FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Arkansas baseball team will seek a sixth straight win Wednesday at Baum Stadium when New Orleans visits Fayetteville.
The game is the last in an 11-game home stand that has seen the Diamond Hogs go 9-1 in the first 10, including a sweep of Mississippi State last weekend to open SEC play.
A win against New Orleans would mean more than just a usual midweek victory. The Privateers are a team that beat LSU just a few weeks ago. They’re not exactly walkovers.
So, Razorbacks coach Dave Van Horn will go with left-hander Kacey Murphy to combat them. Murphy is 2-0 in two starts (six appearances) with a 3.27 earned-run average and 17 strikeouts in 11 innings this season.
Arkansas (17-4 overall, 3-0 in SEC) hitters come in even hotter. They lead the SEC in home runs with 30, having hit five against Mississippi State over the weekend.
New Orleans (13-7 overall, 3-3 in Southland) sits middle of the pack in the Southland Conference — the same conference as Central Arkansas — after two conference weekends.
An Arkansas win Wednesday would be the Razorbacks’ 10th in their last 11 games. That streak follows one in which Arkansas lost three out of five. It also has earned Arkansas a No. 24 ranking in the country, per Perfect Game.
The Razorbacks visit Missouri following the New Orleans game. The Tigers are ranked, as well, and sit atop the SEC East with a perfect 3-0 record.
What times is the game?
Wednesday at 6 p.m.
How can I watch?
The game can be seen on SEC Network+ or streamed at WatchESPN.
Who is calling the Arkansas game?
Alex Perlman (play-by-play) and Troy Eklund (analyst) have the television call.