Van Horn ahead of Razorbacks starting fall series at Baum-Walker on Friday

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Arkansas opens the team’s fall series on Friday afternoon inside the friendly confines of Baum-Walker Stadium.

The roster has been divided into two teams, with student assistant DJ Baxendale and volunteer assistant coach Bobby Wernes coaching the competing squads.

The series opens Friday at 3 p.m. but due to Covid-19 fans will not be allowed to attend the fall series this year.

Beginning on Sunday the series will be available on SEC Network+ starting with Game 2 at 1 p.m.

The two teams will square off in a seven-game series with the intent to play all seven games. All seven games are scheduled for seven innings.

The Razorbacks are coming off a shortened season that saw the team go 11-5 before the remainder of the season was canceled due to the pandemic.

The Hogs were led by Heston Kjerstad and Casey Martin, who were both picked in the limited Major League Baseball Draft in June. Kjerstad was picked second overall by Baltimore with Martin going in the third round to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Van Horn’s Hogs return six players that started at least 13 of the team’s 16 games, including outfielder Christian Franklin who hit .381 with eight extra-base hits.

On the mound, the team returns seven arms that started games last spring, including weekend starters Connor Noland and Patrick Wicklander.

Game – Date – Time – Starting Pitchers (Red vs. Black)
Game 1 – Friday, Oct. 16 – 3 p.m. – LHP Caden Monke vs. RHP Connor Noland
Game 2 – Sunday, Oct. 18 – 1 p.m. on SECN+ – RHP Kole Ramage vs. RHP Caleb Bolden
Game 3 – Monday, Oct. 19 – 3 p.m. on SECN+ – RHP Zebulon Vermillion vs. LHP Patrick Wicklander
Game 4 – Wednesday, Oct. 21 – 3 p.m. on SECN+ – RHP Blake Adams vs. RHP Jaxon Wiggins
Game 5 – Friday, Oct. 23 – 3 p.m. on SECN+ – LHP Lael Lockhart vs. RHP Will McEntire
Game 6 – Saturday, Oct. 24 – 1 p.m. on SECN+ – TBA vs. TBA
Game 7 – Sunday, Oct. 25 – 1 p.m. on SECN+ – TBA vs. TBA

Red TeamBlack Team
Position PlayersPosition Players
1 Robert Moore4 Jalen Battles
3 Zack Gregory5 Jacob Nesbit
6 Michael Brooks7 Cayden Wallace
8 Braydon Webb9 Clayton Gray
10 Matt Goodheart11 Cason Tollett
12 Casey Opitz15 Dylan Leach
14 Cullen Smith19 Charlie Welch
16 Zac White24 Bryce Matthews
17 Brady Slavens25 Christian Franklin
44 Jackson Cobb26 Ethan Bates
PitchersPitchers
18 Lael Lockhart13 Connor Noland
21 Jacob Burton20 Elijah Trest
27 Blake Adams22 Jaxon Wiggins
28 Kole Ramage*29 Nate Wohlgemuth
32 Zack Morris31 Caleb Bolden
34 Nick Griffin33 Patrick Wicklander
35 Ryan Costeiu39 Evan Taylor
36 Peyton Pallette40 Corey Spain
37 Caden Monke41 Will McEntire
38 Mark Adamiak43 Miller Pleimann
48 Heston Tole45 Kevin Kopps
49 Liam Henry46 Tyler Cacciatori
50 Matthew Magre52 Louis Stallone
58 Evan Gray55 Gabriel Starks
59 Issac Bracken57 Nathan Rintz
88 Zebulon Vermillion* also listed as an outfielder

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