#1 Arkansas Wins Series at LSU, First Since ’04 Season
The country’s unanimous #1 team in college baseball accomplished another feat this weekend, defeating LSU at home in a series for the first time since 2004.
It was a slow start for the Diamond Hogs in Friday night’s series opener, as both teams went scoreless for the first six innings. The Hogs would break into the scoring column in the seventh, scoring on a 2 RBI single by centerfielder Christian Franklin. Arkansas would score five additional runs in the following inning, to take a 7-0 lead and ultimately the win.
Patrick Wicklander shut out the Tigers for 6.2 innings, allowing only three hits and striking out five. Kevin Kopps closed the door in the final 2.1 innings, striking out five to complete the shut out and earn his sixth save of the season.
The teams would split Saturday’s doubleheader with the Razorbacks taking game one 17-10 and losing the series finale 5-4. The #1 Hogs (34-8) have now won seven straight conference series, and remain a game ahead of Mississippi State in the SEC west.
Arkansas returns to action this weekend, when they will host the Georgia Bulldogs in a three game series at Baum-Walker Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for Friday at 6:30p.m.