Razorbacks, Spartans Meet in Double Midweek Series at Baum-Walker Stadium

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Unanimous No. 1 Arkansas (27-3) kicks off a five-game week with a pair of midweek contests against Mountain West Conference foe San Jose State (12-19) on April 9-10 at Baum-Walker Stadium. First pitch in the double midweek series between the Razorbacks and Spartans is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, on SEC Network+.

Arkansas and San Jose State will meet for the first time in over 29 years when the two teams take the field Tuesday. The Hogs, led by legendary head coach Norm DeBriyn, defeated the Spartans twice during the 1995 season in San Jose, Calif.

Entering Tuesday, Arkansas is 23-1 at home this season and has won a program-record 21 consecutive games at Baum-Walker Stadium. The Hogs’ record for consecutive home wins is 27 at George Cole Field during the 1984-85 seasons.

Tuesday, April 9
San Jose State vs. #1 Arkansas – 6 p.m. – SEC Network+ListenLive Stats

Wednesday, April 10
San Jose State vs. #1 Arkansas – 3 p.m. – SEC Network+ListenLive Stats

On the Mound
Tuesday, April 9
San Jose State – RHP Keaton Chase (1-0, 8.69 ERA)
Arkansas – RHP Ben Bybee (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

Wednesday, April 10
San Jose State – TBA
Arkansas – LHP Colin Fisher (5-1, 2.25 ERA)

Tune In
Josh Haley (play-by-play) and Razorback great Troy Eklund (analyst) have the call of Tuesday and Wednesday’s games between Arkansas and San Jose State on SEC Network+. The series between the Hogs and Spartans 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 Razorback great and former big leaguer Bubba Carpenter on the call (analyst).

A full list of radio affiliates is available here.

History Lesson
Arkansas maintains a 2-0 overall series record against San Jose State. The two programs last met on the diamond in 1995, when the Razorbacks, led by legendary head coach Norm DeBriyn, defeated the Spartans twice in San Jose, Calif.

Home Sweet Baum-Walker
Arkansas, who is 23-1 (.958 winning percentage) inside the friendly confines of Baum-Walker Stadium this season, rides a program-record 21-game home winning streak into Tuesday night’s double midweek series opener. The Razorbacks’ record for consecutive home wins is 27 at George Cole Field, their ballpark from 1975-95, during the 1984-85 seasons.

The previous program record for the longest winning streak in Baum-Walker Stadium history was 16 wins in a row, which was accomplished by the 1997 Arkansas Razorbacks under legendary head coach Norm DeBriyn.

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

Hogs’ Hot Start
Arkansas is off to a blazing hot start through its first 30 games of the 2024 campaign. The Hogs boast a 27-3 overall record, their best 30-game start of the Dave Van Horn era and their most wins through 30 games in program history.

The Razorbacks’ 27 wins through their first 30 games of the season surpasses their 26-2-2 record in 1982, when Van Horn was the team’s starting second baseman, as well as the Southwest Conference Newcomer of the Year.

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