LSU baseball survives wild one with Arkansas
Baton Rouge - The LSU Tiger baseball team had a wild play in the fifth inning go their way, and after that they rode the momentum to a 5-4 win in game one against the Arkansas Razorbacks.
A 2-2 ballgame in the 5th inning got real interesting when the Hogs loaded the bases with no outs. LSU pitcher Alex Lange appeared to be in trouble with Carson Shaddy at the plate, however the Arkansas centerfielder looped a ball to Kramer Robertson at short who appeared to catch it in the air. Robertson threw home for the out at the plate and then catcher Jordan Romero fired onto third where the baserunner was tagged out for what looked like a potential triple play. The umpire crew confided for a moment and ruled that the out at short and the out at third would stand. LSU then appealed to third saying the baserunner there never tagged on the catch and LSU was awarded the final out of the inning.
In the bottom of the sixth inning LSU would respond with a handful of runs as Arkansas pitching failed to find the plate walking in two runs with the bases loaded.
The Hogs rallied in the 8th and 9th innings scoring solo runs to narrow the gap to to 5-4 before LSU reliever Hunter Newman recorded the game ending fly out to center.
LSU and Arkansas will play game two of the series Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. in Alex Box Stadium.