The Arkansas Razorback Baseball team just arrived in Omaha after departing Wednesday from XNA Northwest Arkansas National Airport. There has been a fair amount of fanfare after the Hogs triumphed over the North Carolina Tar Heels last weekend. Now, on Saturday at 1 p.m. (CST), they will play against the Stanford Cardinals.
Among the eight teams competing for the national title, Arkansas has only really come close a couple of times, narrowly losing during their NCAA College World Series debut in 1979 and losing in a tight clincher to Oregon State during a more recent 2018 visit. For two players on the team, this will actually be their third shot at competing. Thanks to Covid-19, Kole Ramage and Zebulon Vermillion, who are both super seniors, will get one last shot at clenching the college world series.
This rematch against Stanford will be interesting as the Hogs haven’t played them since their loss against the team back in February. Still, they’re playing like a different team compared to where they were earlier in the season and fans and sports book experts agree and have taken notice, with the odds showing that the OmaHogs will perhaps stick around for more than just the first couple games of the series.
Saturday’s game will air on ESPN and we will be watching and/or listening to the game to see if the Diamond Hogs have what it takes to continue on into the series. Either way, I know I speak on behalf of many Arkansas sports fans when I say that we are just glad to be there, but it sure would be nice to walk away with the whole enchilada.
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