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Arkansas State Baseball Takes On Gardner-Webb In Weekend Series

March 5, 2020

Game 13
Arkansas State (5-7) vs. GWU (7-5)
Friday, March 6 | 6:00 p.m. | Tomlinson Stadium/Kell Field | Jonesboro, Ark.
Watch (Facebook Live) | Live Stats | Weather Forecast
Pitching Matchup | RHP Will Nash (0-0, 4.15 ERA) vs. RHP Landon Mitchell (2-1, 3.72 ERA)

Game 14
Arkansas State (5-7) vs. GWU (7-5)
Saturday, March 7 | 2:00 p.m. | Tomlinson Stadium/Kell Field | Jonesboro, Ark.
 Live Stats | Weather Forecast
Pitching Matchup | RHP Zach Jackson (2-1, 0.00 ERA) vs. LHP Isaac Campbell (0-0, 4.91 ERA)

Game 15
Arkansas State (5-7) vs. GWU (7-5)
Sunday, March 8 | Noon | Tomlinson Stadium/Kell Field | Jonesboro, Ark.
Watch (Facebook Live) | Live Stats | Weather Forecast
Pitching Matchup | LHP Chandler Coates (1-1, 0.00 ERA) vs. RHP Noah Davis (0-2, 15.43 ERA)

LEADING OFF

  • The Red Wolves (5-7) move into the weekend series after dropping a 5-3 midweek contest to Southeast Missouri State (March 3).
  • Senior Chandler Coates saw his lengthy 19.0 scoreless inning streak, dating back to last season, come to a close, Sunday (3/1) afternoon, when he surrendered six runs, in the Red Wolves 12-4 loss to the Patriots.
  • Through 12 games, the Red Wolves starting pitching staff has pitched to a respectable 2.35 ERA over 61.1 innings. The starting staff has allowed 52 hits, 23 runs and 17 walks to go along with 53 strikeouts. 
  • Through 8.2 IP, Junior Will Nash (0-0) has pitched to an unflawed 0.00 ERA while only allowing three hits, two runs as he’s punched out 11 batters. Opposing batters are only registering an .100 average against Nash. Nash is making his first start on the bump for the Red Wolves on Friday.
  • The 23 runs scored in Arkansas State’s midweek contest against Mississippi Valley (2/26) was the most runs scored since the squad outscored Appalachian State 27-8, on May, 4 2019.
  • Jaylon Deshazier’s 6 hits against MVSU (2/26), tied a school record. It was only the 2nd time in school history that the feat has been accomplished. The only other person to do it was Shane Eaker, who had 6 hits against Little Rock in 1992
  • Tyler Duncan is currently leading the squad with a .375 average. His 14 hits is tied four second most on the team with Liam Hicks.
  • Liam Hicks leads the Red Wolves in a number a statistical categories including slugging percentage (.750), Walks (13) and total bases (33). Hicks’ four home-runs is a team-high

AT THE SANDLOT

  • The weekend series marks the first meeting in school history.
  • Gardner-Webb will be the first opponent out of the Big South that Arkansas State Baseball has faced.
  • Gardner-Webb took two out of three from familiar foe Appalachian State in  its opening series (Feb. 14-16). The Runnin’ Bulldogs took the first game 5-1, the second game 5-4 and dropped the series finale 10-1.
  • The Runnin’ Bulldogs also faced Sun Belt Opponent Georgia State (Feb. 19) and took the midweek contest 10-8, in Boling Spring, N.C.,
  • GWU was tabbed to finish sixth overall in the Big South Conference this season by the league coaches and by D1Baseball.com, which also named senior LHP Isaac Campbell the league’s 12th best MLB Draft prospect this year, and also ranked senior RHP Landon Mitchell 112th among the nation’s top-150 pitchers. Freshman Carter Cunning- ham was tabbed as a Big South impact freshman and Chase Britton was touted as the league’s fourth-best prospect for the 2022 MLB Draft.

 

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