The Arkansas baseball team closes out its four-game trip to southern California with a matinee against the University of San Diego on Sunday, February 25.
Arkansas is 2-1 on the trip. The Diamond Hogs beat Arizona on Wednesday and San Diego State on Saturday. The latter game was the second as part of the Tony Gwynn Classic. Cal Poly won Friday’s game in the festival 4-3.
San Diego was picked to finish second in the West Coast Conference. The WCC is a league that could get two teams in the NCAA Tournament. It’s not exactly the Patriot League, where Bucknell — the team the Diamond Hogs swept to open the season — resides.
Keaton McKinney is expected to start for coach Dave Van Horn’s Razorbacks. McKinney, a junior, missed all of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery. As such, Van Horn kept him on a shorter leash in his opener against the Bison. McKinney threw 44 pitches in two innings that day. Expect 50 or so on Sunday against the Toreros.
The Diamond Hogs lineup will seek to come off the schneid, too. Arkansas scored 5 runs on Saturday, but did so on just 3 hits. Friday, the team had 3 runs. Wednesday, just 1.
You can read the game story from Saturday’s win against host San Diego State here.
Arkansas baseball vs. San Diego series information
Sunday, February 25, 2018 — 1 p.m. ET from San Diego.
How can I watch?
The game is available on Cox Sports Television.
Who is calling the Arkansas game?
Brett Dolan has the TV play-by-play with Troy Eklund as analyst. Scott Inman has the call on radio.
Arkansas returns to Baum Stadium for a two-game set against Dayton on Wednesday and Thursday. Dayton was 11th in the 13-team Atlantic 10. Arguably the Flyers are not even as good as Bucknell, which came before.