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Hogs' lefty looks better than he feels in first start

By Tom Murphy

This article was published March 9, 2017 at 2:35 a.m.

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Arkansas starter Kacey Murphy reacts after right fielder Jake Arledge crashes into the wall to make a catch against Louisiana-Monroe Wednesday, March 8, 2017, during the fourth inning at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

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Arkansas vs. Rhode Island

WHEN 3 p.m. Friday

WHERE Baum Stadium, Fayetteville

RECORDS Rhode Island 5-6; Arkansas 10-3

TV None

INTERNET SEC Network Plus

RADIO Razorback Sports Network. Not all games will be carried by affiliates. Check local listings.

PITCHING MATCHUP Rhode Island LHP Tyler Wilson (1-1, 6.59 ERA); Arkansas RHP Blaine Knight (1-1, 2.40 ERA)

SHORT HOPS Arkansas catcher Grant Koch has 19 RBI to trail only Texas A&M’s Braden Shewmake (20) in the SEC. … Arkansas’ Jake Arledge boosted his batting average 44 points to .350 with a 3 for 4 performance, while Luke Bonfield increased his average 43 points to .265 by going 3 for 3 on Wednesday. … The Razorbacks’ leading hitter, Carson Shaddy, went 0 for 4 but is batting .372. … Arkansas relievers Matt Cronin and Jacob Kostyshock combined for five strikeouts and no hits allowed while finishing up with two innings apiece. … The Razorbacks and Rhode Island will meet for the first time in a three-game series this weekend.

THE WEEK AHEAD

TODAY Off

FRIDAY Rhode Island, 3 p.m.

SATURDAY Rhode Island, 2 p.m.

SUNDAY Rhode Island, 1 p.m.

MONDAY Off

TUESDAY Alcorn State, 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY Alcorn State, 3 p.m.

Kacey Murphy was feeling ill when he took the hill for his first college start Wednesday.

Up next

Arkansas vs. Rhode Island

WHEN 3 p.m. Friday

WHERE Baum Stadium, Fayetteville

RECORDS Rhode Island 5-6; Arkansas 10-3

TV None

INTERNET SEC Network Plus

RADIO Razorback Sports Network. Not all games will be carried by affiliates. Check local listings.

PITCHING MATCHUP Rhode Island LHP Tyler Wilson (1-1, 6.59 ERA); Arkansas RHP Blaine Knight (1-1, 2.40 ERA)

SHORT HOPS Arkansas catcher Grant Koch has 19 RBI to trail only Texas A&M’s Braden Shewmake (20) in the SEC. … Arkansas’ Jake Arledge boosted his batting average 44 points to .350 with a 3 for 4 performance, while Luke Bonfield increased his average 43 points to .265 by going 3 for 3 on Wednesday. … The Razorbacks’ leading hitter, Carson Shaddy, went 0 for 4 but is batting .372. … Arkansas relievers Matt Cronin and Jacob Kostyshock combined for five strikeouts and no hits allowed while finishing up with two innings apiece. … The Razorbacks and Rhode Island will meet for the first time in a three-game series this weekend.

THE WEEK AHEAD

TODAY Off

FRIDAY Rhode Island, 3 p.m.

SATURDAY Rhode Island, 2 p.m.

SUNDAY Rhode Island, 1 p.m.

MONDAY Off

TUESDAY Alcorn State, 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY Alcorn State, 3 p.m.

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