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LSU vs Arkansas: SEC Series Preview

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LSU travels to Baum Stadium in Fayetteville to face the Arkansas Razorbacks this weekend.  

The Tigers are looking to bounce back after losing two-out-of-three against Texas A&M at The Box.

Here is a statistical comparison between the teams and a look at Arkansas hitting and pitching leaders.

2017 LSU ARKANSAS
Record  20-10 24-6
SEC   5-4 7-2
Ranking 13,15,18,22 14,15,20 

TEAM HITTING:

2017 LSU ARKANSAS
Batting Avg .300  .290
Home Runs 28 40
Triples  6 4
Doubles  55 33
Runs/Game 7.2 7.1


Leading hitters for the Razorbacks:
Jake Arledge: .362 batting average, three home runs and three doubles 
Luke Bonfield: .325 batting average, five home runs, six doubles and 59 RBI  
Carson Shaddy: .323 batting average, seven home runs, six doubles, one triple and 60 RBI  
Grant Koch: .310 batting average, eight home runs, 10 doubles, one triple and 71 RBI   

TEAM PITCHING:

2017 LSU ARKANSAS
ERA  3.43 3.32
Opp. Batting Avg  .223  .226
Strikeouts 285 317
Base on Balls 97 89

Leading pitchers for the Aggies:
Blaine Knight: 4-1, 2.23 ERA with seven starts  
Trevor Stephan: 4-2, 2.92 ERA with seven starts 
Cannon Chadwick: 3-0, 2.57 ERA and two saves in 12 appearances   

PITCHING MATCHUPS:
Game 1: 6:30 p.m.
LSU: Alex Lange (3-3, 3.73 ERA)
Arkansas: Blaine Knight (4-1, 2.23 ERA)

Game 2: 6 p.m.
LSU: Jared Poche’ (6-1, 1.15 ERA)
Arkansas: Trevor Stephan (4-2, 2.92 ERA)

Game 3: 1 p.m.
LSU: Eric Walker (3-0, 3.03 ERA)
Arkansas: TBA

2017 LSU baseball schedule

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