FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas baseball team returns to action Tuesday at 4:05 p.m.for its final midweek game of the year, traveling to Springfield Mo., to take on Missouri State at Hammons Field.
TV/Video CoverageTuesday’s game will be televised on Mediacom Connections (MC-22) in Missouri.
Game Links:Live Stats | Game Notes
Radio CoverageThe contestwill 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(4:05p):MSU -LHPAndy Cherayvs. ARK – LHP Colin Poché
Series HistoryArkansas leads the all-time series with Missouri State 48-20, including a 16-11 advantage in Springfield. The Razorbacks have won nine straight games against the Bears in the all-time series, three of which have been shutouts. Missouri State has made it close as of late however, falling by three runs or less in each of the last four meetings.
What a ReliefOver the last 10 games, the Arkansas bullpen has allowed just one earned run in 33.1 innings of work for a 0.27 earned run average. The remarkable stretch has seen nine different pitchers take the mound, including six of those on multiples occasions.
Model of ConsistencyBrian Anderson continues to be one of the most consistent players in the country and is the only Razorback to start every game this season. He has hit safely in 20 of the last 22 games and in 39 of 46 contests on the year.
Wiser Than MostJake Wise has turned into a nightmare for opponent behind the plate with an SEC-leading five pickoffs and 18 runners caught stealing. He threw out four runners in the three-game series with Auburn over the weekend and has allowed just 19 stolen bases on the year for a .514 stolen base percentage allowed.
Elite HurlersThe Arkansas pitching staff is putting together one of the most dominant seasons in program history in 2014, amassing a 2.31 earned run average through the first 46 games to rank 9th in the country. The seven shutouts already rank in the program’s top 10 for a single season, with the record being set with 13 shutouts in 51 games during the 1977 season. The 2.31 ERA currently ranks second in program history, sitting only behind a 1.89 ERA in 61 games last season.
What You Need to Know-With a walk-off win over Auburn in the 10th inning in game two of the series, Arkansas played its first extra-inning game of the year and recorded its first last at-bat victory of the season.
-With seven more hits in five games last week, Brian Anderson has hit safely in 20 of the last 22 games and in 39 of 46 games on the year.
-Over the last 10 games, the Arkansas bullpen has allowed just one earned run in 33.1 innings of work for a 0.27 earned run average.
-After hitting nine home runs through the first 32 games, Arkansas has hit 10 home runs in the last 14 games, including five from Eric Fisher.
-With three double plays in three games against Auburn, the Razorbacks have turned an SEC-leading 44 double plays on the year.
-The Razorbacks have won at least one game in 24 straight SEC series dating back to the 2012 season, currently the second-longest streak in the league behind Vanderbilt at 26.
-The paid attendance on April 26 against Auburn of 11,742 marked the largest crowd in the history of Baum Stadium.
-The Razorbacks have held their opponents to two runs or less in 26 of 46 games this year.
-Arkansas is currently 546-366 all-time in the month of April, including an 11-8 record this season. The Razorbacks have clinched a winning record this April and have never had a losing season in April under Coach Van Horn.
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