Arkansas And Wichita State Set For Friday Night Exhibition
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas baseball team will play its first of two fall exhibitions when it takes on the Wichita State Shockers tomorrow at Baum Stadium. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. and both teams are expected to compete for 14 innings throughout the night.
2018 Fall Exhibition Schedule
Oct. 5 – vs. Wichita State (6 p.m.)
Oct. 12 – at Little Rock (4:30 p.m.)
Admission to tomorrow’s game will be free. The Razorbacks are asking each fan to bring non-perishable food items and new or gently used coats to benefit the Salvation Army and the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Campus Food Pantry, who will be collecting these items at the stadium gates.
Seating throughout the stadium will be first-come, first-serve and parking will be free. The Hog Pen will also be open. Gates will open at 5 p.m.
Light concessions will be available via cash only and fans will also be allowed to bring in outside food and beverages with the exception of alcohol. No coolers will be allowed in the main seating bowl, but will be allowed in the Hog Pen.
Arkansas was the national runner-up from a year ago, its second national runner-up finish in school history and returns 14 letterwinners from the 2018 squad.
Head coach Dave Van Horn enters his 17th season at the helm of the baseball team and is coming off his best season as the head Hog as he guided the Razorbacks to their ninth College World Series and seventh of his career.
Arkansas finished 2018 with 48 wins, the most in a season under Van Horn, and hosted its seventh NCAA Regional and third Super Regional in school history at Baum Stadium.
Wichita State, coached by former Arkansas assistant Todd Butler, are a 35-win team from a year ago and facing Arkansas for only the second time since 2007. The Razorbacks and Shockers faced each other one time during the 2013 NCAA Manhattan (Kansas) Regional and were regular opponents almost every year during the 1990s and early 2000s.
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