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Seeds planted: Hogs in position for home-field edge

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Photographs by Andy Shupe

Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn watches from the dugout prior to a game against Texas Tech on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Fayetteville.

Arkansas knows it is in the running for a top eight national seed for the NCAA baseball tournament with one week remaining in the regular season.

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NO. 6 ARKANSAS BASEBALL

AT NO. 13 GEORGIA

WHEN 6 p.m., today

WHERE Foley Field, Athens, Ga.

RECORDS Arkansas 36-15, 17-10 SEC; Georgia 35-16, 16-11

STARTING PITCHERS Arkansas RHP Blaine Knight (8-0, 2.87 ERA); Georgia RHP Chase Adkins (5-0, 4.46)

SERIES Arkansas leads 33-21 overall

RADIO Razorbacks Sports Network

TELEVISION ESPN2

SHORT HOPS

Knight and Adkins are two of the three remaining unbeaten SEC pitchers (along with Ole Miss’ James McArthur) with at least eight starts. … Arkansas LHP Kacey Murphy (6-4, 2.30 ERA) is second in SEC ERA behind Florida’s Brady Singer (10-1, 2.25). He’s scheduled to oppose RHP Emerson Hancock (6-4, 4.82 ERA) on Friday. … Saturday’s 11 a.m. finale is expected to pit Arkansas RHP Isaiah Campbell (4-5, 4.29) against lefty Kevin Smith (7-1, 3.25). … A chance of rain is in the forecast for all three games of the series. … Arkansas is tied for No. 1 in the SEC in hitting (.304), No. 3 in pitching (3.43 ERA) and No. 10 in fielding (.973). Georgia is No. 6 in the SEC in hitting (.286), No. 4 in pitching (3.66) and No. 7 in fielding (.979).

THE WEEK AHEAD

TODAY at Georgia 6 p.m.

FRIDAY at Georgia 6 p.m.

SATURDAY at Georgia, 11 a.m. (SECN)

SUNDAY Off

MONDAY Off

TUESDAY TBD

WEDNESDAY TBA at SEC Tournament

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