FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — If Arkansas needed four wins in its final six games to feel good about gaining a top-8 national seed for the NCAA Tournament, the Hogs are halfway there with four to play.
Arkansas beat Texas A&M on Friday and Saturday to clinch the series against the Aggies at Baum Stadium. The teams will play the finale at noon CT on Sunday. It’s the last game in Fayetteville during the regular season.
Almost definitely, though, it won’t be the last game at Baum Stadium this baseball season. A miracle would be the only thing that could keep Arkansas from hosting, at least, a regional.
Still, the Diamond Hogs would like a sweep of Texas A&M to feel better about all of it. You can find more information on the series and read a recap of the Saturday game below.
Arkansas baseball vs. Texas A&M series information
- Friday, May 11, 2018 — Arkansas 9, Texas A&M 3
- Saturday, May 12, 2018 — Arkansas 3, Texas A&M 1
- Sunday, May 13, 2018 — Noon CT
How can I watch?
Game 3 is on ESPN2.
Who is calling the Arkansas games?
Phil Elson and Bubba Carpenter will provide the radio broadcasts on the Razorback Sports Network on IMG for radio, per usual.
No more regular-season games in Fayetteville. Arkansas heads to Georgia next Thursday for the final series with the Bulldogs. After that comes the SEC Tournament that starts May 22.
Opponents haven’t stood much of a chance facing Arkansas at Baum Stadium during the 2018 season. That trend continued Saturday as the Razorbacks defeated Texas A&M 3-1 to improve to 29-4 at Baum this season.
Most importantly, the win gives Arkansas a realistic chance at being able to use its home-field advantage in the NCAA Tournament until it potentially reaches the College World Series.
Arkansas (35-15, 16-10 in SEC) also defeated Texas A&M 9-3 on Friday night. The series victory significantly strengthens the No. 6 Hogs’ case for a coveted top-8 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Hogs are a virtual certainty to host three other teams in Fayetteville for the regional round. But a top-8 seed would put the Hogs in position to also host a Super Regional at Baum should they advance to that point.
If Arkansas can sweep the No. 21 Aggies on Sunday, one victory in a three-game set at Georgia may be enough to secure a top-8 seed. Even without a win Sunday, a series victory at Georgia also seemingly would do the trick.