LSU’s bats go ice cold in Game 2 loss at Arkansas to drop series

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A different day but the same result for LSU baseball. The Tigers dropped Game 2 against Arkansas on Friday night by a score of 4-0, losing the series in Fayetteville.

After a hard-fought game on Thursday night where LSU came up one run short of Arkansas, Blake Money took the mound as the Tigers tried to even the series.

On Thursday, LSU was held hitless through five innings before it finally erupted for three runs on four hits in the sixth inning to take the lead. The Tigers had no such luck today, as their bats stayed as cold as Antarctica in this game.

Arkansas scored first once again as it hit a pair of home runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a 3-0 lead heading to the fourth inning. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Arkansas hit another home run to increase their lead to 4-0.

Money was relieved of his pitching duty after pitching 6.2 innings allowing seven hits and four runs with two walks and a strikeout. Luke Leto came into the game as a pinch-hitter for Jordan Thompson and he tallied LSU’s third hit of the game in the top of the eighth inning.

Brayden Jobert followed that with a walk and it seemed like LSU may be in business with runners on first and second with zero outs, but Josh Stevenson flew out and Dylan Crews popped out to give LSU two quick outs as Jacob Berry stepped into the box. Berry walked and the bases were loaded for Cade Doughty.

Doughty flew out to right field, and the Tigers’ threat came to an end. That was the closest LSU would come to scoring as they were retired 1-2-3 in the top of the ninth.

LSU will look to avoid getting swept by the Razorbacks in Game 3 on Sunday. The first pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. CT. The starting pitcher for the Tigers is yet to be announced.

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