02/07 - 5:45 PM
SB vs UC Davis
02/07 - 8:00 PM
SB at UNLV
02/08 - 11:00 AM
SB vs San Diego
02/08 - 3:30 PM
SB vs Washington
02/09 - 12:00 PM
SB vs Baylor
02/13 - 3:30 PM
SB vs Jackson State
02/13 - 6:00 PM
SB vs Butler
02/14 - 9:30 AM
SB vs North Carolina State vs. St. John's
02/14 - 12:00 PM
SB vs Jackson State vs. Butler
02/14 - 2:30 PM
SB vs St. John's vs. UMKC
02/14 - 5:00 PM
SB vs North Carolina State
02/14 - 7:30 PM
SB vs UMKC vs. Jackson State
02/15 - 9:30 AM
SB vs Butler vs. North Carolina State
02/15 - 12:00 PM
SB vs Jackson State vs. St. John's
02/15 - 2:30 PM
SB vs North Carolina State vs. UMKC
FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas softball has cancelled its doubleheader against Mississippi Valley State due to expected rain on Tuesday afternoon.
Arkansas will continue practice in the next three days before its weekend series against No. 13 LSU. Game one of the SEC series will be Friday at 6 p.m. in Bogle Park.
“We are working hard and are going to continue to work hard,” head coach Mike Larabee said. “It is a long haul and we have a lot of great things ahead of us. Every game is important.”
Arkansas is coming off of a sweep of No. 22 Georgia last weekend. This was the first time an Arkansas softball team has swept a ranked team since 2000. This was also the first three-game sweep of Georgia in team history.
“I was very proud of our team,” head coach Mike Larabee said. “The team had a great, athletic, attitude. The bench, and players that didn’t get into the game, got on board. We played a high level of defense the entire weekend.”
The team was led at the plate by their stud-sophomore, Devon Wallace. She was named the CollegeSportsMadness.com National Player of the Week and was also named the SEC Player of the Week by the conference office. She hit 5-for-8 (.625) in the three games against No. 22 Georgia. She homered in all three games of the series, including a walk-off grand slam in game two. She also scored three runs and knocked in seven RBI in the three games. Her slugging percentage in the weekend series was 1.556.
“Devon deserves it,” Larabee said. “She put in extra time with the coaching staff last week and some time by herself. She had a rough time at Florida and great players want to get better. She showed an amazing work ethic this week in practice and then had a great weekend against Georgia.”
In the circle, the Hogs were led by their senior pitcher, Chelsea Cohen. The captain started all three games and on Saturday allowed three runs on eight hits in her nine innings pitched. Cohen tallied two wins against Georgia on the weekend. The Bulldogs came into the series ranked first in the SEC in hitting and in runs scored. Also pitching well was her classmate, Hope McLemore. She was inserted into game three of the series and went five scoreless innings, only giving up two hits, while striking out five. This was McLemore’s fourth win of the season.
“Chelsea and Hope were phenomenal last weekend,” Larabee said. “We talk to our pitchers about working ahead in counts and they did that. We had great pitching, good defense and timely hitting.”
Game two of the LSU series will be on Saturday at 1 p.m. and fans are encouraged to purchase one dollar tickets to the Saturday game. The series finale will be Sunday at 1 p.m. in Bogle Park.