Senior lefty Randall Fant allowed a solo home run in six innings of two-hit work, then turned it over to Landon Simpson (four outs), Trent Daniel (one out) and Colby Suggs (three outs) to close out the SEC series victory.
The No. 12 Hogs (27-15, 11-7 SEC) won the final two games of the series. They held a 3-1 lead after seven innings Friday night before the Aggies (22-19, 7-11) won it on a grand slam, 5-3.
Arkansas scored single runs in the first and third innings. Brian Anderson had an RBI single after Matt Vinson walked and Tyler Spoon singled. In the third, Brett McAfee walked, Joe Serrano put down a sacrifice bunt, Vinson singled and Anderson lifted a sacrifice fly to right. McAfee was safe at the plate on a close play.
The Hogs had 11 hits on the day, after a 15-hit attack Saturday night. But they stranded nine runners, many in scoring position.
"Fant did a tremendous job," Van Horn said. "We were hoping to get four or five innings because we had some pretty good guys ready to go in the bullpen.
"But after the home run (in the second), Randall turned it up a notch. He was spotting his fast ball in and that made his changeup better."
Van Horn called the bullpen "tremendous," especially Simpson. He opted for Trent Daniel in a lefty matchup with Cole Lankford after Jalen Beeks lost that matchup Friday night. Van Horn said Suggs was "as good as he's been."
The offense was good, but it was "frustrating" not to plate more runs.
"We really did a good job of setting the table," Van Horn said. "We just didn't get the big hit.
"But it feels great to win the series. Friday night was a heartbreaker. We had a 3-0 lead and that's hard."
Joe Serrano, Bret McAfee and Vinson all had two hits for the Hogs. That's five for McAfee in two days. Jordan Farris had another hit to give him four in two days. He cranked a fly to deep center that stayed in the park only because the wind was blowing straight in at a good clip.
Van Horn seemed committed to the middle infield duo of McAfee at short and Farris at second.
"They are both doing a great job of swinging the bat," he said. "McAfee and Farris had a nice double play. Farris did a great job of turning it. He's got a strong arm. It's good to have them rolling. They are settling in and we are winning, so why change it."
The Hogs had lost four straight before winning the final two of the series. Van Horn said there had been a couple of team meetings over the last few days.
"We played good this weekend," he said. "This does a lot for our confidence. It was a tough loss Friday after (losing a doubleheader at Nebraska) Tuesday.
"We've won four SEC series and lost two, and the two we lost were extra inning games on Sunday. We've been extremely close to winning all six. This league is tough."
The problem has not been SEC play, but struggles in non-conference play. The Hogs play host to Big 12 leader Oklahoma on Tuesday night.
"I know they are good," Van Horn said of the Sooners. "They are probably going to run away with the (Big 12 race).
"It's a big game, they are all big. But what's important to us is the weekend games. I'm not going to pitch us to death (Tuesday)."
Van Horn said he had not thought too much about the pitching lineup available Tuesday, but hinted that Ty Wright would get the start.
"We've got a lot of guys available," he said. "There were quite a few that didn't pitch this weekend."
Catcher Jake Wise fought through a tough weekend. He's been battling back spasms and a hitting slump, but has been steady behind the plate. He took several foul balls off his body, then slammed his hand into a bat following through while throwing out a first-inning base stealer.
"He was hurting," Van Horn said. "He was down and I was trying to talk to him. After a little bit, he asked me, 'Did I get him?' I said, 'Yeah, by 10 feet.'
"We'll know more tomorrow. He's tough. He's running the show out there. The A&M batters were moving around in the box, anticipating Fant's change up, moving up. We just let him call a lot of the game.
"I know he's having a hard time at the plate, but he hit the ball hard every time last night."
Wise was the only Razorback not to get in hit both Saturday night and again Sunday.
Brian Anderson makes a diving catch in left field.
Colby Suggs got the save with a perfect ninth.
Dominic Ficociello flips to first for a force out.
Jordan Farris turns a double play.
Randall Fant improved his record to 3-1.
Dave Van Horn liked the bullpen work.