Hogs complete sweep of Georgia
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 15th-ranked Razorbacks rolled past the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday afternoon, winning, 11-3, to complete the series sweep behind a stellar offensive performance, giving Arkansas its best conference start since 2010.
With the win, Arkansas is now 29-8 on the year and 11-4 in Southeastern Conference play, holding the top spot in the Western Division by a half game over Mississippi State. The sweep of Georgia is its second in conference play this year and the first time since 2012 with two conference sweeps in a season.
A seven-run second inning was what forced Georgia to their bullpen in the early goings as Arkansas took advantage of two errors and scattered six hits. Five of those hits were singles before junior Chad Spanberger unloaded his eighth home run of the year to drive in three runs.
Spanberger continued to be hot at the plate, going 2-for-5 with his three RBIs coming off the homer. The second inning home run extended his hitting streak to 10 games, dating back to the series finale at Alabama on April 2.
Even though Spanberger had the big fly in the second, Arkansas notched 14 hits in the game as a team with five players recording multi-hit games. Luke Bonfield, Carson Shaddy, Eric Cole and Jax Biggers each turned in two or more hits Saturday.
Spanberger and Bonfield led the way with three RBIs each, combining to bring in 15 of Arkansas’ runs this weekend. It;s Bonfield’s 10th game this season with multiple RBIs and Spanberger’s ninth.
Sophomore Eric Cole came away with the top performance, going 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored. It’s Cole’s second straight game with three or more hits after he had a four-hit performance in last night’s victory, completing a 6-for-9 weekend against the Bulldogs.
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