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Arkansas can’t complete comeback in series finale at LSU

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The No. 4 Arkansas Razorbacks nearly made a five-run comeback Sunday afternoon pulling within one after a four-run seventh, but could never get over the hump as LSU bullpen shut down the Hogs to win 7-5 and take the series at Alex Box Stadium.

Arkansas (33-15, 14-10 SEC) never could get a lock on LSU starting pitcher A.J. Labas, scoring just one run off the freshman hurler in six innings, but took advantage of the Tigers’ first man out of the bullpen in Nick Bush in the seventh. Four runs came home on just two hits as two LSU errors also helped the cause to help the Hogs pull within one at 6-5.

That was the closest the Razorbacks got as the Tigers (28-20, 12-12 SEC) added an insurance run in the bottom half of the seventh on an RBI single by Zach Watson for the final tally.

The Razorbacks drop their fourth series of the conference season, all on the road, but is still alone at the top of the SEC Western Division, one game ahead of Ole Miss and Auburn.

Arkansas returns home for its final regular-season series of the 2018 season at Baum Stadium when it plays host to Texas A&M for a three-game set starting on Friday. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. and will be televised on the SEC Network.

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