Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Annual Game In North Little Rock Up Next For Razorbacks

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Riding a five-game winning streak, including a sweep of No. 13 Auburn, the third-ranked Arkansas baseball team will look to stay hot as they take on Grambling State for a single midweek game in North Little Rock, Arkansas at Dickey-Stephens Park Tuesday night. First pitch with the Tigers is set for 6:30 p.m.

This is the ninth consecutive year that the Hogs have played a game in North Little Rock at the home of the Double-A affiliate Arkansas Travelers. Arkansas has won two straight at Dickey-Stephens Park going back to 2015. Last year, Arkansas defeated Memphis, 2-0, getting a two-run home run from Chad Spanberger and a near spotless start from Kacey Murphy.

Caleb Bolden will be taking the mound Tuesday night for Arkansas, making his third mid-week start of the year. In his previous two starts, Bolden has thrown at least six innings without giving up a run and has struck out 11 combined. Last week against ULM, Bolden earned his third win of the year after throwing seven scoreless innings, a career-long outing, and didn’t walk a batter for the second time in six appearances.

Offensively, the Hogs continue to mash as they have a combined .311 average through 33 games with 263 runs scored and 56 home runs. The runs are the second most in the SEC, while the home run total is best in the league and second in the nation.

Junior Eric Cole is coming off a strong week where he hit .348 with a team-leading eight hits over five games, including two doubles, and four RBIs. Cole has started all 33 games in the outfield this year and is hitting .348 out of the two hole with seven home runs and 24 RBIs. His .348 average is 11th-highest in the SEC and his RBI total is just one less than Cole had all last year.

Tuesday’s game will not have a video stream of any kind, but Phil Elson and Bubba Carpenter will be bringing you the gave via radio on the Razorback Sports Network from IMG. The radio stream can also be found on the Razorback Gameday app.

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