On this date in Razorback history, May 6

By: Tom Murphy
Published: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
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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