FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas Razorbacks will host the Memphis Tigers in a two-game series that will commence at Baum Stadium at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at Dickey-Stephens Park in Little Rock.
The action won’t be heard tonight on Fox Sports Radio 1400, but Diamond Hogs enthusiasts are encouraged to visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com and listen to the Razorbacks Radio Network broadcast with play-by-play man Phil Elson, who used to call games for the Arkansas Travelers, the current tenants of Dickey-Stephens Park. Elson will be joined on the call by color commentator Rick Schaeffer for Tuesday’s game only.
What is on the line for the Razorbacks Tuesday night is their 10th-straight Tuesday win. Interestingly, the Hogs won their only Tuesday game last season against the Tigers and have won eight of their last nine contests against Memphis. This is the first time since 1994 the two sides will meet at Fayetteville.
The Razorbacks are now No. 9 team in the country according to Collegiate Baseball magazine and No. 14 in the USA Today/Coaches poll and the D1Baseball.com poll. In terms of the NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), the Hogs are No. 18, the fifth-highest team in the Southeastern Conference.
One of the key ingredients for victory against the Tigers will be the Arkansas bats. The Razorbacks have shown the ability to hit big no matter the out situations, as they hit .409 with two outs and .385 with runners on base in the Georgia series last weekend. Overall, the Hogs are batting .289 with two outs as a team and Jake Arledge leads all players with 16 hits in 33 at-bats (.485) with two outs.
RHP Barrett Loseke (3-0, 2.95 ERA, 25/12 K/BB) will get the start for the Hogs as he goes up against RHP Jonathan Bowlan (3-4, 4.15 ERA, 43/19 K/BB) for the Tigers. The