Baseball Opens Road Swing At UALR
March 31, 2014
Stephen F. Austin (12-14) vs. Central Arkansas (11-13)
The `Jacks enter the week 12-14 overall opposite of UALR, which is 11-13.
SFA will start junior Halden Maynard against the Trojans' Chad Bradford.
Players of Note
SCOUTING ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK: The Trojans are 4-0 in midweek games this season and 9-4 at home. UALR's Ben Crumpton became the school's career stolen base record holder last week, swiping his 18th bag of the season, which leads the Sun Belt and is on pace to challenge for the single-season record of 38 set by John Polson in 1992. Junior Tanner Rockwell, who had his 12-game hitting streak come to an end on Sunday at Louisiana-Monroe, ranks in the top-10 in the Sun Belt in batting average (.352), slugging percentage (.591) and on-base percentage (.450). Sophomore Chad Bradford will make his fourth midweek start on the season. Bradford is 2-0 with a 1.91 ERA in 17.2 innings in his three starts.
VS. THE OPPONENT: SFA is 7-8 all-time against the Trojans, since the two teams first met in 1991. UALR took both meetings with the `Jacks last season in the home-and-home series. The two teams were scheduled to play their first meeting this season on Feb. 25, what was scheduled to be SFA's home opener, but had to postpone the game due to inclement weather. The game was pushed back to Mar. 4, but cancelled on Mar. 3 due to bad weather and travel conditions.
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