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Arkansas puts hot streak on line with games against Memphis

Arkansas looks to extend a four-game winning streak Tuesday when they host Memphis at Baum Stadium at 6:30 p.m.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas looks to extend a four-game winning streak Tuesday when they host Memphis at Baum Stadium at 6:30 p.m.

The two teams will then play a single game on Wednesday in North Little Rock at Dickey-Stephens Park, as the Razorbacks have done annually for the last seven seasons. Game time for Wednesday is also set for 6:30 p.m.

Follow Live
Tuesday’s game can be seen on SEC Network+ via the WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com. Alex Perlman (PXP) and Troy Eklund (Analyst) will be calling the action. Wednesday’s game will not have any television coverage. However, both games against Memphis will be on the radio via the Razorback Sports Network with Phil Elson (PXP) calling both games. Rick Schaeffer (Analyst) will join him for Tuesday’s game only.

Probable Starters
Tue. | 6:30 p.m. | (ARK) RHP Barrett Loseke (3-0, 2.95 ERA, 25/12 K/BB) vs. (UM) RHP Jonathan Bowlan (3-4, 4.15 ERA, 43/19 K/BB)

Wed. | 6:30 p.m. | (ARK) TBA vs. (UM) TBA

Hogs Get Memphis For a Two-Game Midweek Series
With a series sweep of Georgia behind it, Arkansas will go for its 10th-straight midweek win on Tuesday when it hosts Memphis at Baum Stadium. The Hogs won their lone game against the Tigers last year in Memphis, and have been winners of eight of their last nine in the series. This will be the first meeting between the two teams in Fayetteville since 1994, but Wednesday’s game at Dickey-Stephens Park will be third between the two teams in North Little Rock, Arkansas since 2011.

Bonfield Named SEC Player of the Week
Junior outfielder Luke Bonfield was named the SEC Player of the Week on Monday after hitting .400 over the last four games with two home runs and 11 RBIs. The New Jersey native was a tough out over the weekend against Georgia, going 5-for-14 (.357) at the plate with four of those hits coming with runners on base and three with two outs. His two-out home run in the seventh inning of game two against Georgia completed a two-run comeback to give the Hogs their first lead of the game, which they would go on to win, 5-4, in 10 innings.

Lethal With Two Outs
Arkansas has been one of the SEC’s best hitting teams with outs this year. In just the series against Georgia, Hog hitters hit .409 with two outs and .385 with runners on base. In Friday’s 5-4, 10-inning victory, all of the Razorbacks’ runs except the winning run were scored with two outs, including Luke Bonfield’s go-ahead home run in the seventh. Overall, Arkansas is hitting .289 with two outs as a team and Jake Arledge leads all players with 16 hits in 33 at-bats (.485) with two outs.

Rankings Check
Arkansas continues to move up in the national rankings after a perfect 4-0 weekend that included wins over Missouri State and a series sweep against Georgia. The Razorbacks are as high as No. 9 in the nation according to Collegiate Baseball magazine this week, its highest in any poll this season. The Hogs also moved up to No. 18 in the NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), the fifth-highest team in the SEC.

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