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@RazorbackSB Downed by No. 8 Tigers

BY Jeri Thorpe

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AUBURN, Ala. – The University of Arkansas softball team was defeated 9-1 in five innings Saturday evening at Moore Field by No. 8 Auburn. Sophomore Jessica Harrison recorded her second-straight game with an RBI for the Razorbacks (15-32, 1-19 SEC) in Saturday’s game two.

Game three between the Razorbacks and Tigers is set for 1 p.m. CT Sunday afternoon and will be available on SEC Network+.

Auburn opened the game with its first four batters reaching base en route to taking an early 2-0 lead against Razorback starter Sydney Wright. Arkansas ended the first inning by completing its eighth double play of the season when Jessica Harrison scooped up a grounder, tagged third and then threw over to first.

After a two-run third inning put the Tigers ahead 4-0, Arkansas came back to plate a run. Stephanie Canfield reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second, and was brought around to score on Harrison’s liner back up the middle. Harrison has tallied an RBI in both games against Auburn and is 4-for-6 (.667) with a home run in the team’s last three games.

The Tigers used a two-run home run to score three in the fourth, extending the lead to 7-1. Auburn ended the game in the bottom of the fifth, hitting a solo home run and then scoring the final run on a bases loaded single.