The Hogs, 14-2, cruised in the second game behind pitchers Randall Fant, Ty Wright, Colby Suggs, Michael Gunn and Barrett Astin for a 6-0 victory. Binghamton, limited to four hits in the second game, is 0-6 on the season.
Baxendale is among the nation's leaders with his 5-0 start, but he didn't care for the way he got to his pitch count limit Saturday. He gave up six hits and three runs (two earned) in throwing 79 pitches in his five innings.
"I probably threw more in my five innings than I wanted," Baxendale said. "I got to my limit and I wish I could have gone a few more innings. I've got to attack the zone better."
Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said Baxendale did what he does best -- battle throughout.
"I think DJ would tell you that he didn't have his best stuff," Van Horn said. "He did just enough. But I think what you would say on the day was that our pitching was outstanding. Brandon Moore gave us four outstanding innings after DJ.
"Brandon had to face five or six lefties and he was tremendous. He had a lot of sink and run to his change-up and spotted his fast ball away. We had the bullpen on alert in the first game, but we never had to get anyone hot."
Baxendale said it was a lot like victory number three he got the previous week where teammates did more than he did. He credited the Arkansas offense for its power (three home runs) and for Brandon Moore's effective work out of the bullpen.
Moore got the save with four impressive innings. He allowed just one hit with five strikeouts. Moore would have faced the minimum except rightfielder Jimmy Bosco dropped a fly ball with two outs in the ninth. Moore ended it with a strikeout.
"I've got (five victories) but one of those was just one inning in a midweek game," Baxendale said. "I threw only eight pitches (in a start) and I wouldn't have gotten the victory unless our guys scored a run in that inning. Just like today, give the other guys credit. They made plays behind me to keep me out of trouble.
"I didn't come out feeling great so I just tried to battle and rely on our defense. Binghamton is a good challenge. They can swing the bats. They do a good job of hunting the fast ball. You make a mistake, they are going to hit it. You better locate and I need to do a better job of that."
The offense in the opener Saturday was simple, just like Friday. The Hogs played long ball in the first. After Tim Carver doubled to right field, Matt Reynolds lined a home run hig on the pole down the line in left. Sam Bates followed with a solo homer off the scoreboard in right center. In the fifth, Carver doubled and Jimmy Bosco homered into the Binghamton bullpen.
Fant was strong through five innings. Van Horn said he decided to go with matchups for three innings before turning it over to Astin for the final inning.
"Fant was better," Van Horn said. "We had the bullpen ready to roll and we just decided to go with matchups in the sixth. Barrett was outstanding in the ninth."
After scoring all of their runs via the long ball in the first two games of the series, Van Horn took his big bats out of the heart of the lineup for the third game and play a little small ball.
"You are going to have to win some games like that," he said. "I told the team after the game that you'll have to win different ways and we did that today. Joe Serrano had a couple of nice bunts and some good at bats."
Tim Carver continued his hot hitting. He had a hit in both games of the doubleheader to extend his hitting streak to 13 games.
"Wow -- I didn't know that," Van Horn said. "He had a fly ball to right field in the second game. That is notable because I couldn't remember him doing that very much. He's been very consistent. He's not swinging at any bad balls. He's been a tough out. "
Carver didn't know he had a hitting streak, either.
"I just found out about it," he said. "I just try to take the same approach every at bat and don't think about it whether or not it's good or bad."
The Hogs play host to Gonzaga at 6 p.m. Tuesday night in the first night game of the season, mostly to get ready for the start of SEC play. The Hogs will play at night Friday against Alabama.
Van Horn said freshman Chris Oliver is the likely starter on Tuesday night. He also said Trent Daniel, a highly regarded lefty returnee, was rounding into form.
"Trent didn't pitch well this summer and didn't throw well in the fall," Van Horn said. "He hadn't looked like the same Trent. I was talking with (pitching coach Dave) Jorn tonight coming down the tunnel and he said, 'Trent is ready now.'"