– The University of Arkansas softball team dropped a 4-1 decision to No. 15/17 Tulsa Wednesday night at Bogle Park. For a second-consecutive game, the Razorbacks staged a seventh-inning rally that fell just short. At the plate, Stephanie Canfield
reached base three times including a pair of singles. Arkansas is now 24-18 on the season.
“I thought there were an awful lot of positives tonight despite the loss,” head coach Mike Larabee
said. “It was great to get Kimmy Beasley
back in the circle tonight, I thought she did outstanding in her innings. Sydney Wright
did great to come in to the game in a relief effort. We will hopefully build on our positives tonight going into this weekend.”
Tulsa (36-4) struck first with three runs in the top of the third but the Razorbacks answered with a run of their own in the bottom half of the frame. With runners on the corners, Canfield dropped a one-out bloop single in front of the Golden Hurricane left fielder to score Jennifer Rambo
Facing a three-run deficit after TU tacked on another run in the top of the seventh inning, the Razorbacks put together a scoring threat. With Rambo and Jayme Gee
on second and third, respectively, Canfield reached base for third time in the game with a two-out walk to extend the game and load the bases. However, Tulsa starter Aimee Creger got the next hitter to pop out to end the game.
In her first start since Feb. 21, Beasley allowed three runs—two earned—and struck out three in three innings of work. Wright came on in relief and pitched three scoreless innings before allowing the final run of the game in the seventh.
Arkansas completes its week-long home stand April 11-13 with a Southeastern Conference series against South Carolina. Game one of the weekend set is scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. (CT) at Bogle Park. Jennifer Rambo
and Chloe Oprzedek
will be recognized before games one and two, respectively, for their Senior Day ceremonies.
• Kimmy Beasley
made first start since Feb. 21 vs. North Dakota at FGCU Round Robin
• Stephanie Canfield
recorded team-leading 14th multi-hit game of the season
• With free pass in the fourth inning, Chloe Oprzedek
drew her first walk since March 22 at Ole Miss
• Devon Wallace
is now tied for 12th in NCAA history with 178 career walks
o Six shy of tying the SEC career record
• Devon Wallace
has reached base safely in 16-consecutive games
• Wednesday's game was the 25th all-time meeting between teams; Tulsa takes 13-12 advantage
• Wednesday’s game was the seventh single game or series against a ranked opponent this year
• SEC season continues April 11-13 for @RazorbackSB with home series v South Carolina. #NeverYield
• Friday’s game v South Carolina will be Senior Day for Jennifer Rambo
• Saturday’s game v South Carolina will be Senior Day for Chloe Oprzedek
• Saturday’s game v South Carolina will be televised by CST, first pitch at 1p #WPS
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