LSU baseball beats Arkansas 5-3 in game one of series
The LSU Tiger baseball team once again rode the arm of Friday night starter Aaron Nola to a game one SEC win 5-3 over the visiting Arkansas Razorbacks.
The junior from Baton Rouge fired seven innings of work allowing two runs and striking out a new career high 13 batters improving to 7-1 on the season.
LSU's offense struck early in the game as Alex Bregman drove in two runs in the bottom of the first with a shot up the middle.
The Tigers would tack on two more runs in the third inning when Sean McMullen launched his fourth home run of the season over the right field fence to make it 4-0 LSU.
Arkansas would drive Nola from the game in the eighth inning and narrow the game with three runs, but LSU closer Joe Broussard retired the final six batters of the game to preserve the victory.
LSU improved to 26-8-1 overall and 7-5-1 in the SEC with its sixth straight win. Arkansas is 21-14 overall and 6-7 in conference play.
Game two of the weekend series starts on Saturday at 12 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN 2.