Longtime Arkansas pitching coach Dave Jorn speaks ...
By The Numbers:
LSU vs. Arkansas
LSU: .322 (7th NCAA; 1st SEC)
Arkansas: .276 (121st NCAA; 9th SEC)
LSU: 261 (6th NCAA; 1st SEC)
Arkansas: 189 (73rd NCAA; 6th SEC)
Earned Runs Allowed
LSU: 2.39 (7th NCAA; 2nd SEC)
Arkansas: 1.56 (1st NCAA; 1st SEC)
LSU: .983 (4th NCAA; 1st SEC)
Arkansas: .958 (222nd NCAA; 14th SEC)
LSU: .637 (3rd NCAA; 2nd SEC)
Arkansas: .554 (49th NCAA; 11th SEC)
LSU leads 54-26. The Tigers won all three games played against the Razorbacks last season.
Did you know?
The Arkansas-LSU series will be the first between two top 10 teams at Baum Stadium since 2010.
Keys to Victory:
If LSU can stay consistent, the Tigers should leave Baum Stadium with a choke hold on the SEC West. LSU is among the nation's best in hitting, pitching and fielding, leaving the margin of error slim for an Arkansas team prone to make mistakes.
The Razorbacks will have the home field advantage, but Arkansas will likely need to play its best series of the season. If the Razorbacks can avoid a season-long trend of multiple errors, the series will come down to how well the nation's best pitching staff can contain one of college baseball's best lineups.
- Matt Jones