O-State to take on Arkansas

Oklahoma State (24-13, 4-4 Big 12) vs. No. 19/20 Arkansas (25-13, 10-5 SEC) April 20 • 7:05 p.m. Baum Stadium (5,777) • Fayetteville, Ark. <BR><BR> The Matchups: vs. Arkansas Tuesday, April 20 at 7:05 p.m. <BR><BR> All-Time Series: Oklahoma State leads 41-16.

Last Five Meetings: April 24, 2001 Oklahoma State 6, Arkansas 5 Tulsa, Okla. March 28, 2000 Oklahoma State 2, Arkansas 1 Fayetteville, Ark. March 21, 2000 Arkansas 10, Oklahoma State 4 Stillwater, Okla. April 1, 1998 Oklahoma State 7, Arkansas 3 Tulsa, Okla. May 23, 1996 Oklahoma State 6, Arkansas 5 Lubbock, Texas

Series Notes: Oklahoma State and Arkansas have not met since the 2001 season and this is the first contest in Fayetteville since 2000. The Cowboys have won four of the last five meetings.

Polls: Oklahoma State is ranked No. 31 in the NCBWA. Arkansas is ranked No. 19 in Collegiate Baseball and No. 20 in Baseball America.

The Coaches: OSU's Frank Anderson is 24-13 in his first season as head coach. UA's Dave Van Horn is 60-35 in his second season in Fayetteville. He is 645-284-1 in 16 years overall.

Radio: KSPI 93.7 FM Rex Holt (Play-by-Play) is in his 22nd season.

What's On Tap Oklahoma State renews an old rivalry as the Cowboys travel to Fayetteville, Ark., to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. The teams have met 57 times previously on the diamond, and last played in the 2001 campaign.

About Arkansas Arkansas is 25-13 overall and 10-5 in the SEC after taking two of three from Vanderbilt on the road over the weekend. The Razorbacks are ranked as high as No. 19 in the national polls and have won seven of their last 10 games. Former Nebraska skipper Dave Van Horn is in his second season at Arkansas and led the team to a NCAA regional appearance last year. Third baseman Clay Goodwin leads the Hogs with a .364 batting average to go along with four homers and 20 RBIs. Designated hitter Danny Hamblin and left fielder Jake Dugger pace the club with six homers, while infielder Scott Hode is the top RBI man with 36. The Arkansas pitching staff sports a 3.88 ERA with 257 strikeouts and 110 walks in 345.2 innings pitched. Tuesday's starter is still to be determined.

Broadcast Info Every Oklahoma State game will be broadcast this season on the KSPI network of stations. Rex Holt, host of the extremely popular "The Game" talk radio show, will once again call all of the action for the Cowboys. All the games for the rest of the season can be heard on KSPI 93.7 FM. This season, fans can also catch the audio action for free on the internet through www.okstate.com. All of the Cowboy home games and select road games will also have a live video feed through the Cowboy MVP subscription service through www.okstate.com.

Cowboy Notes Oklahoma State is second in the Big 12 in team batting average at .316 ... Spencer Grogan leads the Big 12 in wins (9) and innings pitched (83) ... Grogan and Thomas Cowley are No. 1 and No.2 in the Big 12 in complete games with four and two respectively ... The Cowboys recorded its first conference series sweep since taking three from Kansas State on April 4-6 of last year ... The Cowboys have never lost a Big 12 series to Kansas State ... OSU will play 11 of its next 15 games in the state of Oklahoma ... The Pokes only have three more midweek games on the schedule (at Arkansas 4/20, vs. Western Illinois 5/18-19) ... with the final game of the Baylor series rained out, OSU is currently scheduled to finish one game under the NCAA maximum of 56 games ... Five of the Cowboys nine offensive starters are in the top 20 in the conference in batting average ... Ty Wright's walk off homer was the teams first since Jeff Salazar did it to the Jayhawks on March 29, 2002.

Coach Anderson Radio Show Fans can listen to coach Frank Anderson on his weekly radio show every Monday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on 93.7 KSPI FM. The show will be hosted by Rex Holt and will take place at Freddie Paul's Steakhouse in Stillwater. Coach Anderson's weekly television show made its debut last week on stations throughout the state. The show, co-hosted by Tom Dirato, features highlights, analysis and feature stories with the Cowboy baseball team. The show can be seen in Stillwater on KWEM on Friday's at 8 p.m. and Saturday's at 6:30 p.m. Fans in Oklahoma City can tune in to the show on KSBI on Sunday at 8 p.m., while KSWO in Lawton will show it on Friday's at 8 p.m.

On Deck After the midweek contest against Arkansas, the Cowboys head out of state for a three game Big 12 series against Kansas State. The Cowboys and Wildcats will open on Friday at 7 p.m. at Meyers Field, with a 2 p.m. start slated for Saturday. The teams will close out the series at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Kansas State is 21-16 overall and 2-10 in the Big 12 after getting swept by Texas Tech in Lubbock over the weekend. The Wildcats will take on Sterling College Wednesday before hosting the Pokes.

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