Arkansas baseball vs. Eastern Illinois: How to watch, stream, listen to Game 2
Nonconference baseball games aren’t always tune-up games for just getting a quality team’s record up. They’re tune-up games for the coach of said team to iron out his rotation, bullpen and lineup.
Or, in Arkansas’ case last week, to get the record up, too.
The Diamond Hogs, fresh of a 13-2 run-rule win over Eastern Illinois on Friday, get the Panthers again at Baum Walker Stadium on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for noon.
Arkansas enters as a Top-10 team in the country all but one of the six major polls. Dave Van Horn’s likely to keep his team around that spot for a bulk of the year, too, even as difficult as the SEC is.
But against Eastern Illinois, it’s all about ironing out the small details. Saturday’s starting pitcher, for example, is unclear. Will McEntire started Game 2 last weekend, but he struggled against TCU then struggled again on Tuesday against Grambling.
Van Horn is likely to go with one of three righties in Cody Adcock, Koty Frank or relief ace Brady Tygart.
How to watch, stream listen to Arkansas vs Eastern Illinois
Feb 17, 2023; Arlington, TX, USA; Arkansas infielder Peyton Stovall (10) throws to first base for an out against Texas in the sixth inning of the the College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports
Date: February 25, 2023
Stream: SEC Network+
How to listen to Arkansas vs Eastern Illinois Game 2
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Arkansas' key players
Feb 17, 2023; Arlington, TX, USA; Arkansas outfielder Brady Slavens (17) scores a run in the seventh inning against Texas during the College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports
First baseman Brady Slavens: .350 BA, .381 OBP, .550 SLG
Outfielder Jared Wegner: .444 BA, .522 OBP, .944 SLG
Outfielder Jace Bohrefen: .417 BA, .579 OBP, .500 SLG
Eastern Illinois' key players
Jun 27, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Dave Van Horn watches from the dugout prior to game two of the championship series of the College World Series against the Oregon State Beavers at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
UTIL Cole Gober: .333 BA, .350 OBP, .556 SLG
Outfielder Lincoln Riley: .333 BA, .450 OBP, .467 SLG
Catcher Grant Lashure: .333 BA, .385 OBP, .500 SLG