Diamond Hogs Are Ready

by cotte on April 12, 2010

Good looking image, but not as sweet as Woopig’s

After a nine-game homestand, the No. 9 University of Arkansas baseball returns to the road this weekend to take on Mississippi State in Southeastern Conference play. Game one is set for a 6:30 p.m. start Friday at Polk-DeMent Stadium in Starkville, Miss., with Saturday’s game two scheduled for a 2 p.m. first pitch. The series finale will go off Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Mississippi State leads the all-time series with Arkansas, 42-29. Last season, the Hogs took two of three from MSU in Fayetteville to win the series. In the last meeting in Starkville, the Bulldogs came away with two of the three contests. The Razorbacks are 10-20 against Mississippi State in games played on the Bulldogs’ home field. In the last 10 games of the series, each team has won five times. Arkansas and Mississippi State first met in 1960.

The Razorbacks carry a 23-6 record and 6-3 mark in conference play into this weekend’s series. In its last outing, Arkansas set a school record for runs scored in an inning with 14 scores in the first inning of a 32-8 win over Saint Louis. The team’s run total is one off the school record of 33 set back in 1984 against Southwest Baptist. As a team, the Hogs equaled the program record with 30 RBI against the Billikens.

Arkansas is 9-1 in its last 10 games, including an 8-1 recording during its nine-game homestand. The Razorbacks’ 6-3 conference record has the team in second place in the SEC Western Division, one game behind LSU. This season, Arkansas is 5-3 on the road. Read more

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