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.
SEC title on the line when Arkansas plays softball doubleheader at LSU
Arkansas' Larissa Cesena is shown during a game against LSU on Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La. (Photo by Andrew Wevers/LSU Athletics, via SEC pool)
Arkansas will play a doubleheader at LSU on Monday with a chance to clinch at least a share of its first SEC championship.
The No. 7 Razorbacks and No. 14 Tigers are scheduled to play at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday in Baton Rouge, La. Arkansas won 1-0 in the first game of the series Saturday.
The first game of Monday’s doubleheader will be streamed on SEC Network-Plus. The second game will be televised by SEC Network.
The teams were scheduled to play Sunday night, but the game was postponed due to a high probability for showers and possibly a thunderstorm in Baton Rouge. The same forecast forced Arkansas' and LSU's baseball teams to play a doubleheader Saturday in Baton Rouge.
With one win Monday, the Razorbacks would be guaranteed to finish no worse than a tie for first place in the SEC standings. Arkansas can win the conference outright with a doubleheader sweep.
The Razorbacks (39-7, 18-4 SEC) could potentially be passed by Florida (37-8, 16-5) in the SEC standings with two losses Monday.
The possibility also exists for Alabama (38-7, 14-6) to create a three-way tie for the conference title with Arkansas and Florida.
Florida hit a three-run home run in the final inning to beat Missouri 3-2 Sunday. A loss by the Gators in that game would have clinched a share of the conference title for Arkansas.
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