Hogs Host Grambling to Begin 12-Game Homestand

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – No. 2 Arkansas (5-2) begins a 12-game homestand, its longest of the regular season, when it plays host to Southwestern Athletic Conference opponent Grambling (1-6) on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Baum-Walker Stadium.

First pitch between the Tigers and Razorbacks, who are off to a 5-2 start or better through their first seven games for the 22nd consecutive season under head coach Dave Van Horn, is scheduled for 3 p.m. on SEC Network+.

Last season, Arkansas also began the year with a 5-2 record before reeling off 15 consecutive wins – their longest in-season winning streak of the Van Horn era. The 15-game winning streak was also the longest in-season winning streak in program history since the Razorbacks won their first 18 games of the 1996 season.

Monday, Feb. 26
Grambling vs. #2 Arkansas – 3 p.m. – SEC Network+ListenLive Stats

On the Mound
Monday, Feb. 26
Grambling – RHP Carlos Peguero (0-1, 11.25 ERA)
Arkansas – LHP Colin Fisher (1-1, 0.00 ERA)

Tune In
Brett Dolan (play-by-play) and Logan Forsythe (analyst) will have the call of Tuesday afternoon’s game on SEC Network+. Forsythe, a Razorback great and former big leaguer, will make his color commentating debut after recently joining Razorback Sports Network as a backup TV analyst. A 10-year MLB veteran, Forsythe was an All-SEC infielder for the Hogs from 2006-08 before he was selected by the San Diego Padres in the first round of the 2008 draft.

Tuesday’s game against Grambling 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 Bubba Carpenter (analyst) on the call. A full list of radio affiliates is available here.

History Lesson
Arkansas and Grambling are set to meet on the diamond for the 11th time in history. The Razorbacks boast a perfect 10-0 overall series record against the Tigers, including a 9-0 mark in games played at Baum-Walker Stadium.

Fisher the Fabulous Freshman
True freshman left-hander Colin Fisher is slated to make his second collegiate start on the mound in Tuesday’s game. The Noble, Okla., native is 1-1 with a 0.00 ERA, 10 strikeouts and zero earned runs allowed over the first 7.1 innings of his career.

The reigning SEC Co-Freshman of the Week, Fisher made his collegiate debut in a start against James Madison, twirling five shutout innings with four strikeouts to earn his first collegiate win. His second appearance came in relief against Oklahoma State in the Kubota College Baseball Series at Globe Life Field, where he struck out six over 2.1 innings.

Fisher’s six-strikeout performance against the Cowboys contributed to the Razorback pitching staff’s 25 total strikeouts that broke the program record of 23, which was set one night earlier in Arkansas’ win over No. 7 Oregon State.

Home Sweet Baum-Walker
The Razorbacks are 3-1 inside the friendly confines of Baum-Walker Stadium this season. Arkansas took three-of-four game against James Madison on Opening Weekend, its 28th consecutive non-conference home weekend series win.

Last season, Arkansas went 32-6 (.842 winning percentage) at Baum-Walker Stadium. It was the Razorbacks’ fourth 30-win season at home since the stadium opened in 1996. Excluding the shortened 2020 campaign, the Hogs have won 28 games or more at home in six consecutive seasons, including a program-record 34 wins in 2018.

Season: Home Record // Overall Record (Postseason)
2017: 29-8 // 45-19 (Regional)
2018: 34-4 // 48-21 (College World Series)
2019: 33-7 // 46-20 (College World Series)
2020: N/A // N/A
2021: 30-8 // 50-13 (Super Regional)
2022: 28-7 // 46-21 (College World Series)
2023: 32-6 // 43-18 (Regional)
2024: 3-1 // TBD

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