– The University of Arkansas softball team hit two more home runs Sunday but lost game three of its weekend series to No. 20/17 Texas A&M, 11-7. Stephanie Canfield
hit her first home of the season while Jayme Gee
recorded her fifth in the loss. With Sunday’s result, Arkansas is now 23-14 on the season and 2-7 in Southeastern Conference play.
After a quiet first inning for the offense, the Razorback bats came alive for five runs in the bottom of the second to take a 5-3 lead. With two outs and a runner on first, Gee launched her second home run of the weekend to put Arkansas on the board. Chloe Oprzedek
and Devon Wallace
followed with a double and walk, respectively, and came around to score on a two-run triple off the bat of Canfield.
Texas A&M (26-9, 7-5 SEC) responded with another three spot in its half of the third inning. Gee evened the score with her second RBI hit of the day, a double to the gap in left center to plate pinch runner Kyndra Meeker
. However, the Aggies continued their scoring with five runs over the next two innings, including four unearned runs in the fourth frame, to take an 11-6 lead.
Canfield delivered her final blow with a solo shot in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Arkansas its final tally of the game. Canfield and Clarisa Navarro
finished the day with three hits and lead the team with 12 multi-hit games each this season. Gee, Oprzedek and Jessica Harrison each had two hits Sunday against the Aggies. Texas A&M was led by a three-hit, six-RBI performance from Amber Garza.
The Razorbacks’ four-game home stand draws to a close Tuesday with a midweek matchup against Missouri State. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. (CT) at Bogle Park. Arkansas’ next home SEC series is April 11-13 against South Carolina.
• Scored five or more runs in one inning 19 times this season
• Registered 10 or more hits for the 15th time this season
• 14 games this season with two or more home runs
o Seven home runs during series is best three-game stretch of the season
• Stephanie Canfield
was a single away from hitting for the cycle
• Claire Clark
made her first career pitching appearance
• Jayme Gee
hit her 15th career home run
• Clarisa Navarro
is now tied (Whitney Cloer
) for fifth in program history with 101 career RBI
• Devon Wallace
is now tied for 18th in NCAA history with 173 career walks
o 11 shy of tying the all-time SEC record
• Four-game home stand at #BoglePark concludes Tuesday v Missouri State > first pitch at 5p. #NeverYield
• Two TV appearances next weekend at Alabama > Friday on @ESPNU and Sunday on @ESPN #NeverYield
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