Arkansas will travel to Baylor for Super Regionals
June 5, 2012 at 2:47 AM CDT - Updated June 27 at 6:19 AM
FAYETTEVILLE (ArkansasRazorbacks.com) – The Arkansas baseball team will travel to Waco, Texas, to face No. 4 Baylor in the NCAA Waco Super Regional, as announced late on Monday night by the NCAA. The Super Regional will open on Saturday at 4 p.m. with game two to be played on Sunday at 3 p.m. If necessary, game three would be played on Monday at 3 p.m.
All three games of the Super Regional will be televised. The first and second games will be shown live on ESPNU, while the if necessary game will be televised on ESPN2.
The Razorbacks advanced to the Waco Super Regional after winning three straight games at the Houston Regional. Arkansas opened the regional with a 5-4 victory over Sam Houston State and then defeated No. 8 Rice, 1-0, to advance to the regional championship game. The Razorbacks defeated Sam Houston State, 5-1, in the regional final.
Arkansas is in the Super Regionals for the fifth time in program history and for the third time in the last four seasons. The Razorbacks are 5-4 all-time in Super Regional games. Arkansas is one of just eight college baseball programs to advance to the Super Regionals in three of the last four seasons.
Baylor, a consensus top-five team, enters the Waco Super Regional with a 48-15 overall record. The Bears won the Big 12 regular season title after finishing the league schedule with a 20-4 record. Baylor advanced to the Super Regionals after winning the Waco Regional. The Bears battled out of the loser's bracket, winning four straight elimination games, including a pair of wins over Dallas Baptist in the regional final.