The No. 5 Arkansas Razorbacks (23-5) are back on the road to take on the Ole Miss Rebels (17-11) for a three-game SEC series at Swayze Field in Oxford, Mississippi, beginning Friday. in the afternoon.
Game 1 of the series was previously scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT on Thursday night, but weather postponed it to force a doubleheader on Friday. Game 1 will kick off at 2pm CT and Game 2 will kick off roughly an hour after Game 1 ends.
Arkansas is coming off a home series win over Alabama last weekend. The Diamond Hogs lost the first game 12-1, but won the next two 9-6 and 5-4. Arkansas was scheduled to play Arkansas State on Tuesday, but the game was canceled due to forecast weather.
Ole Miss enters the series off the back of a 7-2 win at Memphis on Tuesday. The Rebels earned their first SEC win last weekend in a series at Texas A&M, but Ole Miss is still looking for their first SEC win at home.
Arkansas lefty Hunter Holland will start Thursday against the Rebels. Hollan enters the game with a 4-1 record and a 3.50 ERA. The lefty has allowed 16 runs and 35 hits and has struck out 35 in 36 innings pitched. Hollan is looking to bounce back from his last outing against Alabama when he pitched four innings and allowed seven runs on 10 hits while striking out four batters and allowing three home runs.
Ole Miss right-hander Jack Dougherty will start on the mound Thursday. Dougherty is 2-2 on the season with a 5.79 ERA and has allowed 22 runs on 38 hits. He has struck out 35 batters in 32 2/3 innings. Dougherty has pitched at least four innings in all but one of his seven starts this season, throwing just 2 1/3 innings against Delaware and has allowed six home runs in his last four starts.
HawgBeat will be you have covered with live updates, stats, commentary and more throughout the game, and you can see details on how to watch, starting pitchers, notes and more below:
How to watch/listen
WHO: Arkansas Razorbacks (23-5, 6-3) vs. Ole Miss Rebels (17-11, 1-8)
When: 2 p.m. CT Friday, 1 hour after Game 1 on Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Oxford Mississippi – Swayze Field
Thursday: Arkansas LHP Hunter Holland (4-1, 3.50 ERA) vs. Ole Miss RHP Jack Dougherty (2-2, 5.79 ERA)
Friday: Arkansas TBA vs. Ole Miss LHP Xavier Rivas (4-2, 5.61 ERA)
Saturday: Arkansas TBA vs. Ole Miss RHP JT Quinn (3-0, 5.79 ERA)
~ Arkansas is ranked by the top six college baseball polls:
D1Baseball – No. 5 (+1)
Perfect Game – No. 5 (0)
NCBWA – No. 5 (+1)
USA Today Coaches – No. 5 (+1)
College Baseball – No. 7 (0)
Baseball America – No. 5 (+2)
~ Arkansas leads the all-time series against Ole Miss 57-52 and the Razorbacks have won the last three regular-season series against the Rebels.
~ Friday’s game against Ole Miss will be the 110th meeting between the two teams. The Rebels will be the fourth team for which Arkansas has played 110 or more times (Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State are the other three).
~ Arkansas and Ole Miss have met 24 times since 2017, the most for an Arkansas opponent in that span.
~ Arkansas is seeking back-to-back road series victories against the Rebels for the first time since 2008 and 2010.
~ Arkansas has hit a home run in 24 straight games and 48 home runs in 28 games played this season. Jared Wegner has 12 home runs, leading the team.
Some notes courtesy of Arkansas Communications