Jonesboro (ASU) - The Arkansas State Red Wolves travel to the Big Easy for a three-game, Sun Belt Conference series against the Privateers of New Orleans. The series will get underway Friday at 6:30 p.m. Saturday's game is scheduled for 4:00 p.m., and Sunday's contest is set to begin at 1:00 p.m. All ASU games may be heard on KBTM 1230 AM and through the StateZone portion of AStateRedWolves.com. Video and LiveStats may also be accessed by logging on to AStateRedWolves.com.
Arkansas State is 12-9 on the season and an even 3-3 in Sun Belt Conference action but have lost three straight heading into the weekend. After opening last weekend's series against Middle Tennessee with a 4-3 victory, the Red Wolves dropped the final two games of the series, then lost 6-4 at SEMO Wednesday night in their only midweek action. New Orleans will take the field Friday night with an overall slate of 6-12, including a 1-5 mark in league play. The Privateers have won three of their last five games however, including a 4-1 victory over cross-town rival Tulane Tuesday night and a 12-2 victory in the Saturday game of their series at Louisiana-Monroe last weekend.
The Privateers lead the all-time series 49-22, including a 2-1 series victory last year in New Orleans. UNO opened the series with a 4-2 victory in the Friday night game and defeated the Red Wolves 13-6 in the Saturday tilt. Arkansas State avoided the sweep with a 9-3 win in the Sunday finale. The last Red Wolves series victory against the Privateers came during the 2005 season when Arkansas State bounced back from an opening-night loss to win the final two games. Arkansas State has not won a series in New Orleans since a 2-1 series victory during the 1995 season.