Arkansas’ Road to Omaha begins against NJIT
FAYETTEVILLE, ark. – Post-season baseball is finally back at Baum Walker Stadium.
No. 1 Arkansas, hosting a regional league for the fourth year in a row and ninth overall, takes its trip to the College World Series against NJIT on Friday, June 4th at 2:00 pm.
The Razorbacks, the SEC regular season and tournament champion, took first place in the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history. Arkansas is in the top eight seeds for the fifth time and also received a top eight seed in 2004, 2007, 2018 and 2019.
With a win at the start of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional, Arkansas would play the winner of the Friday night game between Nebraska and Northeastern on Saturday, June 5th at 8:00 p.m.
NCAA Fayetteville regional timetable
Friday 4th June
Game 1 – NJIT vs. Arkansas – 2:00 PM – ESPN3 – Listen – Live Statistics
Game 2 – Nebraska vs. Northeast – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 5th June
Game 3 – Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser – 2:00 p.m.
Game 4 – Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 – 20:00
Sunday June 6th
Game 5 – Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 – 2:00 p.m.
Game 6 – Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 – 8:00 p.m.
Monday June 7th (if required)
Game 7 – If the winner of game 5 wins Game 6 – 6:00 p.m. (times are subject to change)
Matches & history
NJIT RHP Tyler Stafflinger (6-5, 3.77 ERA) vs. Arkansas RHP Caleb Bolden (2-0, 4.43 ERA)
Arkansas has never played against NJIT, which is making its NCAA tournament debut. The Highlanders received America East Conference automatic bid after the league’s championship game was wet. NJIT was the only undefeated team in the tournament.
Friday’s Arkansas-NJIT competition will be streamed nationwide on ESPN3, with Steve Lenox (play-by-play) and Lance Cormier (analyst) attending the conference call. Fans can watch via WatchESPN or the ESPN app.
The game can also be heard on Learfield / IMG’s Razorback Sports Network, including locally in Fayetteville on 92.1 FM. Phil Elson and Bubba Carpenter will have the call.
Conway – KASR-FM 92.7
El Dorado – KELD-AM 107.1 (FM translator)
Fayetteville – KQSM-FM 92.1
Waldstadt – KXJK-AM 950
Forrest City – KXJK-FM 106.5
Fort Smith – KERX-FM 95.3
Little Rock – KABZ-FM 103.7
Marshall – KBCN-FM 104.3
Mena – KTTG-FM 96.3
Rogers – KURM-FM 100.3
Stuttgart – KWAK-FM 105.5
Texarkana, TX – KKTK-AM 1400
Death, taxes, pigs are number 1
Arkansas remained the unanimous No. 1 in college baseball for week 16 of the season, topping all six major polls released prior to the NCAA tournament. Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, D1Baseball, NCBWA, Perfect Game, and USA Today each kept the Razorbacks at the top of their respective rankings for the seventh consecutive week.
It is the tenth time this season that Arkansas has been the nation’s undisputed No. 1 team, and the 14th straight week that the Hogs have claimed the top spot in at least one of six polls. The Razorbacks ranked # 1 in Baseball America’s Top 25 poll for 14 consecutive weeks, the longest run of its kind since 1998. Stanford topped the list for the first 15 weeks of the season.
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