Arkansas vs. Ole Miss Game 3: How to watch and listen, predict, pitching match, team comparisons

By: Matt Jones

Posted: Sunday May 1st 2022

EXPECTED PLAY TIME Sunday noon

OR Baum-Walker Stadium (10531) in Fayetteville

RECORDS Arkansas 33-10, 13-7 SEC; Ole Miss 24-18, 7-13 SEC

STREAK Arkansas won 1; Ole Miss Lost 1

LAST 10 Arkansas 7-3; Ole Miss 4-6

COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn – 783-412 in 20th season at Arkansas and 1,103-571 in 28th season overall in Division I; Ole Miss: Mike Bianco – 846-480-1 in 22nd season at Ole Miss and 946-551-1 in 25th season overall.

SERIES Arkansas leads 55-50

LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Ole Miss 6-3 Saturday in Fayetteville.

RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, through the Arkansas Razorbacks Gameday app, through the TuneIn app, through the Varsity Network app, or at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Restrictions may apply.

TELEVISION The game will be televised by ESPN and available on WatchESPN.com and through the ESPN app (carrier login required).

ADVERTISERS Tom Hart (play-by-play) and Kyle Peterson (analyst)

LAUNCH MATCH Arkansas RHP Jaxon Wiggins (5-1, 5.55 ERA in 48 2/3 innings) vs. Ole Miss RHP Derek Diamond (3-3, 6.29 ERA in 44 1/3 innings)

PROVIDE According to the National Weather Service, Sunday will be sunny with a high of 76 degrees in Fayetteville. West winds could blow up to 10 mph.

TEAM COMPARISONS

ERA: Arkansas 3.28; Ole Miss 4.86

Points scored per game: Arkansas 7.26; Ole Miss 7.62

Batting average: Arkansas .280; Ole Miss .278

Opponent batting average: Arkansas .219; Ole Miss .250

Hit Percentage: Arkansas .484; Ole Miss .503

On Base Percentage: Arkansas .386; Olé Miss .376

Field percentage: Arkansas .985; Ole Miss .968

NOTABLE Ole Miss was the last SEC team to win a series in Fayetteville. The Rebels won two of three games when the teams played at Baum-Walker Stadium during the 2019 regular season, but the Razorbacks won two of three games when the teams met at the stadium for the second time this season in the NCAA Super Regional Round. Arkansas has won 12 consecutive SEC home series, including the super regional against Ole Miss… The Razorbacks won three of four games against the Rebels last season. Arkansas has won five of the last seven games in the series. This weekend’s games will be the 69th, 70th and 71st between Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn and Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco. It is believed to be the most games practiced against each other in SEC history. Bianco have a 40-30 lead over Van Horn in games trained against each other. Ole Miss first baseman Tim Elko entered the series tied for first in the SEC with 16 home runs and 51 RBIs. Arkansas is 25 years old. 4 at home this season, including 9-2 in SEC games. Ole Miss was ranked No. 1 in the USA Today Baseball Coaches poll in March, but was dropped from the poll earlier this month. Ole Miss lost two of three games to Mississippi State last weekend in Oxford, Mississippi. The Rebels beat the Bulldogs 5-2 earlier this week in a neutral-site game in Pearl, Mississippi.

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