Baseball Faces Arkansas State, Followed by Central Arkansas
Arkansas State Head Coach: Tommy Raffo
Scouting the Red Wolves: (2014: 6-6, 0-0 Sun Belt)
Arkansas State opened the season with a three-game series sweep of Miami (OH) in Jonesboro, Ark. Since then the Red Wolves have earned victories over Illinos State (14-8 on Feb. 23), Southeast Missouri State and Alabama-Birmingham (5-3 on March 2).
The Red Wolves pitching staff is anchored by Bradley Wallace, a preseason All-Sun Belt selection. Wallace has a 3.21 ERA in three starts this season. However, has has only thrown 14.0 innings in his three appearances.
Like the Bluejays, the Red Wolves rely on their bullpen, getting 61 innings out of the pen.
Offensively the Red Wolves look to Zach George to ignite things as he leads the team with a .382 average and a team-high 14 runs scored. Matt Burgess is asked to anchor the middle, hitting .357 with a team-best 14 RBI.
Bluejays vs. Central Arkansas Series
Creighton and Central Arkansas have met five times, with the Bluejays holding a 4-1 series edge. Creighton won the last three meetings as the Bluejays swept a three-game series in Conway, Ark., during the 2012 season.
About Central Arkansas
Central Arkansas Head Coach: Allen Gum
Scouting the Bears (2014: 6-4, 0-0 Big 12)
After dropping three of its first four games, Central Arkansas has rebounded with six wins in seven contests.
The Bears enter a weekend series with Memphis on a three game winning streak, downing North Dakota twice and Illinois State (W, 7-0 on March 1).
Coming off a weekend series, both teams are likely to play Tuesday’s game as a bullpen outing. The Bears have a team ERA of 3.90 with 46 walks and 69 strikeouts. Central Arkansas turns to Ben Anchell in closing situations. The right handed junior has two saves in three appearances, allowing just one hit in 2.2 innings.
At the play the Bears hit .262 as a team, led by Doug Votolato (.375) and Tyler Langley (.333). The duo have 28 of UCA’s 87 hits on the season and have combined to score 19 of the Bears’ 66 runs. Langley also leads UCA with12 RBI in 2014.
Bluejays and Red Wolves will “Hang their Hats in Tennessee”
Due to the effects of a winter weather storm, the Creighton Baseball team’s weekend series at Arkansas State (March 7-9) has been relocated to Millington, Tenn. from March 8-10.
The series will now be played at USA Baseball Stadium in Millington, Tenn., current home of Southwest Tennessee Community College. In addition, the start of the series has been pushed back to Saturday, March 8 with the first game slated to begin at 6:30 pm, Sunday’s game will start at 1pm and the series finale will take place on Monday, March 10 at 5 pm