Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Hogs, Tigers to play Saturday doubleheader
Arkansas center fielder Christian Franklin runs toward teammates after hitting a home run during a game against LSU on April 30, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La.
Arkansas and LSU will play a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 2 p.m.
The second game will begin either at 6:30 p.m. or one hour after the conclusion of the first game. Both games will be nine innings and will be streamed by SEC Network-Plus.
The No. 1 Razorbacks defeated the Tigers 7-0 in the opening game of the three-game series Friday.
According to the National Weather Service, there is a 100% chance of showers and possibly thunderstorms Sunday afternoon in Baton Rouge, La. Saturday’s rain chances are lower, between 10% and 40% during scheduled game times.
It will be the fourth consecutive weekend Arkansas will play a doubleheader. The Razorbacks (33-7, 14-5 SEC) split doubleheaders at Ole Miss and South Carolina, and swept a doubleheader at home against Texas A&M.
LSU (25-16, 6-13) was swept by South Carolina in a pair of seven-inning games two weeks ago.
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