FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas softball team was defeated 10-0 in six innings in the series finale against visiting No. 20 Missouri Sunday afternoon at Bogle Park. Senior Devon Wallace and sophomore Jessica Harrison each tallied two hits for the Razorbacks (15-30, 1-17 SEC).
Sunday was Arkansas’ annual Strike Out Breast Cancer game as the Razorbacks donned pink uniforms.
Arkansas is off from a mid-week game this week and resumes conference action April 24-26 at No. 6 Auburn.
Wallace accounted for her team-leading 14th multi-hit game of the season on Sunday with her pair of singles. Starting all three games in the series, Wallace paced the Razorbacks with a .375 batting average. For Harrison, Sunday was her fifth multi-hit game of the season.
Junior Claire Clark and freshman Jessie Mullen both batted .333 while starting all three games in this weekend’s series.
For the third straight game in the series Missouri got on the board in the first inning, plating a run on a fielder’s choice. In response, Wallace led off Arkansas’ first inning with a single to right and Stephanie Canfield also reached on a base knock. The rally would end scoreless for the Razorbacks as a strikeout and a fielder’s choice closed the inning.
In the top of the second, Arkansas turned its second double play of the series when Harrison gloved a liner to third and cut down the runner back at first who wandered too far off the bag.
Missouri took a 3-0 lead in the third inning on a one-out, two-run double.
The Razorbacks narrowly missed an opportunity to cut into the lead in the home half of the fourth. Jessie Mullen led off Arkansas’ at-bat with a liner to center followed by a walk from Madison Yannetti. After Harrison’s sacrifice bunt, Arkansas had a pair of runners in scoring position but a strikeout and a soft liner to short ended the frame.
Following Arkansas’ missed opportunity, Missouri plated one in the top of the fifth, adding up to a 4-0 lead.
Missouri’s bats exploded and broke open the game in the sixth inning, scoring six runs on six hits including two home runs to make the game a 10-0 advantage in favor of the visitors.