lsu vs arkansas baseball score
Behind Jaxon Wiggins’ career-high 9 strikeouts, No. 6 Arkansas (28-7, 11-4 SEC) completed its three-game sweep of No. 15 LSU (23-12, 7-8 SEC) with a 6-2 win in Saturday’s series ending at Baum-Walker Stadium.
With the win, the Razorbacks recorded their first series sweep of the Tigers considering that 2011.
While LSU scored initially and held Arkansas scoreless through the first four innings on Saturday, the game deviated in the 5th. The Hogs leapt ahead with 4 runs in the bottom half of the frame, powered by Cayden Wallace’s consent two-run single to center.
Wiggins, talented with a three-run advantage, worked into the sixth, tape-recording an out before paving the way to the bullpen. The hard-throwing right-hander fought all afternoon but fanned a career-high nine batters, allowing only two work on nine hits and 3 walks over 5 1/3 innings to enhance to 5-0 on the year.
Zack Morris was the very first man out of the Arkansas bullpen and matched his profession long with 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. The left-hander set out a pair and entirely silenced the Tigers until handing the game off to Brady Tygart in the ninth.
By the time Tygart took over, the Razorbacks had extended their cushion to four. In the bottom of the seventh, Brady Slavens transferred his seventh homer of the season over the wall in right to press Arkansas’ cause 6-2.
Slavens completed the afternoon with a game-high 3 runs batted in, likewise driving home one on a sacrifice fly as part of Arkansas’ four-run fifth inning. The Olathe, Kan., native now leads the Razorbacks in RBI with 35 this season.
Tygart worked a scoreless top of the ninth to protect the Razorbacks’ win and 2nd SEC series sweep of the season.
Arkansas has another five-game week ahead, starting with a midweek set against in-state foe Arkansas State. First pitch in the two-game series is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, on SEC Network+.