HOOVER, Ala. – LSU scored six runs over the first two innings to take an early lead and beat Arkansas 10-5 on Thursday night in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
The Tigers (48-9) scored four runs in the first and two in the second, chasing Arkansas starter James Teague (4-4) after just two innings. LSU had 12 hits and was helped by six Arkansas errors.
LSU doesn’t have to play again until Saturday, while Arkansas (35-21) falls into the losers’ bracket where it will face Florida on Friday.
The Razorbacks briefly made the game interesting by scoring four runs in the second to pull within 6-4, but LSU added two runs in the fourth and two more in the seventh to take a comfortable lead.
Russell Reynolds (6-0) earned the win on the mound for LSU, throwing 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.