Claremore Daily Progress

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March 22, 2013

BASEBALL: Hogs battle South Carolina in 3-game series

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The 17th-ranked Arkansas baseball team faces its first true road test of the 2013 season this weekend as it travels to Columbia, S.C., to face the No. 6 South Carolina Gamecocks. Game times for the weekend series are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, 2:15 p.m. on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Friday’s game will be televised by CSS, while Saturday’s game will be available on FSN. Both games will also be available on ESPN3.com. A video stream of Sunday’s game will be available for a fee through GamecocksOnline.com. All three games of the series will be available on the Razorback Baseball Radio Network from IMG. Three-time Arkansas Sportscaster of the Year Chuck Barrett will have the call. A live blog and live stats for each game will be available on ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Fans can also follow updates of each game on @RazorbackBSB, the official Twitter account of the Razorback baseball team.

Arkansas enters the series vs. the Gamecocks with a 14-7 overall record and a 1-2 mark in league play after dropping two of three games to then-No. 8 Ole Miss last weekend at Baum Stadium. The Razorbacks hit .216 as a team vs. the Rebels, while the pitching staff had a team ERA of 2.90.

Joe Serrano led the Razorbacks at the plate in the series vs. Ole Miss, hitting .500 with three RBI and two runs scored. Matt Vinson went 5-for-14 over the three games with a RBI and a run scored. Jacob Mahan reached base seven times in the series, scoring four runs and posting an on-base percentage of .467.

For the season, the Razorbacks are batting .284 as a team. Tyler Spoon leads Arkansas at the plate, hitting .346 with three homers and 26 RBI. Vinson is batting .324 with six RBI, while Mahan has a .322 batting average with a home run and nine RBI. Brian Anderson is batting .321 and has driven in 16 runs, while Serrano is swinging the bat at a .313 clip with a home run and 11 RBI.

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