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ARKANSAS VS. TEXAS: Complete Hogs set to swing for a title

By Tom Murphy

This article was published June 17, 2018 at 3:39 a.m.

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Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn follows batting practice at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 15, 2018. Arkansas plays Texas on Sunday in the NCAA College World Series baseball tournament. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Today’s game

Arkansas vs. Texas

WHAT College World Series

WHEN 1 p.m. Central

WHERE TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Neb.

RECORDS Arkansas 44-19, Texas 42-20

SERIES RECORD Texas leads 74-35

STARTING PITCHERS Arkansas RHP Blaine Knight (12-0, 2.84 ERA); Texas RHP Nolan Kingham (7-4, 4.67)

COACHES Dave Van Horn (639-362 in 16th season at Arkansas, 1,224-602 in 30th season overall); David Pierce (81-46 in second season at Texas, 278-154 in seventh season overall)

RADIO Razorback Sports Network. Check local listings.

TV ESPN

SHORT HOPS The winner advances to the 6 p.m. game Tuesday and the loser plays at 1 p.m. Tuesday in an elimination game. … Arkansas beat Texas 13-4 and 7-5 this season on March 13-14 at Baum Stadium. … Kacey Murphy won the first game behind a seven-run third inning, allowing two runs in six innings. … Freshman Caleb Bolden won the second game in relief, throwing three scoreless innings behind Hunter Milligan. … Arkansas 1B Jordan McFarland hasn’t started a game since May 19 at Georgia, as senior Jared Gates has seized the position. However, McFarland has a team-high .571 batting average among players with at least five at-bats against the Longhorns this year, as he went 4 for 7 with 5 RBI.

Dave Van Horn has taken seven teams to the College World Series, and they've fit many different descriptions.

Today’s game

Arkansas vs. Texas

WHAT College World Series

WHEN 1 p.m. Central

WHERE TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Neb.

RECORDS Arkansas 44-19, Texas 42-20

SERIES RECORD Texas leads 74-35

STARTING PITCHERS Arkansas RHP Blaine Knight (12-0, 2.84 ERA); Texas RHP Nolan Kingham (7-4, 4.67)

COACHES Dave Van Horn (639-362 in 16th season at Arkansas, 1,224-602 in 30th season overall); David Pierce (81-46 in second season at Texas, 278-154 in seventh season overall)

RADIO Razorback Sports Network. Check local listings.

TV ESPN

SHORT HOPS The winner advances to the 6 p.m. game Tuesday and the loser plays at 1 p.m. Tuesday in an elimination game. … Arkansas beat Texas 13-4 and 7-5 this season on March 13-14 at Baum Stadium. … Kacey Murphy won the first game behind a seven-run third inning, allowing two runs in six innings. … Freshman Caleb Bolden won the second game in relief, throwing three scoreless innings behind Hunter Milligan. … Arkansas 1B Jordan McFarland hasn’t started a game since May 19 at Georgia, as senior Jared Gates has seized the position. However, McFarland has a team-high .571 batting average among players with at least five at-bats against the Longhorns this year, as he went 4 for 7 with 5 RBI.

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