Before getting back to SEC action, Western Division tri-leader Arkansas has a little neighborhood brawl in Tulsa.
The Razorbacks (26-9, 8-7) will travel to face ORU (17-13) Tuesday night in a 6:35 p.m. game that will be televised CST.
"Like usual, they are good," Razorback head coach Dave Van Horn said. "…We'll go over there and I'll mix up the line-up again and get some guys some playing time. Hopefully we will go over there and play well and then come back and get ready to head up to Kentucky."
It's the 99th time the two foes have met on the diamond with the Razorbacks currently riding a three-game win streak in the series.
"They are a good team and always give us fits," Arkansas catcher James McCann said. "They are always going to be a solid club. We have got to come out and put them away early so we can get out of there with a win."
Neither team has announced a starting pitcher.
"I am not sure yet and I am sure we are going to piece that one together," Van Horn said. "We went through our pitching pretty good."
Van Horn – whose team had its eight-game winning streak end Sunday while trying to sweep Mississippi State - noted that the mid-week games are key for reserves trying to crack the weekend line-up.
"If you go over there and play well and we've got some guy in our line-up that are struggling a little bit," Van Horn said, "and you are ready to hit or make a play – whatever the case may be – it moves you to the top of the list a little bit. You might get a chance to get in on the weekend. (Jake) Wise took advantage of that yesterday and really helped us out."
Arkansas' eight-game winning streak brought it out of a 3-6 start in league play to tied for first with Alabama and Ole Miss for the SEC West lead.
McCann said the streak has given the Razorbacks confidence heading into the second half of the SEC's 30-game league slate.
"It's a real good feeling to be able to reel off eight games," McCann said. "To know that we can put together a big-time streak like that is good."
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