Beefed-up Benintendi gives Hogs more bang

Posted: April 10, 2015 at 2:30 a.m.

Andrew Benintendi of Arkansas connects with the ball against Mississippi Valley State during the fourth inning Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

Arkansas Coach Dave Van Horn would love to have Andrew Benintendi roaming center field and batting third for the Razorbacks next season, but he isn't counting on it.

TODAY’S GAME

KENTUCKY AT ARKANSAS

WHEN 6:35 p.m.

WHERE Baum Stadium, Fayetteville

RECORDS Arkansas 18-15, 5-7 SEC; Kentucky 18-13, 4-7.

TICKETS $12 reserved, $10 general admission.

SERIES Arkansas leads 35-23.

PITCHING MATCHUP Kentucky: Zach Brown (RHP, 2-3, 3.06 ERA). Arkansas: Trey Killian (RHP, 0-2, 4.23 ERA)

RADIO RSP statewide radio network. Not all games will be carried by affiliates. Check local listings.

INTERNET SEC Network Plus

SHORT HOPS Kentucky is led by outfielders Tom Ka’ai (.384 batting average) and Kyle Barnett (.382). … The Razorbacks are 7-3 in their past 10 games, including taking 2 of 3 from Ole Miss and Auburn. … All three games in the series are being shown on the Internet on SEC Network Plus. … Kentucky has a .303 team batting average, but the Wildcats have hit only 14 home runs. Arkansas is batting .292 with 32 home runs. … Kentucky is 5-4 against Arkansas since 2011. … Razorbacks right fielder Tyler Spoon has a 10-game hitting streak to raise his batting average to .342.

THE WEEK AHEAD

TODAY Kentucky, 6:35 p.m.

SATURDAY Kentucky, 6:05 p.m.

SUNDAY Kentucky, 12:05 p.m.

MONDAY off

TUESDAY Stephen F. Austin, 6:35 p.m.

WEDNESDAY Stephen F. Austin, 3:05 p.m.

THURSDAY off

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