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Arkansas takes on Eastern Illinois to open 2020 Season

The wait is almost over….The #4 Arkansas Razorbacks open the 2020 season against Eastern Illinois for the second straight season. Lets take a look at some specifics for the opening series…

Here is a quick look at what to expect from Eastern Illinois

Projected Weekend Rotation

  • Friday: Jr. RHP Will Klein 6’5 225-Bloomington IN
  • Saturday: Jr. LHP Trevor Nicholson 5’10 180-Rend Lake College
  • Sunday: Sr. LHP Foster Anshutz 6’4 215-Iowa Central

Other Players to Watch

  • 3B Christian Pena-1st Team OVC. Lead Panthers with .381 average
  • C Ryan Knershield-Hit .335 and scored 36 runs in 2019
  • OF Grant Emme-Hit ,341 in 2019. Very athletic
  • P/OF Alex Stevenson-Team best 1.61 ERA in 2019. Versatile athlete

Razorback Projected Lineup

  • LF Brayden Webb
  • RF Heston Kjerstad
  • DH Matt Goodheart
  • SS Casey Martin
  • CF Christian Franklin
  • C Casey Opitz
  • 1B Cole Austin
  • 3B Jacob Nesbit
  • 2B Robert Moore

Opening Weekend Rotation

  • Friday: Soph. Connor Noland-Greenwood, AR
  • Saturday: Soph. Patrick Wicklander-San Jose, CA
  • Sunday: Fr. Blake Adams-Springdale, AR

Start Times are as follows, All Games available on SEC+

Friday 2PM

Saturday 2 PM

Sunday 1 PM