Tigers Weep? Tiger Sweep: Arkansas sweeps LSU for first time since 2011

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The response Arkansas baseball had to losing their first SEC series in three calendar years over the previous week was impressive.

On Saturday, the No. 6 Diamond Hogs, who were ranked No. 2 before falling in two of three in Gainesville against Florida last week, sent No. 15 LSU back to Baton Rouge winless in a three-game set in Fayetteville. A four-run fifth inning was more than enough for the Razorbacks, who stretched their winning streak to five games with a 6-2 win over the Tigers.

Jaxon Wiggins kept his record perfect at 5-0 when he went 5 1/3 innings on Saturday. He gave up nine hits and walked three batters, but his nine strikeouts kept Arkansas mostly out of danger, even if he was tagged for two runs.

Down 1-0 after an RBI double from Dylan Crews in the second, Arkansas sent eight batters to the plate in the fifth. Peyton Stovall knocked the Diamond Hogs’ first run on a fielder’s choice, Cayden Wallace knocked in two more with a single up the middle and Brady Slavens added one more with a sacrifice fly.

Slavens would add two more in the seventh on a two-run shot to right field.

The series sweep is Arkansas’ first over LSU since 2011. The sweep also guarantees the Razorbacks will hold on to second place in SEC play with five league series remaining.

Arkansas is back on the diamond Tuesday and Wednesday when it hosts Arkansas State at Baum-Walker Stadium.

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