FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Capping the Razorbacks’ second win of the day, freshman Mary Haff tallied the seventh no-hitter in program history in a 9-0, six-inning triumph over Northern Colorado. Haff matched her season high with 12 strikeouts and benefitted from a pair of home runs from fellow freshmen Kayla Green and Hannah McEwen. Arkansas began its weekend with a 12-3 victory over Dartmouth.
“Mary has been knocking on that door for a couple of games now,” head coach Courtney Deifel said. “To see her finally get the no-hitter today was really exciting. Offensively, it seems like every game we’re seeing someone new step up and produce for us. I really liked the way we played in both games today.”
Game 1: Arkansas 12, Dartmouth 3 (5 inn.) | Box Score
Game 2: Arkansas 9, Northern Colorado 0 (6 inn.) | Box Score
Day two of the Razorback Invitational features Arkansas’ second game of the weekend against Dartmouth with first pitch at 4 p.m. (CT) with the team’s first-ever meeting with Central Connecticut State to follow. Both games will be streamed through SEC Network+ and the WatchESPN app.
Between the two games, McEwen finished the day with five hits, eight RBI and three runs scored. She leads the team with 25 runs driven in and is second in the lineup with her .444 batting average. During her current nine-game hitting streak, she has seven multi-hit efforts.
Haff’s no-hitter is Arkansas’ first since the 2014 season when Grace Moll blanked Eastern Michigan. She struck out the first four hitters she faced and Northern Colorado didn’t advance a runner to second base at any point in the game. In the fourth, Haff walked the lead-off hitter but after a fly out and strikeout, Green threw out the runner trying to steal second. Haff is now 7-0 on the season.
Tammy Kincaid and Rachel Talley vs CSUN – Feb. 19, 2000 (W, 1-0)
Jennifer Bottoms vs Ohio State – March 4, 2000 (W, 2-0)
Katy Henry vs Centenary – March 5, 2006 (W, 1-0)
Kimmy Beasley vs Savannah State – March 21, 2013 (W, 10-0)
Hope McLemore and Chelsea Cohen vs Kentucky – April 20, 2013 (W, 4-0)
Grace Moll vs Eastern Michigan – Feb. 21, 2014 (W, 13-0)
Mary Haff vs Northern Colorado – March 2, 2018 (W, 9-0)
In Arkansas’ first game of the day, neither team scored in the first inning but Dartmouth broke through with three runs in the top of the second. The Razorbacks’ offense responded with 12 unanswered runs over the next two innings. Each player in the lineup had at least one hit or one runs scored. Arkansas has scored at least five runs in five innings this season including the team’s five-run second and seven-run third against the Big Green.
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