Arkansas vs. Kentucky Game 1: How to watch and listen, pitching matchup, forecast, team comparisons – WholeHogSports

SCHEDULED GAME TIME Friday, 6:30 p.m. 
WHERE Baum-Walker Stadium (11,531) in Fayetteville
RECORDS Arkansas 13-3, 0-0 SEC; Kentucky 14-4, 0-0 SEC
STREAK Arkansas won 8; Kentucky lost 1
COACHES Arkansas: Dave Van Horn — 763-405 in 20th season at Arkansas and 1,083-564 in 28th season overall in Division I; Kentucky: Nick Mingione — 157-107 in sixth season at Kentucky and overall.
SERIES Arkansas leads 44-26
LAST MEETING Arkansas and Kentucky split a pair of seven-inning games on May 5, 2019, in Lexington, Ky. 
RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, via the Arkansas Razorbacks Gameday app, via the TuneIn app or on ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Blackouts may apply.
TELEVISION The game will be streamed by SEC Network-Plus and can be accessed on WatchESPN.com and via the ESPN app (carrier login required).
ANNOUNCERS Brett Dolan (play-by-play) and Troy Eklund (analyst)
PITCHING MATCHUP Arkansas RHP Connor Noland (2-1, 3.52 ERA in 23 innings) vs. Kentucky RHP Cole Stupp (2-0, 7.71 ERA in 16 1/3 innings)
FORECAST According to the National Weather Service, Friday night will be cloudy with a high of 45 degrees and a low of 34 in Fayetteville. Northwest winds could gust up to 25 mph. 

TEAM COMPARISONS
ERA: Arkansas 3.13; Kentucky 5.55
Earned Runs Per Game: Arkansas 6.90; Kentucky 8.32
Batting Average: Arkansas .282; Kentucky .324
Opponent Batting Average: Arkansas .209; Kentucky .274
Slugging Percentage: Arkansas .466; Kentucky .518
On-Base Percentage: Arkansas .395; Kentucky .425
Fielding Percentage: Arkansas .985; Kentucky .978
NOTABLE Friday’s game is the SEC opener for both teams….The Kentucky series will be the end of a 13-game homestand for Arkansas, which has not played away from Baum-Walker Stadium since Feb. 27….Arkansas third baseman Cayden Wallace and Kentucky third baseman Chase Estep were among Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s national players of the week named Monday….Estep ranks second in the SEC and 12th nationally with a .471 batting average and has a 16-game hitting streak….Wallace is 7 for 22 with 6 walks, 11 runs scored, 3 stolen bases and 15 RBI in 6 games since moving into the leadoff position last Thursday….Arkansas outfielder Chris Lanzilli has a 10-game hitting streak and leads the Razorbacks with a .375 batting average….The Razorbacks are expected to be without outfielder Jace Bohrofen (shoulder) and right-handed relief pitcher Issac Bracken (groin) during the series….Arkansas has won 17 consecutive regular-season weekend series at home….The Razorbacks have won five consecutive series against Kentucky and have not lost a series to the Wildcats since 2012.
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Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
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