FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Down to four home games left in the 2017 regular season, the University of Arkansas softball team returns to Bogle Park Wednesday evening to host ULM. First pitch of the midweek matchup is scheduled for 6 p.m. (CT) in a game that will televised on the SEC Network. General admission is free for all home games with gates opening one hour prior to first pitch.
Series vs ULM
Entering the final home midweek of the season, Arkansas leads the all-time series against ULM with 10 wins in 13 meetings. The Razorbacks also hold a 6-2 advantage in Fayetteville, only the past three have been played at Bogle Park. Wednesday’s game will be the first in the series since the 2013 season.
Last Time Out
Ashley Diaz delivered a game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Arkansas the program its first-ever win over Texas A&M. Tori Cooper was 2-for-4 with two RBI in the game while Nicole Schroeder opened the scoring with a solo shot in the fifth inning, her 13th home run of the season.
Ashley Diaz’s seventh-inning single to beat Texas A&M was the sophomore’s first hit of the weekend. In the at-bat against the Aggies’ Trinity Harrington, Diaz fell behind 0-2 before sending the 2-2 offering over the left fielder’s head and driving in the game-winning run. Prior to that moment, Diaz had been 0-for-8 with a sacrifice bunt in the series.
Behind a pair of top-30 wins last week (def. Tulsa & Texas A&M), the Razorbacks moved up to a season-best No. 24 in the April 17 release of the NCAA RPI. All 13 SEC teams are inside the top 40 including this weekend’s opponent, Mississippi State (34). Arkansas is also ranked 24th in this week’s NFCA coaches’ top 25 and receiving votes in the USA Softball poll.
Be at Bogle
Game two of the Arkansas-Texas A&M series (April 15) was played in front of 1,276 fans which represents the No. 3 home crowd in program history. Earlier this season, the program record of 1,544 was established at the Razorbacks’ 2-1 win over No. 14 Tennessee (March 18).
Following Wednesday’s game, the Razorbacks will play their next seven games on the road beginning with a weekend set at Mississippi State beginning Saturday evening. Arkansas closes out its home schedule May 5-7 when its hosts Georgia.
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