Scouting Report: Vandy hopes to sweep Hogs

The Vanderbilt Commodores (20-7, 5-4 SEC) travel to Arkansas (24-6, 4-5 SEC) for a crucial SEC three game series. Last week Vanderbilt took won 2 of 3 in a series against Ole Miss while the Hogs lost 2 of 3 at Auburn. <P>

Arkansas Hitting- Arkansas is the number two hitting team in the SEC with a squad batting average of .324. The Hogs are led by Danny Hamblin who is batting .340 with 24 RBIs and 4 home runs.

Casey Rowlett .473, 1 HR
Scott Bridges .410, 3 HR
Clint Arnold .330, 0 HR
Scott Hode .321, 1 HR
Jake Dugger .293, 7 HR
Clay Goodwin .279, 4 HR

Arkansas Pitching- Nick Schmidt, who sports a 2.68 ERA, is the Razorback ace. The Hogs have had some problems with consistency in their pitching game and hope to make improvements against Vanderbilt.

Nick Schmidt 2.68 4-1
James Gilbert 3.03 3-0
Shaun Seibert 3.52 3-1
Charley Boyce 5.12 5-4

Friday, April 8, 7:05 p.m. - Baum Stadium
Probable Starting Pitchers
Arkansas: 33 Nick Schmidt, LHP (4-1, 2.68 ERA)
Vanderbilt: 11 Jensen Lewis, RHP (5-1, 0.96 ERA)

Saturday, April 9, 3:05 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers
Arkansas: TBA
Vanderbilt: 21 Ryan Mullins, LHP (3-0, 3.49 ERA)

Sunday, April 10, 1:05 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers
Arkansas: TBA
Vanderbilt: 14 David Price, LHP (2-0, 1.19 ERA)


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