Baseball

Chad Spanberger and Jake Arledge congratulate Luke Bonfield as he crosses the plate on a home run.

The Razorback baseball team played again at Southeastern Conference rival Georgia at Baum Stadium Thursday securing a 14-4 win over the Georgia Bulldogs.

“Guys are starting to get into their groove a little bit, they've got some at-bats under their belt,” head coach Dave Van Horn said. “(They’re) seeing the ball pretty good.”

The Hogs got off to an early start when Chad Spanberger blasted a homer to left field in the bottom of the first for the Hogs' first run of the game.

Georgia's Michael Curry hit a home run to left field in the top of the second inning to even the score at 1-1.

Spanberger continued his hot streak by hitting one down the first base line, scoring two in the bottom of the second.

“He had a great game,” Van Horn said. “I mean, obviously, the first batter of the game for us strikes out, and he doesn't mess around, he hits the first pitch, (a) fastball, opposite field (and) out of the park. He’s such a threat right now.”

Since the Missouri series, Spanberger has hit .421 with four home runs and 20 RBIs.

After holding the Bulldogs in the top of the 3rd, Carson Shaddy hit a two-run home run into the left field bullpen, plating Luke Bonfield.

Toney Locey came in to relieve Blakely Brown.

Jake Arledge took his second hit-by-pitch of the night to load the bases for Spanberger, and then two wild pitches scored Jared Gates and Jordan McFarland.

After an Intentional walk for Spanberger, Bonfield hit a three-run home run to put Arkansas up 10-1 and wrap up a seven-run third inning.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Jax Biggers hit a home run to right field, his third of the year. Arledge added on by scoring on a wild pitch after stealing third base. Koch grounded out and Spanberger scored to make the score 13-1.

With Weston Rogers on the mound, Curry hit his second home run of the day to make the score 13-4 in the top of eighth. Weston got pulled shortly after and replaced by Hog pitcher Barrett Loseke.

In the Bottom of the eighth, catcher Alex Gosser hit a solo home run to right field for the Razorbacks’ 50th of the season. The homer surpasses the Hogs’ home run mark from all of last season.

The final score was 14-4, taking the Hogs to 27-8 overall and 9-4 in SEC play.

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