FAYETTEVILLE-Senior infielder Ashley Carter led the Arkansas softball team (10-22, 0-9) with two hits as the Lady Razorbacks fell 8-0 to Southeastern Conference opponent, No. 16 Florida (24-6, 3-0).
Freshman starting pitcher Katy Henry (3-7) didn’t have the same outing that she had in the series opener as Henry recorded the loss.
Florida opened the game with a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on two hits. The Gators added six runs on seven hits in the third inning.
Arkansas softball head coach Jamie Pinkerton said he was pleased with the Lady’Back effort at the plate in the series with the Gators.
“I thought overall we hit the ball well,” Pinkerton said. “We put the ball in play and continued to get better in that aspect.”
In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Lady’Backs recorded a pair of hits as sophomore infielder Kallie Foglesong and Carter both knocked two-out singles up the middle. Unfortunately, the Arkansas base runners were left stranded.
Pinkerton said his young pitching staff needs to have more outings like the Lady’Backs had in game one of the series when Arkansas out hit Florida 6-4.
“We can’t give up 16 hits and expect to win,” Pinkerton said. “At some point and time this season, it will come around.”
Arkansas travels to Shreveport, La., for a mid-week non-conference doubleheader with Centenary College, Wednesday, March 23, at 3 p.m.
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