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#8 LSU takes care of #24 Arkansas early in SEC Baseball, 5-3

BATON ROUGE, La. – The No. 24 Arkansas baseball team gave up four early runs Friday evening and never fully recovered, falling 5-3 to No. 8 LSU at Alex Box Stadium.

After giving up four runs in the first three innings, three of which were earned, Trey Killian settled in on the mound and tossed his SEC-leading third complete game of the year, allowing five hits and striking out three.

Joe Serrano provided the first hit of the game for the Razorbacks in the fourth inning, lining a double to straight-away center, but Arkansas came up empty after back-to-back strikeouts.

Eric Fisher took matters into his hands in the fifth inning when led off with a solo home run to right center, his third long ball of the year to put the Razorbacks on the board.

Brian Anderson came up big in the eighth inning, stepping in with two runners on and lining a double to the gap in right-center to plate two runs and cut the LSU lead to 5-3. Anderson’s double extended his hitting streak to 11 games.

Game two of the series between Arkansas and LSU is set for Saturday at noon and will be televised nationally on ESPN2 with Tom Hart (play-by-play) and Eduardo Perez (analyst) calling the action.

For more information on Arkansas baseball, follow @RazorbackBSB on Twitter.

Game Notes

· Brian Anderson used an eighth-inning two-run double to extend his hitting streak to 11 games. He has hit safely in 30 of 35 games this season.

· Jake Wise threw out a pair of runners at third base, giving him an SEC-leading 10 caught base stealers this season.

· The Razorbacks turned three double plays Friday evening, giving them an SEC-leading 35 twin killings on the year.

· Arkansas drops its third SEC series opener. The Razorbacks went on to win the other two series against South Carolina and Alabama.

· Eric Fisher’s solo home run in the fifth inning was his third of the season and tied him with Brian Anderson and Tyler Spoon for the team lead.

· Fisher’s solo blast gave Arkansas home runs in three straight games for the first time this season.

How They Scored

· Arkansas 0, LSU 2; Bottom 1: Alex Bregman singled up the middle; Mark Laird scored from second, Sean McMullen scored from third.

· Arkansas 0, LSU 4; Bottom 3: Sean McMullen homered to right field; Kramer Robertson scored from first base.

· Arkansas 1, LSU 4; Top 5: Eric Fisher homers to right center.

· Arkansas 1, LSU 5; Top 7: Kramer Robertson flied into a double play, Andrew Stevenson scored from third base.

· Arkansas 3, LSU 5; Top 8: Brian Anderson doubled to right center; Tyler Spoon scored from second base, Joe Serrano scored from first base.

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