FAYETTEVILLE -- University of Arkansas baseball Coach Dave Van Horn doesn't shy away from the hype.
Back-to-back College World Series appearances fueled by consecutive SEC West co-championships has expectations in overdrive for the No. 5 Razorbacks, who open the season at 2 p.m. today against Eastern Illinois at Baum-Walker Stadium.
WHEN 2 p.m. today
2019 RECORDS Eastern Illinois 26-30, 13-17 (seventh Ohio Valley Conference); Arkansas 46-20, 20-10 (tied for first SEC West)
STARTING PITCHERS Eastern Illinois RHP Will Klein (1-1, 5.11 ERA in 2019); Arkansas RHP Connor Noland (3-5, 4.02 ERA)
SERIES Arkansas leads 29-2
COACHES Jason Anderson (70-96 in fourth season at Eastern Illinois); Dave Van Horn (689-384 in 18th season at Arkansas)
RADIO Razorback Sports Network.