Georgia had the pitching on Sunday. Arkansas did not. The Bulldogs took advantage of nine walks from Razorback pitching, plus three UA errors to romp to a 13-2 victory before 3,961 at Baum Stadium.
Arkansas starter James Mahler, true freshman from Salt Lake City, Utah, gave up five walks in three plus innings as the Bulldogs jumped to a 9-0 lead after four innings.
It didn't help that junior captain Logan Forsythe committed two errors. It gave him three for the weekend, the first time in his UA career to do that in an SEC series.
Georgia starter Nathan Moreau was smooth through six innings, striking out eight, including five straight in one stretch. Moreau got his first decision of the season, but improved to 15-3 on his career.
"I looked on the scoreboard at one point and they had nine runs on just six hits," Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said about the Georgia runaway. "You think we are either giving them walks or it could be the defense. It was both.
"We got beat up pretty good yesterday so we tried to leave them alone last night and not try the rah-rah stuff. We came out today and just got it handed to us.
"We've got a tough road trip now (two games at Nebraska, then three at LSU this week), so you hope that some of this adversity helps you later and you learn to fight through it."
Van Horn kept the Hogs in left field for a long talk afterwards. Then, after that broke up, pitching coach Dave Jorn took his hurlers to the bullpen for an even longer visit.
"You aren't doing anything but going over the mistakes," Van Horn said. "No one wants to make physical errors. Logan made some. I've played that position so I know what he was thinking on each one of them. He over ran one of them. That was just trying too hard to be quick to it.
"He's a good player and he's going to be fine. He missed all of our fall work and most of January. He's starting to hit well and he'll be fine in the field.
"Our pitching is young. We may have to change things up. We went with Mahler today and he looked nervous. He's had four starts and he had some experience that should have prepared him for this. We may have to rethink that. He didn't throw strikes, but we didn't help him with our defense either.
"Really, you don't know exactly what to do on pitching right now. We are going to play two games at Nebraska and then three at LSU. You want to look at some guys in the midweek games, but to be honest they may be guys that we need to throw on the weekend. Mike Bolsinger was a pitcher we wanted to use yesterday and he was sick. He was sick again today. We may need to start him Tuesday, but he's a guy we will want to use him on the weekend. So it's a tough call with the schedule."
Forsythe called the Hogs' play "sloppy. We didn't do the small things. Even when the other team gets a big lead, you have to do the little things right and we didn't. It's a learning experience and we just have to keep working and trying to get better."
The Hogs managed just six hits, two by Andrew Darr. Darr came in after the sixth inning when Van Horn made several switches trying to shake up the offense.
Georgia 13, Arkansas 2
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