FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 25 University of Arkansas softball team makes a midweek road trip to Tulsa. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. (CT) with the game being televised by Cox Sports Television. Leah Secondo and Barb Jordan are set to handle the commentary duties. The Razorbacks return to Bogle Park this weekend to host No. 14 Tennessee, beginning Friday in the team’s SEC home opener.
What: #25 Arkansas (19-4) at Tulsa (14-10) | Game Notes
When: 5 p.m. (CT)
Where: Collins Family Softball Complex (Tulsa, Okla.)
How to Follow: Cox Sports Television | Web Stream | Live Stats
Series vs Tulsa
Wednesday’s game marks the 30th meeting between Arkansas and Tulsa with the Golden Hurricane holding a 16-13 advantage. The two teams split two games last year with each winning on the other’s home field. Arkansas’ win last year snapped a five-game skid against Tulsa.
Last Time Out
The Razorbacks began SEC play by getting swept in a road series at No. 9 Alabama. In game two, Arkansas led 3-1 in the seventh inning but the Crimson Tide rallied to tie and come away with the 4-3 win in nine innings. Tori Cooper led Arkansas with four hits on the weekend.
Touch ‘Em All
Entering Wednesday’s midweek at Tulsa, Arkansas leads the SEC and is tied for fifth in the NCAA with 33 home runs. Nationally, the Razorbacks’ offense also ranks third in slugging percentage (.594), ninth in batting average (.349), 11th scoring (7.26 runs per game) and 16th in on-base percentage (.428).
Best in the SEC
Seniors Nicole Schroeder and Shelby Hiers combine to lead the SEC in four categories. Schroeder ranks first in the SEC in home runs (12), slugging percentage (1.242) and total bases (77) while Hiers is tied for the SEC lead with 30 runs scored. Schroeder’s home run and slugging percentage also lead the NCAA.
Top-25 Series at Bogle Park
Checking in at No. 25 in this week’s ESPN/USA Softball poll (March 14), Arkansas will host its first-ever, top-25 series when it hosts No. 14 Tennessee this weekend at Bogle Park. Game one is scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. (CT).
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