FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A season-high crowd of 1,234 fans were in attendance at Bogle Park Saturday evening, but the Razorbacks slipped in game two against No. 4 Alabama, falling 14-2. The Razorbacks (16-36, 1-22 SEC) conclude their regular season in the series finale against Alabama (40-11, 16-7 SEC) Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Sunday is Senior Day and fans are encouraged to arrive early as seniors Sierra Bronkey, Kala Crisp, Kasey Fagan, Megan Pearson and Devon Wallace will be honored in a pregame ceremony.
Kasey Fagan connected for her second home run of the season on a solo blast to left field in the first inning, giving Arkansas the early 1-0 lead. The Razorbacks threatened to put more on the board in the first, placing runners at first and second with one out, but could not bring any more around to score.
Alabama took the lead for good in the top of the second, scoring seven runs on six hits to take a 7-1 advantage.
In the bottom of the second, the Razorbacks pieced together a two-out rally. Tori Cooper kept the inning alive with a bunt single, Devon Wallace singled to right and Fagan walked to load the bases. A strikeout on a 3-2 count wound up ending the rally and the inning.
Cooper concluded the game 2-for-3 at the plate, the second multi-hit game of her career.
Junior Stephanie Canfield drove in a run in the top of the fifth, doubling to the left-center gap and scoring Wallace. Canfield finished the evening 2-for-4 with an RBI, her second multi-hit game of the series and 12th of the season. She also swiped her 15th base of the season in the first inning.
Sydney Wright entered in relief of starter Grace Moll (1-9), pitching 4.0 innings and giving up just three earned runs.