The Razorbacks (3-1) scored in five of the sixth innings they batted and the numbers were all crooked. They pounded 12 hits and took advantage of 12 walks by UNO pitchers. Tyler Spoon and Willie Schwanke, both freshmen, hit two-run homers for the Hogs. Jacob Mahan had three hits and four RBI.
Freshman lefty Colin Poche gave up a two-out single in the fifth, his last inning. Junior lefty Cade Lynch, battling back from health issues, pitched two hitless innings.
New Orleans (0-3) never threatened in the seven-inning opener.
In the second game, the Privateers did put two runners on base in two innings, but pitchers Landon Simpson (three innings), Colby Suggs (one), Michael Gunn (four) and Jalen Beeks (one) were in control.
The Hogs tallied single runs in the second, sixth and seventh innings on seven hits. Catcher Jake Wise had two RBI on a hit and a ground out. Matt Vinson had two hits.
Poche was in uniform for the first time as a Razorback. He was suspended for the opening weekend. He was not aware of a potential no-hit bid when he gave up the clean single, the only hit by the Privateers in the opener.
"I didn't notice it," he said. "When I gave up the hit, everyone started clapping and I looked at the scoreboard and saw it was the first hit."
Poche also said he tried not to look at the score.
"I was a little nervous for the first time out, but my teammates put a five-spot up early," he said. "As a pitcher, you try to go out there like it was 0-0.
"I had a little bit of everything working. My command with the fast ball was good, the slider was good and the changeup was good. I was starting the slider in the zone and they were chasing it out of the zone."
The doubleheader was scheduled early in the day when weather forecasts showed that it would be tough to get in game two of the series scheduled for Wednesday. That knocked Trey Killian out of a start. Killian had pitched Friday and UA coaches didn't want to bring him back on short rest on Tuesday.
Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said Killian would start Sunday. He pitched a light bullpen Monday on the Hogs' off day.
"He was going tomorrow, but there isn't a tomorrow," Van Horn said. "Throwing the bullpen yesterday knocked him out today."
Van Horn said things came easy in the first game because of the walks and breeze blowing out. When that happens, sometimes it gets squeaky in the second game.
"Anytime you score 14 and have a bunch of hits in the first game, you know it's probably going to be tight in the second game," he said. "Very rarely do you get big numbers twice.
"It was two good wins. I thought we played pretty good defense all day."
The pitching was solid from start to finish. Suggs, coming back from a rib pull, threw 20 pitches in the fourth inning, his limit.
"We didn't want to put him in for a close situation," Van Horn said. "We didn't want him out there doing what he does, grunting and snorting and getting after it. We wanted him to pitch calmly and throw 20 pitches. I wish he'd thrown more strikes, but it was good."
Van Horn loved all of his pitchers.
"Poche threw strikes and that was good for his first time," he said. "I'm sure there were first game jitters, but his team got him five and he went back out there and relaxed. His velocity picked up as he went along."
The Hogs will take Wednesday and Thursday off before playing host to Evansville in a three-game series starting at 3:05 p.m. Friday.
Van Horn thinks he'll rest returnees Dominic Ficociello (oblique injury) and Randall Fant (hamstring injury) for the weekend.
"I think the first time Dominic will be in the batter's box will be in Arizona," Van Horn said, referencing the Hogs' four-game set in Surprise, Ariz., set to begin Feb. 28."
Van Horn looks forward to Ficociello's return to give the Hogs another solid bat in the middle of the lineup. He'll likely hit behind Spoon, hitting .444 through five games.
"Ficociello will protect Spoon, or vice versa," Van Horn said. "Tyler, he's a threat. He can hit for average and if you make a mistake, he can drive it over your head. He goes up there swinging."
The Hogs will go with a weekend rotation of Ryne Stanek, Barrett Astin and Killian on the weekend.