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#3 Arkansas concludes regular season at #5 Texas A&M


Razorbacks, Aggies clash with SEC Western Division title on the line

From the University of Arkansas

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The race for the SEC Western Division title comes down to the final two games of the season this weekend.

Division leader No. 3 Arkansas (42-10, 19-8 SEC) takes its two-game lead on the road this weekend to No. 5 Texas A& M (42-10, 17-10 SEC) to conclude the 2024 regular season.

The Razorbacks are seeking their fifth divisional crown in the last six full seasons.

Arkansas has won the SEC Western Division title eight times, including seven times – 2004, 2007, 2011, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2023 – in the Dave Van Horn era.

Game Schedule and Pitching Match-Ups

#3 Arkansas vs. #5 Texas A& M – 7 p.m. – SEC Network Arkansas – RHP Gage Wood (3-1, 3.03 ERA) Texas A& M – TBA

Saturday, May 18

#3 Arkansas vs. #5 Texas A& M – 2 p.m. – SEC Network Arkansas – TBA Texas A& M – LHP Shane Sdao (4-1, 2.03 ERA)

Tune In

Tom Hart (play-by-play) and Kyle Peterson (analyst) will have the call on both nationally televised games between third-ranked Arkansas and fifth-ranked Texas A& M Friday and Saturday. Both ballgames will broadcast on SEC Network.

The weekend series can also be heard on the Razorback Sports Network from Learfield, including locally in Fayetteville on 92.1 FM or through the Razorback app, with Phil Elson on the call.

History Lesson

Arkansas maintains a 50-47 overall series record against Texas A& M, including a 2223 record in games played in Bryan-College Station. Under head coach Dave Van Horn, the Hogs are 22-15 overall and 7-9 on the road against the Aggies.

Since 2017, Arkansas is 13-7 overall against Texas A& M.

The Razorbacks, however, have lost each of their last two weekend series in Bryan-College Station and are seeking their first road series win against the Aggies since 2017.

Title Talk

The Razorbacks enter the final weekend of the regular season seeking their fifth divisional crown in the last six full seasons. Arkansas, which has won the SEC Western Division title eight times in program history, including seven times – 2004, 2007, 2011, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2023 – under head coach Dave Van Horn, has a two-game lead over Texas A& M in the SEC Western Division standings and can clinch the division outright with one win in this weekend’s series.

Arkansas is one game behind Kentucky and tied with Tennessee for second in the SEC overall standings. The Hogs have won the SEC overall title four times – 1999, 2004, 2021, 2023 – in school history, including three times in the DVH era.

Gaeckle Named SEC Freshman Of The Week

Razorback pitcher Gabe Gaeckle has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week.

The true freshman struck out five and did not allow an earned run in 3.1 innings over two relief appearances against nationally ranked Mississippi State as he helped Arkansas secure its 10th consecutive SEC home series win.

The right-hander concluded the weekend with two scoreless frames and three strikeouts in Sunday’s series finale to lock down the Hogs’ 9-6 comeback win and secure his team-leading seventh save of the season. It was also Gaeckle’s team-leading sixth multi-inning save of his freshman campaign.

Gaeckle, who boasts a 3-2 record with a 2.06 ERA in 35.0 innings over 19 appearances this year, is the third Arkansas freshman to receive the SEC weekly honor this season, joining Colin Fisher (Week 2) and Nolan Souza (Week 8).

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