Arkansas vs. LSU Baseball Game 2: How to watch and listen, pitching matchup, forecast, what to know

Arkansas pitcher Mason Molina throws during a game against Missouri on Sunday, March 17, 2024, in Fayetteville. (Charlie Kaijo/NWA Democrat-Gazette)


Friday, 7 p.m., at Baum-Walker Stadium (11,531) in Fayetteville


Arkansas 21-3, 6-1 SEC

LSU 20-7, 2-5 SEC


Arkansas won 2

LSU lost 1


Arkansas 9-1

LSU 5-5


Arkansas: Dave Van Horn — 860-444 in 22nd season at Arkansas and 1,180-601 in 30th season overall in Division I. 

LSU: Jay Johnson — 114-46 in third season at LSU and 394-202 in 11th season overall in Division I. 


LSU leads 77-42


Arkansas defeated LSU 7-4 on Thursday in Fayetteville. 


The game will be televised by SEC Network. It can be accessed on and via the ESPN app (carrier login required). Tom Hart (play-by-play) and Kyle Peterson (analyst) will be on the call.


Phil Elson (play-by-play) and Bubba Carpenter (analyst) will call the game on the Razorback Sports Network, which can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, via the Arkansas Razorbacks Gameday app, via the TuneIn app, via the Varsity Network app or on Blackouts may apply.


Arkansas: LHP Mason Molina — 3-0, 2.57 ERA, 0.96 WHIP in 28 innings. 

LSU: RHP Luke Holman — 5-1, 0.78 ERA, 0.78 WHIP in 34 2/3 innings. 


Earned Run Avg.: Arkansas 2.57; LSU 4.17

Runs Per Game: Arkansas 7.46; LSU 7.37

Batting Avg.: Arkansas .281; LSU .292

Opp. Batting Avg.: Arkansas .191; LSU .230

Slugging Pct.: Arkansas .471; LSU .494

On-Base Pct.: Arkansas .405; LSU .419

Fielding Pct.: Arkansas .978; LSU .977


According to the National Weather Service, Friday will be mostly cloudy with a high of 73 degrees and a low of 55 in Fayetteville. South winds will blow 15-20 mph and could gust to 35 mph.


• LSU right-hander Luke Holman was the Dick Howser Trophy national pitcher of the month in February and and allowed 1 run and 1 hit with 13 strikeouts last week vs. Florida. 

Arkansas is ranked first and LSU is ranked seventh in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll. 

• The Razorbacks were predicted to win the SEC and the Tigers were predicted to finish second in the SEC West by coaches. 

• LSU has won 24 of 31 regular-season series against Arkansas since the Razorbacks joined the SEC in 1992. Arkansas had won three consecutive series over the Tigers prior to last season when LSU swept a doubleheader following a Game 1 loss. The Tigers have not won a series in Fayetteville since 2017.  

• The Tigers won the 2023 College World Series championship. Arkansas has won a series over the reigning national champion the past two seasons, Mississippi State in 2022 and Ole Miss last season. 

• Arkansas won its first two SEC series vs. Missouri and Auburn. LSU lost its first two SEC series vs. Mississippi State and Florida. 

• Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn has a 7-3 record in head-to-head matchups against LSU coach Jay Johnson, including 6-2 since Johnson became the Tigers' coach in 2022. Johnson had a 1-1 record against the Razorbacks while at Arizona.