Arkansas looked like a team that was poised to make a run at the SEC tournament title but the Razorbacks ran out of pitching on Saturday.
LSU pounded out 16 hits en route to an 11-1 win in eight inning in Hoover, Ala.
Connor Hale, Tyler Moore and Kade Scivicque each homered for the Tigers as they advance to Sunday’s SEC championship game.
“They played extremely well. They pitched well, and hit the ball hard,” Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said. “You could just tell after a couple innings, everything was a little bit in slow motion for us. I think guys were tired. Five games in a row, pretty hot. It’s no excuse but it is an excuse. It was just one of those things, we ran out of gas. We obviously ran out of pitching, we had to recycle guys. Not to take anything away from LSU, they got after us. On the other end, it just didn’t happen. I don’t think we had enough left in the tank.”
Arkansas used five different pitchers, none throwing more than three innings of work though. The game was the fifth in as many days for the Razorbacks.
The Razorbacks, who are now 12-12 against teams ranked in the top 25, now must wait until 11 a.m. on Monday to find out where they will be headed for the NCAA regional tournament.
Clark Eagan continued his big week for Arkansas as he had two of the four Razorbacks’ hits. Eric Fisher had the lone RBI for the Hogs. Moore and Scivicque each drove in three runs for LSU.