LSU stars shine as top-ranked Tigers demolish Arkansas for series win
LSU simply could not be contained on Saturday. In a doubleheader window, the top-ranked Tigers outscored No. 5 Arkansas 26-7 for their first series win over Arkansas since 2018.
The Tigers (21-3, 4-2 SEC) used a 6-run 4th inning to break a 4-4 tie and power toward a 14-5 victory in the series finale. They won the first game of the day 12-2 in 7 innings.
Tommy White had the highlight of the day and the capper on the offensive explosion — a grand slam in the 6th inning. It was his 2nd homer of the game. The third baseman finished with 7 RBI.
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Arkansas (20-4, 4-2 SEC) briefly led on 2 separate occasions in the back half of the doubleheader. A solo home run and a bases-loaded walk in the 1st inning gave the Razorbacks a 2-0 lead, and Arkansas went ahead 4-2 in the 3rd inning on a 2-run double.
In both instances, LSU had answers. Dylan Crews cranked a 2-run homer to extend his hitting streak to 22 games and his home run streak to 4 games. He has also reached base in all 24 games this season as the fantastic start shows no signs of slowing down.
Crews is hitting .538 for the season and .571 in SEC play. He’s also slugging 1.013 and reaching base on nearly 70% of his plate appearances.
Crews also smacked an RBI single up the middle in the bottom of the 3rd. Gavin Dugas reached via a hit-by-pitch and took second on a wild pitch. He was brought home to tie the score at 4-all by Cade Beloso.
It was all LSU the rest of the way.
Arkansas also took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the 1st in the earlier game, but those would be the only runs of the morning for the Hogs. LSU scored 4 in the bottom of the 2nd, then produced multiple-run frames in the 5th, 6th, and 7th to run-rule the Razorbacks.
Crews, Dugas, and Tre’ Morgan each had homers in the earlier game as the Tigers out-hit Arkansas 16-3.
LSU’s homestand continues next Tuesday when Grambling comes to town for a 7:30 p.m. ET first pitch.