FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas softball team hosts No. 12/15 Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon to open a four-game home stand at Bogle Park. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. (CT) and the game will be televised by Fox Sport College and Fox Sports Southwest Plus. The Razorbacks enter the week with a 27-24 overall record.
During the season, UA students and fans 17 years and younger receive free admission to all Arkansas softball games with valid ID. General admission tickets are $4 while tickets for groups of 10 or more are $2 at the ticket window. In addition to television coverage, fans can listen online through RazorVision or tune in to KXUA 88.3 FM in Fayetteville for the audio stream.
Arkansas enters its game against OU as the sixth-highest scoring team in the country at 6.92 runs per game. Additionally, the Razorbacks are ranked among the top 30 teams nationally in slugging percentage (23rd/.501) and batting average (29th/.313). Devon Wallace is the NCAA leader with 56 walks this season and is the active career leader with 188 free passes, two shy of tying the eighth-highest total in NCAA history.
Wallace leads the Razorbacks with 12 home runs and 52 runs scored. At the plate, Clarisa Navarro carries a team-best .370 batting average and 12 doubles. Stephanie Canfield has a team-high 61 hits and 10 stolen bases. The sophomore outfielder is hit one shy of tying the 10th-best single season mark in program history. Kasey Fagan leads Arkansas with 44 RBI. In the circle, Grace Moll leads the pitching staff with 10 wins and 64 strikeouts.
Wednesday’s game will be the 21st all-time meeting between Arkansas and Oklahoma (39-10, 11-2 Big 12), and theeighth time playing on the Razorbacks’ home field in Fayetteville. The two teams played twice last year during the 2013 NCAA Norman Regional but haven’t faced one another in the regular season since the 2010 campaign. The midweek matchup will be Arkansas’ ninth single game or series against a top-25 opponent this season.
Following their midweek game, the Razorbacks will close out the regular season with a weekend SEC series at Bogle Park against No. 7/5 Florida. Games two and three with the Gators will be televised on ESPN. This weekend’s series will also mark Senior Day for Jayme Gee (Friday), Ashley Martindale (Saturday) and Amanda Geile (Sunday).
In-game updates will also be available on Twitter and with live stats at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. For more information on Arkansas softball, follow @RazorbackSB on Twitter.
Download: Game Notes 17_vs Oklahoma.pdf