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LSU-Arkansas: Baseball Series Preview

Alex Lange (Source: WAFB) Alex Lange (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The struggling Arkansas Razorbacks and LSU Tigers begin a three-game series Friday night at Alex Box Stadium.

Arkansas (26-19, 7-14) has lost its last three games, but did beat Texas A&M in the first game of their SEC series, 9-5. The Tigers (28-16, 11-10) enter the series losers of five of their last seven games, but are only three games behind Texas A&M Aggies, which leads the SEC West.

The Razorbacks have a .284 batting average as a team including 79 doubles and 44 home runs.

TEAM'S TOP HITTERS:
Carson Shaddy: .357 average, 10 doubles, eight home runs, 96 RBI
Luke Bonfield: .340 average, 11 doubles, eight home runs, 83 RBI
Clark Eagan: .304 average, seven doubles, 76 RBI  
Michael Bernal: .296 average, eight doubles, eight home runs, 82 RBI  
 
The pitching staff has an 4.81 ERA on the season.

TEAM'S TOP PITCHERS:
Dominic Taccolini: 5-2, 4.81 ERA, 12 appearances, 10 starts  
Cannon Chadwick: 1-0, 1.76 ERA, eight appearances   
Barrett Loseke: 1-2, 2.89 ERA, 13 appearances, 5 starts   
Blaine Knight: 2-1, 3.25 ERA, 15 appearances, 5 starts   
Doug Willey: 1-2, 3.42 ERA, three saves, 22 appearances   
Isaiah Campbell: 3-0, 3.57 ERA, 10 appearances, five starts  
Josh Alberius: 3-0, 3.67 ERA, 21 appearances

PITCHING MATCHUPS:
Game 1: Friday at 7 p.m. on SEC Network +
LSU: Alex Lange (5-3, 4.05 ERA) 
Arkansas: Dominic Taccolini (5-2, 4.81 ERA)  
 
Game 2: Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU
Jared Poche’ (5-4, 3.62 ERA)  
Arkansas: Zach Jackson (3-4, 5.11 ERA)
 
Game 3: Sunday at 1 p.m. on SEC Network +
LSU: TBA
Arkansas: Keaton McKinney (1-3, 5.84 ERA)

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