• Ryan Day


After a midweek sweep over Little Rock,it's time for the top-ranked Razorback baseball team to return to the road, where they are 8-1 this season away from Baum-Walker Stadium, with a trip to Ole Miss.

Baseball America has had Ole Miss ranked at No. 3 overall in the country for a little bit now, so this is not a team that Dave Van Horn will be taking lightly. What does this weekend's opponent do well, where are they weak, and how can Arkansas come out with another conference series win?

▶️ Shootout City. Ole Miss is scoring 7.59 runs a game and they're batting .285 as a team. Arkansas? Well, they're putting up 7.57 runs a game of their own and batting .278 as a team. Ole Miss has scored at least six runs in seven of their last 11 games but will reportedly be without slugger Tim Elko. Arkansas has scored at least six runs in 10 of their last 11 games. Look for the scoreboard operator to be busy in Oxford this weekend.

▶️ Watch The Corners. Razorback pitchers have the second-most walks in the conference. Ole Miss batters have the third-most walks. The bullpen needs to be careful not to give up too many free bases and let their fielders, who have an SEC-best .981 fielding percentage, do the work.

▶️ Extra! Extra! If there's a weak point with Ole Miss, it's their tendency to give up extra-base hits. They're giving up 1.4 doubles, 0.24 triples, and 0.86 home runs per game. All of those are worse than the conference average and the Razorbacks should take advantage.

You can listen to Kendall Rogers from D1Baseball.com preview the Razorbacks' chances over at The Razorback Daily.

Arkansas baseball travels to Ole Miss for a three-game away SEC series. The first game is tonight at 6:00pm CT on SEC Network+.

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