FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Nicole Schroeder extended her on-base streak to a season-high seven games while Shelby Hiers and Autumn Russell both reached base twice but the Razorbacks dropped game one of their weekend series to third-ranked Auburn. The Tigers scored in four of five innings to post a 21-0 win Friday evening at Bogle Park. The SEC series continues Saturday with game two set for a 1 p.m. (CT) start.
As part of its home weekend, Arkansas (17-26, 1-12 SEC) is hosting Bark in the Park throughout the series against Auburn. All dogs and their owners are asked to enter through the gate along the line in right field. At that time, owners will need to fill out a waiver form. The Humane Society will also be in attendance with adoptable dogs.
The Razorbacks had chances to get on the scoreboard with at least one reaching in each inning Friday including runners in scoring position in the second and fourth. With two down in the second frame, Russell and Madison Yannetti drew two-out walks but were left stranded with a fly out to left. Russell walked in both plate appearances for just her second two-walk game of the season.
Schroeder led off the home half of the fourth with a double to right field, good for her sixth two-base hit of the year. Arkansas once again had runners on first and second after a one-out walk to Russell but the Tigers got out of the inning with a foul out and forced out at third on a ground ball. Schroeder has registered a hit six of the Razorbacks’ last seven games.
Auburn (39-4, 10-3 SEC) took advantage of eight walks and three errors by the Razorbacks on its way to the run-rule victory. The visitors’ scoring featured home runs for Jenna Abbott, Morgan Podany and Courtney Shea. Arkansas starter Grace Moll took the loss after allowing nine runs—seven earned—in two innings of work with three strikeouts. Defensively, the Razorbacks added to their SEC-leading total by turning their 20th double play of the year in the second inning.
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