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Lady’Backs run past Roadrunners 7-0

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lady’Backs run past Roadrunners 7-0

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – The University of Arkansas softball team racked up nine hits and seven runs against Texas-San Antonio in its first game of the day Saturday at the Texas A&M Aggie Classic in College Station, Texas. A two-out rally in the bottom of the first inning got the Lady Razorbacks out to a 4-0 lead against the Roadrunners. Sophomore Kayla Johnson and freshman Miranda Dixon each walked on two outs and advanced a base on a wild pitch to put both runners in scoring position. Junior Dayna Huckabee then stepped up to the plate and hit a line-drive single up the middle to score both Lady’Backs. Freshman Jessica Bachkora singled to left field moving Huckabee to second base. Another single to left field by sophomore Whitney Cloer drove in Huckabee. Bachkora also scored on the play and Cloer got to third as the ball slipped under the left fielder’s glove and rolled deep into the outfield. “Offensively I’m really pleased with the team,” said head coach Jamie Pinkerton. “This weekend the lower half of the lineup has really picked up and that’s what we need to have. The Lady’Backs tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning behind a double through the left side from sophomore Kayla Johnson. Senior Rachel LeMaster scored on the hit after reaching first base on a wild pitch and stealing second. A UTSA throwing error by the second baseman scored Johnson. Cloer led off the sixth inning with what looked like a home run to center field, but a strong wind blowing in from center kept her ball in the park for a stand-up triple. Cloer scored on a single from Reed over the shortstop’s head for a 7-0 Arkansas lead. Junior Katy Henry picked up the win in the circle evening her record to 3-3. Henry pitched a complete game, striking out seven and allowing four hits. “Katy threw well,” said Pinkerton. “She struggled a bit in the second inning, but was able to make some adjustments after Coach Sartini talked to her. I was proud of the way she came back.” Arkansas improved to 3-5 with the win this morning, while the Roadrunners fell to 2-6. “We just have to look now to build on our successes, get some consistency and try to string along some wins,” said Pinkerton. The Lady’Backs continue play this afternoon looking for an upset against No. 3 Texas A&M at 4:45 p.m. For more information about Arkansas softball, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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