Arkansas Set to Meet Gonzaga in Single Game Wednesday after Rain Out Tuesday

Heavy rains washed out Tuesday's scheduled baseball game with Arkansas and Gonzaga. They will try again Wednesday at 3:05 p.m.

The two-game set between Arkansas and Gonzaga at Baum Stadium is now down to one game. Rain washed out the scheduled game Tuesday.

Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said it will just be a single game on Wednesday now, with hope for a 3:05 p.m. start. There is still rain in the forecast for Wednesday.

"We've looked at the newest forecast," Van Horn said Tuesday afternoon, "and it looks like rain in the morning and rain for the evening, but there is a window in the middle of the day. We'll try to get it in, but who knows."

There was no real desire by either team in playing two on Wednesday.

"They have to travel the next day for a series in San Antonio," Van Horn said. "So they didn't want to play 18 innings tomorrow. I don't either."

The Hogs (10-2) have been blessed with great weather for their first 12 games.

"This is just the way it is when you are trying to play in what really still is winter," he said. "You just have this kind of a day."

Van Horn said the Hogs have a few injuries and some sickness and could use a day off.

"It's probably good," he said. "We need to rest some guys."

Van Horn will start lefthanded pitcher Weston Rogers (`1-0), as was scheduled for Tuesday. Gonzaga (5-6) will start righthander Gage Burland. It appears junior Alex Gosser will get his first start at catcher. Gosser has been out with a foot injury.

"We had a talk and he said he's close to 100 percent," Van Horn said. "He's not a runner so it probably doesn't matter. I wanted to get him a start this week (at catcher) and so it will be tomorrow."

Van Horn said the weekend rotation will be Dominic Taccolini and Keaton McKinney with Sunday to be announced. Rogers could be in the rotation the following weekend when the Hogs open SEC play at South Carolina.

"If (Rogers) does well, we'll probably come back with him on Tuesday and then start him on Sunday at Carolina," Van Horn said. "As far as this Sunday, we'll pitch who is available, piece it together."

The lineup Van Horn turned in for Tuesday had Jake Alredge in left, Carson Shaddy at third, Clark Eagan in center, Rick Nomura at second, Austin Catron at DH, Chad Spanberger in right, Michael Bernal at shortstop and Gosser catching.


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