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Diamond Hogs break home winning streak, sweep No. 8 LSU

Arkansas beats Mizzou 6-0, back-to-back-to-back HRs in the 6th

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No. 8 LSU goes down for the third time in a row as Arkansas earns its second SEC sweep of the season, 7-5. The win not only marks the Hogs second SEC sweep, but it extended their home winning streak to 17, breaking the record at Baum-Walker.

The game opened with instance offense. LSU’s one-hole hitter, Tommy White, took his second pitch of the day yard for an early 1-0 lead. Wehiwa Aloy answered that shot with his own in the bottom of the inning.

LSU then scored 3 unanswered runs through the top of the fourth. In the bottom of the inning, the Tigers made it look like Arkansas was going to be run off its own field.

Starting pitcher Gage Jump retired the Hogs’ first two batters in eight pitches, but the Razorbacks stormed back with four straight hits that brought in 3, two-out RBIs.

Then Arkansas saw LSU’s 3 unanswered runs and doubled the pot, scoring 6 of its own between the bottom of the fourth and sixth innings.

Starting with a solo shot in the seventh from Mac Bingham, the Tigers attempted to make a comeback late and nearly succeeded. With one out in the top of the ninth, down two runs, LSU puts two runners on base with none other than White on deck.

White hits a monster shot to left field, potentially taking the lead. Fortunately for the Hogs, the hit was called foul and stood after a video review. On the next pitch he sees, White line-drives it to Jared Sprague-Lott, who turned a double play at second before the runner could tag up.

Ballgame.

Peyton Stovall was, again, the man for Arkansas, going 2/4 at the plate with 3 RBIs and a home run. Will Edmunson was also spectacular, batting a 1.000 for two runs.

It was an unusually rough day (in perspective) from the mound. The combined Arkansas bullpen gave up 5 earned runs, 9 hits, and only (again, in perspective) 7 strikeouts. Brady Tygart had another rough outing. He gave up 4 earned runs, including 3 homers in 4 innings.

Arkansas has little time to rest, however. The Diamond Hogs will take on in-state rival Arkansas State on Tuesday and No. 22 Ole Miss next weekend. The Rebs are currently down two games to zero against No. 15 Kentucky, but they stole a series win against No. 7 Tennessee in Knoxville just the week before.

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