Malvern Daily Record

SEC West Foes No. 5 Arkansas, Ole Miss tangle this weekend


FAYETTEVIL­LE – The top team in the SEC Western Division will get a look at the bottom of it.

SEC West leader No. 5 Arkansas (32-9, 12-6 SEC) hosts Ole Miss (23-17, 6-12), the division’s bottom-dweller, in a three-game set this weekend at Baum-walker Stadium. First pitch in the opener between the Razorbacks and Rebels is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, on SEC Network+.

Two of the three contests will broadcast on national television, including the series finale on ESPN – the only scheduled ESPN appearance for an SEC baseball game during the 2022 season. Arkansas, winners of a conference-leading 11 consecutiv­e SEC home series, vies for its first home series win against Ole Miss since 2015 this weekend.


6:30 p.m. Friday, April 29

vs. Ole Miss – SEC Network+

Noon Sunday, May 1 vs. Ole Miss – ESPN


Game 1

Ole Miss RHP Dylan Delucia (3-0, 4.40 ERA) vs. Arkansas RHP Connor Noland (5-2, 2.54 ERA)

Game 2

Ole Miss LHP Hunter Elliott (1-3, 3.19 ERA) vs. Arkansas LHP Hagen Smith (6-2, 3.83 ERA)

Game 3

Ole Miss RHP Derek Diamond (3-3, 6.29 ERA) vs. Arkansas RHP Jaxon Wiggins (5-1, 5.55 ERA)

Since 1960, Arkansas is 54-49 overall against Ole Miss, including a 24-22 mark in games played in Fayettevil­le.

Arkansas enters this weekend seeking its first home series win against Ole Miss since 2015. The Hogs, who won last year’s series in Oxford, have won back-to-back series over the Rebels since the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

Arkansas has not sweep Ole Miss in Fayettevil­le since the 1999 campaign.

Series History

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