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Arkansas drops series finale to No. 17 UK

04/21/2013
Athletic Communications
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FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas softball team fell to the No. 17 Kentucky Wildcats, 5-3, on Sunday at Bogle Park.

Arkansas (30-17, 8-10) was led by Jennifer Rambo in the series. She finished her fantastic weekend with a hit in game three and her third RBI in as many days. The junior went 3-for-4 in the series with three RBI, two runs scored and three walks. She also hit two homeruns and a double in the three games.

Jennifer Rambo had a great weekend,” head coach Mike Larabee said. “But we need others to step up and hit. We are going to need the timely hits next week against Tennessee.”

Kentucky scored five runs in the first four innings off of Arkansas starter Kimmy Beasley. Chelsea Cohen came on in relief and shut down the Wildcats. She went four scoreless innings and only gave up five hits. The Sparks, Nev. native struck out six and walked one.

“Chelsea came in and did a fantastic job in relief,” Larabee said. “She gave us a chance to come back and win. We had opportunities at the end of the game but didn’t get timely hits.”

Kentucky jumped on the board in the first inning. After a strikeout of Maisie Steed to start the game, Beasley allowed a walk to Griffin Joiner. The next batter, Lauren Cumbess, drilled a homerun over the leftfield fence. Her team-leading 11th homer of the season gave UK a 2-0 lead.

Beasley battled back in the second and worked a 1-2-3 inning. Rambo continued her solid weekend in the bottom of the inning and notched a one-out double. However, she went stranded and the Hogs remained in a two run hole.

Devon Wallace walked for the second time of the game with one out in the bottom of the third. Her 64th walk of the season brought her within three walks of breaking the single-season SEC walks record. The next batter, Stephanie Canfield, lined into a double play two pitches later to end the inning.

The Foreman, Ark. native, Beasley, had retired six straight batters going into the fourth inning, but gave up back-to-back infield singles to start the frame. Pinch-running Kara Dill stole third base to put runners at the corners with zero outs for Nikki Sagermann. She belted a three-run homerun over the rightfield fence to push the lead to five runs. This ended Beasley’s day in the circle and brought the senior captain, Cohen, into the game.  She got Ginny Carroll to fly out and then Christian Stokes roped a single to centerfield. Krystal Smith followed the single with a bloop hit into leftfield. Cohen rallied and struck out Sylver Samuel and Steed to keep the damage at a minimum.

Chloe Oprzedek was down 0-2 in Arkansas’ first at-bat of the fourth inning, but fought back to draw a walk. She was advanced to second by Clarisa Navarro on the next at-bat and reached third on an infield single from Sierra Bronkey. Rambo followed the single with a walk to load the bases for Nicole Schroeder. She drew her 25th walk of the season and put the Hogs on the board. Jayme Gee followed the RBI with a sacrifice fly to rightfield and made the score 5-2.

Wallace was hit by a pitch to start the bottom of the fifth, but was retired on the next pitch as Canfield grounded into a fielder’s choice. Oprzedek then walked to put two runners on base. Two batters later Bronkey reached on an error to load the bases with two outs for Rambo. She drew a walk on five pitches and garnered her third RBI of the series.

After Cohen worked a scoreless sixth, she ran into trouble in the seventh. Cohen allowed back-to-back singles to begin the inning. After a strikeout to Steed, the Wildcats garnered another single, this time from Joiner. Cohen worked out of the bases loaded jam as Cumbess flew out and Alice O’Brien grounded out to end the top of the seventh.

Canfield tried to start the rally in the bottom of the seventh by pounding a single up the middle. Two batters later, Navarro grounded into a fielder’s choice and Canfield was retired at second for out number two. Bronkey then grounded out to end the game and give Kentucky a 5-3 win.

Next up, Arkansas heads to No. 2 Tennessee to take on the Volunteers. Game one of the series is slated for 6 p.m. CT and will be televised by FSN.


 


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