Arkansas baseball is fighting for the SEC West title and the right to host an NCAA Tournament regional this weekend as it travels for a series against Alabama. The No. 5 Razorbacks took Game 1 on Thursday 7-3 but lost Game 2 on Friday 8-6.
The rubber match is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. CT (SECN+). Arkansas will start righthander Jaxon Wiggins (6-2, 5.31 ERA), and Alabama will go with lefty Grayson Hitt (4-3, 5.02).
The No. 5 Razorbacks are tied with Texas A&M for the division lead. The Aggies’ results against Ole Miss this weekend will also impact the standings.
As for NCAA Tournament implications, Arkansas is widely projected to host a regional. However, the Razorbacks aren't currently expected to earn a top-eight national seed, meaning they wouldn't host super regionals.
That could change if Arkansas (38-15, 18-11 SEC) wins the series against Alabama (28-25, 11-17).
Arkansas baseball at Alabama: Live score updates
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