Ficociello had a two-run triple and a sacrifice fly for another RBI to stake the Hogs to a 3-1 lead. Robinson broke a 3-3 deadlock with a two-run homer off former Razorback Chad Pierce with two outs in the seventh.
Davenport pitched the final two and 2/3 innings to improve to 2-1 on the year. His first three appearances of the season had been in the starting rotation, but he was sent to the bullpen after two straight rocky outings. He was lights out Sunday. He had command of all of his pitches, throwing 28 pitches, 20 for strikes. Even his balls were in the right location.
"That was the difference," Davenport said. "I had location again. I had my breaker working and I was throwing it for first pitch strikes. When I got ahead, (catcher) James McCann wanted it in the dirt and he blocked them all. No runners advanced and that gives you a lot of confidence to try to get them to chase."
Eric Fisher started the key rally with a two-out single to left when he took an outside fast ball the other way. Robinson smoked Pierce's next pitch deep over the wall in straight away left. It was his third home run of the season and upped his RBI total to 21.
"We'd been talking in the dugout to Kyle because he'd left some guys on base," Van Horn said. "He had taken some curve balls up in the zone. Some of them didn't get called for strikes, but those are pitches you can drive to the outfield for fly balls. Those are situations you must convert when we get to the SEC.
"So before that at bat, we told Kyle to watch for a first pitch curve ball. So he was sitting on it. If it had been a fast ball, he was going to take it. He got it and he did what he was supposed to do with it."
Robinson said he just followed his coaches.
"The first three at-bats he was throwing first-pitch curve balls every at-bat," Robinson said. "I figured why not sit on one and see what happens. I just went up there, happened to sit on it, put a good swing on it and helped the team out.
"I've just putting in hard work with the coaches. I've been working hard. I just thank the good Lord he gave me the ability to come out here and play. I've been coming out look to do whatever I can to help the team out, and hopefully I can do that the rest of the season."
Robinson pointed out it's hard for pitchers to work around his hot bat right now since Ficociello, hitting behind him, is also red hot.
"It's nice," Robinson said. "I get on-base and he drives me in. We just keep swinging and keep putting up runs."
"We have an impressive start. We've meshed well and a lot of the freshmen have stepped up big. All in all I think at this point in the season we feel pretty good about ourselves."
The Hogs finished the game without two of their key top-of-the-order hitters. Collin Kuhn, the usual leadoff man, sat out his fourth straight game with a sprained hand. He had a bat in the dugout and was ready for pinch-hit duty in the eighth, but Van Horn elected to hold him until Thursday's first game at San Diego State.
"He was available, and he'll be ready Thursday," Van Horn said. "We had thought about using him in the eighth, but I decided to just hold off another couple of days."
Third baseman Matt Reynolds left after the third inning. He was hit in the shoulder by a pitch in the first, then was injured on a sacrifice bunt in the third when the ball hit his right index finger holding the bat. He sustained a dislocated finger. X-rays were negative. He told Van Horn he'd play Thursday at San Diego State.
"It looks like he's going to be okay, but that's a tough injury for an infielder," Van Horn said. "He said he's able to play so that's good."
Van Horn was most pleased with Davenport's performance. The junior lefty suffered the Hogs' first loss in a start against McNeese State on Tuesday. He had been shaky in a no decision last weekend against Utah.
"He didn't pout when we took him out of the rotation and he had to wait until the end of the weekend," Van Horn said. "He was the major plus for the day. He had his breaking ball working and he went out there and did the job. We really need him so that's good to see.
"I don't know -- maybe he likes the bullpen better. Some guys do. Right now, we don't know our rotation. It still might change several more times. We had some young guys start the first three weekends and they might be a little tired so we might need to change up our work habits. Cade Lynch didn't really have it today."
Davenport said, "I knew I let my teammates down and I wanted to get back out there and show them they could count on me to do my job. That's what today was about."
The Hogs got their insurance runs in the eighth on a bases loaded ground out by Jacob Morris and a bases loaded walk by Fisher. Jerrod McKinney opened the frame with a double, Matt Vinson walked and Tim Carver was hit by a pitch.
Attendance was 4,593. Dave Van Horn will speak to the monthly Swatter's Club meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Clarion Inn in Fayetteville.