It was just another somber Sunday for Arkansas on the road.
The No. 13 Razorbacks stranded 11 runners, wasting a solid pitching performance from Brett Eibner for the second time in a series finale on the road this season in a 5-1 loss at No. 7 LSU.
Arkansas (13-5, 1-2 SEC) dropped its first weekend series of the season by not being able to come through with timely hits. The Razorbacks went 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position against the Tigers in a game in which the leadoff hitter reached base six times.
Arkansas left the bases loaded in the first inning and stranded a runner on third in both the fifth and sixth innings.
Eibner (2-2) pitched six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out seven. The Razorback sophomore got out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning and didn't show signs of fatigue until giving up a pair of two-out solo home runs to Mike Mahtook and Trey Watkins in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively.
Eibner gave himself the only run support of the game. Also playing in the designated hitter role, he hit a solo home run to start off the sixth inning to pull Arkansas within 2-1.
Razorback reliever DJ Baxendale gave up two runs in his only inning of relief in the seventh on a pair of LSU RBI singles.
LSU sophomore left-hander Chris Matulis earned the win for the Tigers (16-3, 2-1).
Matulis (3-0) gave up one run in 5 1/3 innings of work, striking out six Razorback batters.
Arkansas will travel next to McNeese State in Lake Charles, La., for a two-game midweek series beginning Tuesday. The Razorbacks return home for a three-game series with Alabama next weekend.
LSU 5, Arkansas 1
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