#8 Arkansas Hosts Army for Military Appreciation Day
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – No. 8 Arkansas (9-2) hosts Army (5-5) for Military Appreciation Day in a midweek matchup on Tuesday, March 7, at Baum-Walker Stadium. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. on SEC Network+.
Tuesday afternoon’s game will mark the first ever meeting between the Razorbacks and Black Knights. Arkansas is 3-1 all-time against the United States service academies, including a 2-0 record against Navy and a 1-1 mark against Air Force.
On the Mound
Tuesday, March 7
Army RHP Robbie Buecker (1-1, 2.16 ERA) vs. Arkansas LHP Parker Coil (0-0, 6.00 ERA)
Razorback left-hander Parker Coil will make his first career start on the mound in tomorrow afternoon’s game against the Black Knights. The true freshman from Edmond, Okla., has made three appearances out of the bullpen this season and owns a 6.00 ERA over three innings of work.
Brett Dolan (play-by-play) and Troy Eklund (analyst) will have the call of the midweek matchup against Army 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 former Razorback great Bubba Carpenter (analyst) on the call.
A full list of radio affiliates is available here.
In the Polls
Following the third week of the regular season, Arkansas stayed put as a consensus top-10 team in the polls.
Perfect Game – No. 3
NCBWA – No. 7
Collegiate Baseball – No. 8
D1Baseball – No. 8
USA Today Coaches – No. 8
Baseball America – No. 9
Salute to You
Arkansas has not squared off against a service academy since the 2003 season, Dave Van Horn’s first as the Razorback head coach. That year, the Hogs took on Navy in Memphis, Tenn., and pulled out a 10-9 win.
Peyton Stovall powered the Arkansas offense to a 4-0 record last week, including a series sweep against Wright State.
Stovall led the Hogs in nearly every major offensive category, slashing a team-leading .526/.550/1.105 (10-for-19) with five extra-base hits, including two doubles and three home runs, as well as seven RBI and eight runs scored. The Haughton, La., native had multiple hits in all four games and recorded at least one RBI in three of the four games.
Stovall swatted a home run in three consecutive games, clubbing solo shots against Illinois State (March 1) before doing so in back-to-back games against Wright State (March 3-4).