Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll. Murphy was the 2017 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
On this date in Razorback history, May 6
Arkansas' Michael Conner (with helmet) is greeted after scoring during the bottom of the sixth inning of a game against LSU on Sunday, May 6, 2001, in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks won the game to complete a series sweep of the No. 1 Tigers.
Arkansas finished off a stunning sweep of No. 1 LSU with a 4-3 victory at Baum Stadium in the Hogs’ penultimate series of the year.
Kyle Washburn’s two-run double in the sixth inning provided the winning runs for the Razorbacks, who would finish 27-29 and out of the postseason. LSU would advance to the NCAA Super Regionals before falling 2 games to 1 against in-state rival Tulane.
LSU had not been swept in a conference series since March 22-24, 1996, a span of 55 consecutive series. The Razorbacks would post another sweep of the Tigers three years later, this time at Alex Box Stadium in 2004.
Scott Roehl (4-4) pitched the final 3 2/3 innings to log the victory.
Arkansas won the prior two games in the series 8-1 and 5-4.
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