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Easley Hits Home Run Lady’Backs Upset No. 11 LSU

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Easley Hits Home Run Lady’Backs Upset No. 11 LSU

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas softball team defeated No. 11 LSU for the first time in Fayetteville since 1999 with a 3-2 win Tuesday, April 25.

Senior infielder Shana Easley guided the Lady Razorbacks (25-28, 9-15) with a solo home run. Sophomore Katy Henry (14-13) took the win and recorded five strikeouts in the complete-game performance.

Due the weather conditions in Fayetteville Tuesday, the doubleheader has been changed to Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

Arkansas softball head coach Jamie Pinkerton said Easley’s home run was huge while the victory was only the sixth in school history over the Tigers.

“That was mammoth,” he said. “It was a great win for us. LSU is a great team. We’re getting better each day out. It was a good game for us.”

The Lady’Backs scored first when they took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Freshman infielder Sandra Smith and senior designated player Blaire Perry paced Arkansas with singles.

LSU tied the game at 1-1 in the fourth inning on three hits. The Lady’Backs answered in the fifth inning to reclaim the lead, 2-1.

In the sixth inning, Easley gave Arkansas a 3-1 advantage when she hit a leadoff home run. Easley leads the team with five home runs this season. LSU responded in the top of the seventh inning to cut the lead to 3-2 when sophomore infielder Andrea Smith hit a solo home run.

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