series came during the 1994 season when the Razorbacks traveled to Las Vegas and fell 3-9, 4-7 (11) and 7-8.

DURING THE MONTH OF APRILArkansas is 538-360 all-time during the month of April and the Razorbacks have never had a losing record in April since Van Horn took over the program in 2003.

LOCKING DOWN NO. 1The Razorbacks dominated top-ranked South Carolina at Baum Stadium April 4-5, Allowing just three runs in three games and scoring 12 runs against the No. 3 pitching staff in the country. Arkansas tallied 25 strikeouts in 27 innings and knocked off the No. 1 team in the land in back-to-back games for the first time since defeating top-ranked Arizona State in consecutive games during the 2009 season.

LEGENDARY PITCHING STAFFThe Arkansas pitching staff is putting together one of the most dominant seasons in program history in 2014, amassing a 2.19 earned run average through the first 32 games. 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 2.19 ERA currently ranks second in program history, sitting only behind a 1.89 ERA in 61 games last season.

ARKANSAS "WEARING" PITCHESThe Razorbacks have been hit by 58 pitches so far this season, surpassing last year’s total of 36 HBP in 61 games and leading the SEC. This year, Arkansas had a stretch of 15 straight games with a hit by a pitch, including multiple hit by pitches in 17 games on the season. Arkansas was hit a season-high six times in the final game vs. Appalachian State and wore nine hit by pitches during the two-game series vs. Grambling State. The single-season school record for hit by pitches is 107 in 64 games in 2007, an average of 1.67 HBP per game.

MIDSEASON PROSPECT WATCHA pair of Razorbacks were named to the midseason college top 50 prospects list as released by PerfectGameUSA on April 2. Chris Oliver ranked No. 27, followed by Brian Anderson at No. 29.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW-The Razorbacks just completed a stretch of 16 games in 18 days and did so with an 11-5 record.

-Arkansas is in the midst of playing 14 ranked squads in a 17-game span, including 12 of those against current top 10 teams in the country and nine against current top five teams.

-After defeating top-ranked South Carolina in back-to-back games over the weekend, the Razorbacks have knocked off the No. 1 team in the country seven times under Coach Van Horn.

-The Razorbacks recorded their seventh shutout of the year in the season finale against South Carolina and have allowed two runs or less in a game 19 times in 32 contests.

-Brian Anderson extended his hitting streak to a season-long eight games over the weekend and recorded his third three-hit game of the year and the 41st multi-hit game of his career during the series finale against South Carolina.

-Arkansas was not hit by a pitch in the South Carolina series, breaking a streak of 15 straight games with a hit by pitch and marking the first time this season the Razorbacks have not been hit by a pitch in three consecutive games.

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Download: unlvnotes.pdf

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