FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – With the field for the SEC Tournament still unsettled, the 24th-ranked University of Arkansas softball team hosts Georgia this weekend in the regular-season finale for both teams. The three-game series begins Friday at 6:30 p.m. (CT) with gates opening one hour prior to first pitch at Bogle Park. General admission is free for home games.
In conjunction with the Bentonville Film Festival, Academy Award winner Geena Davis will be in attendance Friday to throw out the first pitch with the 1992 classic A League of Their Own showing on the videoboard immediately following the game.
No. 24 Arkansas (30-19, 6-15 SEC) hosts Georgia (31-20, 4-17 SEC) | Game Notes
Bogle Park (Fayetteville, Ark.)
Series vs Georgia
Friday’s meeting between Arkansas and Georgia will be the 50th in the all-time series. The Razorbacks have won the last four games played at Bogle Park. Overall, Georgia has a 32-17 advantage but dating back to 2010 season, the Razorbacks have won seven of the last 13 in the series.
Last Time Out
In the program’s first-ever trip to South Bend, the Razorbacks belted three home runs during a doubleheader split at Notre Dame (April 29). In game one, Arkansas scored 13 runs for their 10th double-digit output of the season.
See Ya, Softball
With three home runs at Notre Dame (April 29), Arkansas pushed its season total to 52 which leads the SEC entering this weekend’s regular-season finale. It marked the sixth time the program has hit 50 or more homers in one season.
The Razorbacks continue their top-30 status, checking in at No. 29 in the May 1 release of the NCAA RPI. This week’s opponent Georgia is 27th. All eight of Arkansas’ SEC opponents on its 2017 schedule are positioned inside this week’s top 33. Additionally, the Razorbacks hold on to their No. 24 ranking in the most recent release of the NFCA coaches’ poll.
Storms Wins No. 15
With a win at Notre Dame (April 29), Autumn Storms tallied her 15th victory of the season to become the third freshman in program history to reach that mark, and first since 2001. Storms joins the list featuring Rachel Talley (1999) and Heather Schlichtman (2001).
10 With 10
Junior Tori Cooper entered the year with four career home runs, but is experiencing a breakthrough power campaign and hit her 10th home run of the season with a three-run shot at Notre Dame (April 29). She is the 10th Razorback to hit 10 or more home runs in a single season.
Let the Defense Work
Entering the Georgia series, Autumn Russell (3B) is ranked third in the SEC with 122 assists while A.J. Belans (SS) is tied for seventh at 113 assists. At second base, Madison Yannetti ranks 12th with 106 assists while Ashley Diaz (1B) is third in the SEC with 400 putouts.
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