FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Hosting its first home series of the 2015 season, the University of Arkansas softball team is set for a three-game set against the Texas Longhorns March 14-16. The Razorbacks are coming off a win on the road at Missouri State Thursday night, winning 11-5 and snapping a four-game slide. Arkansas jumps back into Southeastern Conference play when it heads to Athens, Ga., to play Georgia March 20-22.
The Series – Arkansas (13-11, 0-3 SEC) vs. Texas (15-8, 0-0 Big12)
Saturday, March 14 | 1 p.m. | Bogle Park | SECN+
Sunday, March 15 | 6 p.m. | Bogle Park | SEC Network (Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough)
Monday, March 16 | 8 p.m. | Bogle Park | SEC Network (Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough)
Rounding the Bases
• The Razorbacks host Texas in their first home series of the 2015 campaign. Arkansas is coming off a pair of midweek games where it finished 1-1. The Razorbacks dropped their home opener against Tulsa, 5-4, on March 10, but rebounded to power past Missouri State on the road March 12, 11-5.
• The win over Missouri State stopped a four-game slide for the Razorbacks. Arkansas pounded out season-highs for hits (14) and runs (11) against the Bears.
• Senior Devon Wallace is on pace to become the program’s all-time leader in home runs and runs scored. With 43 career home runs, Wallace is currently tied with Dixon (2007-10) for the most in school history, needing just one more to set a new record. She has three homers this season, including two in each of the last two games. With a career on-base percentage of .573, Wallace is on pace to break the record for most runs, as her 166 career runs scored is tied with Bachkora (2007-10).
Wallace in the Record Books
Senior Devon Wallace has left her imprint all over the Arkansas softball record. Among the categories she currently leads in includes: highest batting average (.366), highest slugging percentage (.704), highest on-base percentage (.573), most walks (214), and most intentional walks (12). Wallace is on pace to become the school’s all-time leader in a number of other categories as well. She currently is tied for first for runs scored (166). Wallace is ninth all-time for hits (178), trailing leader Bachkora who has 227. She has 43 career home runs, needing just one more to set the record.
Junior Stephanie Canfield, a fixture near the top of the lineup thus far, has proven to be a triple-threat from the left side of the dish. With nine career triples, the St. Joseph, Ill., native is third all-time in school history, trailing leader Dayna Huckabee who has 12. She has six multi-hit games this season and is third on the team in batting with a .329 average. Having reached base in 20 of 24 games, she is 9-11 (.818) on stolen base attempts.
Texas is 15-8 on the 2015 season, with a mark of 4-1 in its last five. Erin Shireman has started all 23 games and leads the team with a .379 batting average to go along with six home runs and 24 RBIs. In the circle, Erica Wright has appeared in 13 games, posting a 1.68 earned-run average and a 6-4 record.