FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (arkansasrazorbacks.com) – No. 6 Arkansas (20-4) returns home for a midweek meeting against Omaha (7-10) on Tuesday night at Baum-Walker Stadium. First pitch between the Razorbacks and Mavericks is set for 6 p.m. on SEC Network+.
The Hogs have won 14 consecutive games at home and are 17-1 overall inside the friendly confines of Baum-Walker Stadium this season. It matches Arkansas’ longest home winning streak under head coach Dave Van Horn, whose Hogs also put together 14-game home winning streaks in 2018 and 2022.
Tuesday, March 28
Omaha vs. #6 Arkansas – 6 p.m. – SEC Network+ – Listen – Live Stats
On the Mound
Tuesday, March 28
Omaha RHP Charlie Bell (1-2, 8.36 ERA) vs. Arkansas RHP Ben Bybee (2-0, 1.98 ERA)
True freshman Ben Bybee will make his fourth start of the year on Tuesday. For the season, the right-hander owns a 2-0 record with a 1.98 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings of work. Bybee has limited opposing hitters to a .220 average.
Brett Dolan (play-by-play) and Troy Eklund (analyst) will have the call of Tuesday’s game on SEC Network+. The game can also be heard on the Razorback Sports Network from Learfield, including locally in Fayetteville on 92.1 FM or through the Razorback app, with Phil Elson (play-by-play) and Razorback great Bubba Carpenter (analyst) on the call.
A full list of radio affiliates is available here.
Arkansas is 1-2 all-time against Omaha, including a 1-0 record under head coach Dave Van Horn.
Last season’s midweek meeting was the first between the Hogs and Mavs since 1965, when the teams met for a doubleheader at the Washington County Fairgrounds. In 2022, Arkansas picked up its first win against Omaha with a lopsided 15-3 victory at Baum-Walker Stadium.
In the Polls
Perfect Game – 5
D1Baseball – 6
NCBWA – 6
USA Today Coaches – 6
Baseball America – 7
Collegiate Baseball – 7
Happy at Home
The Razorbacks, 17-1 at Baum-Walker Stadium this season, ride a 14-game home winning streak into Tuesday night’s game. It matches Arkansas’ longest home winning streak under head coach Dave Van Horn, whose Hogs also put together 14-game home winning streaks in 2018 and 2022.
Since Van Horn’s first season at the helm of the program in 2003, the Hogs have had 10 home winning streaks of 10 or more games, including four home winning streaks of 12 or more games:
14 – March 1-March 21, 2023
14 – March 5-April 2, 2022
14 – April 14-June 9, 2018
12 – Feb. 11-March 11, 2003
Arkansas is a perfect 6-0 in midweek games this season. Including the Tuesday’s midweek contest against the Mavericks, seven midweek games remain on Arkansas’ 2023 regular-season schedule.
The Hogs last went undefeated in midweek games in 2005, posting a perfect 9-0 record that season.