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Hogs drop series final at Auburn

I’ll take a 2-1 SEC  series all day, every day, and twice on Sundays.

Arkansas sweep attempt came up short Saturday afternoon. Auburn’s sixth-inning explosion put them over the top, winning 8-6.

Arkansas’ pitching staff showed some signs they were indeed human this weekend, giving up the most runs since their opening series against James Maddison.

Mason Molina did great, recording 4 strikeouts, 3 hits, 4 walks, and an earned run in 5 innings pitched. But on Saturday, the problem started when Molina left the game.

Cooper Dossett replaced Molina in the sixth and immediately gave up a leadoff home run to Auburn’s Mason Maners. Gabe Gaeckle replaced him after Dossett allowed a single on the following at-bat but immediately gave up a double and a walk to load the bases.

The Hogs gave up runs on another walk, a fielder’s choice, and finally, a bases-clearing homer by Copper McMurray for a six-run inning. To the pitching staff’s credit, McMurray was the Tiger’s best hitter, and the 3-RBI home run was the first and only hit of the series for the southpaw.

Regardless, a series win is a series win, and the Razorbacks are 2-0 in the SEC, which can’t be said for Arkansas’ next opponent.

No. 5 LSU will make the trip to Fayetteville this week for a battle of heavyweights.

The Tigers dropped their first series to Mississippi State and are currently 1-1 against Florida. They’ll be looking to make some noise against the No. 1 team in the country, especially if Florida can pull out the win today.

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire