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Lady’Backs Open Home Stand with No. 18 Auburn

Lady’Backs Open Home Stand with No. 18 Auburn

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas softball team hosts No. 18 Auburn, Saturday, April 22 with a doubleheader at 1:00 p.m. The series concludes Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

The Lady Razorbacks (23-26, 7-13) are looking for their first win over Auburn since 2003 with an 11-game home stand that starts Saturday. In the series with the Tigers (29-12, 10-8), Arkansas has an 18-14 advantage.

Arkansas softball head coach Jamie Pinkerton said the Lady’Backs need to continue the level of play that has led to a four-game winning streak.

“It’s a series that can have implications obviously on seeding in the SEC tournament,” he said. “We’ve got to remain focused and continue to play good ball.”

For the Lady’Backs, senior Blaire Perry leads the team with 41 hits and a .293 batting average. In the circle, sophomore Katy Henry has 185 strikeouts and a 2.11 ERA. Auburn has a .295 team batting average, which is anchored by junior Kristina McCain’s .395 mark.

Pinkerton said he expects the Tigers to pose a challenge for the Lady’Backs after they were swept in Auburn in 2005.

“They bring a very good club in here,” he said. “They did a pretty good job of taking care of us last year. Hopefully, we can play solid ball, get good pitching, defense and timely hitting.”

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Sports Category : Softball