FINAL: Arkansas 9, W. Illinois 1

Hawgs247 is in the press box at Baum Stadium, where top-ranked Arkansas opens the season at home today vs. Western Illinois.

First pitch is set for 3:05 p.m.

The Razorbacks, who finished in a tie for third at the 2012 College World Series, enter this season as the nation's No. 1 team in three of the five college baseball polls.

Arkansas has 17 lettermen returning from the 2012 squad that went 46-22. Western Illinois returns 13 players from last year's team, which finished 17-35-1.

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