With one powerful swing in the top of the first inning Sunday, Arkansas redshirt Blake Baxendale put LSU's brooms back in the closet.
He and his teammates – including the suddenly homer-happy Eric Fisher – just kept pushing them further back the next eight innings.
Baxendale hit a grand slam homer and had a career-high five RBIs, Fisher hit his third homer in as many days and starting pitcher Chris Oliver gutted through seven innings as the Razorbacks downed the Tigers 10-4 at Alex Box Stadium.
"I came up with the bases loaded and one out and just trying to get the job done, just trying to get a ball to the outfield," Baxendale said. "I am not the best runner so I am just trying to get something in the air and luckily I got a 1-0 change up that was elevated for me and I was able to put it out."
Tyler Spoon doubled to start the game for Arkansas (22-15, 7-8), Andrew Bentendi singled and Joe Serrano before Brian Anderson popped out.
Baxendale then crushed a pitch from LSU starter and loser Kevin Bouman (3-2) for his first homer of the season.
"I took a couple of hard steps out of the box and I knew that throughout BP the wind was blowing out so once I got it up in the jet stream I took a couple of hard steps, but I knew I had hit it pretty well," Baxendale said.
Baxendale also had an RBI double as the Razorbacks salvaged a game after losing 5-3 on Friday and 5-4 on Saturday in walk-off fashion.
"We are a bunch of competitors and we took punches on Friday and punches on Saturday, but we never go down," Baxendale said. "We need to comeback with a punch today and we did."
Oliver (4-3) pitched the seven innings while giving up four runs on four hits and fanning one, but struggled with his control while walking seven and hitting a batter.
LSU (27-9-1, 8-6-1) got a pair of runs off him in the second, but Jake Wise's RBI grounder plated Fisher in the fourth to push Arkansas' lead to 5-2.
It became 7-2 when Anderson's sacrifice fly scored Benintendi and Baxendale doubled home Serrano later in the inning.
Fisher's fifth homer of the year made it 9-2 and Benintendi's sacrifice fly in the eighth scored Arkansas' 10th run – the Razorbacks' most in any SEC game this season.
Anderson pushed his hitting streak to 13 games with a single in the ninth.
Zach Jackson finished up the final two innings on the mound for Arkansas with a pair of strikeouts.
The Razorbacks will begin a nine-game home stand Tuesday when they host Stephen F. Austin at 6:35 p.m.
Blake Baxendale does a post-game interview after his big day Sunday at LSU.
Arkansas 10, LSU 4
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