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SEC Weekend Road Trip to No. 4 Alabama

BY ANDRES FOCIL
SEC Weekend Road Trip to No. 4 Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — On the heels of a four-game home stand, the University of Arkansas softball hits the road for a Southeastern Conference weekend series No. 4 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The three-game series begins Friday at 8 p.m. (CT). The Razorbacks enter the weekend with a 24-14 overall record and a 2-7 mark in league play. Game one of the Arkansas-Alabama series will be televised on ESPNU with Beth Mowins and Jessica Mendoza handling the play-by-play and color commentary duties, respectively. Sunday’s game three will also be played in front of a national audience with ESPN carrying the broadcast. Both games will also be available through WatchESPN. Fans can also listen to this weekend’s games on KXUA 88.3 FM in Fayetteville and online through RazorVision. Alabama (32-5, 11-1 SEC) represents the third top-five opponent for the Razorbacks this season. The two teams last met during the 2012 season in Fayetteville, a 2-1 series win for the Crimson Tide. In the Razorbacks’ 8-1 win in game two, Kimmy Beasley tossed a complete game and Devon Wallace hit two home runs. Arkansas is looking to end a drought in Tuscaloosa, having last won a road game against Alabama in 2000. The Razorbacks enter the weekend off a 9-0 win over Missouri State Tuesday in Fayetteville. Wallace and Amanda Geile each hit solo home runs while Kasey Fagan earned her sixth win in the circle. The win snapped a four-game losing streak and marked the team’s seventh shutout of the season. Through 38 games, Clarisa Navarro carries a team-leading .389 batting average with 11 doubles. She is one of five Razorback hitters with a batting average of .350 or higher. Wallace leads the team with 10 home runs and is tied with Fagan for the team lead with 42 runs scored. Stephanie Canfield has a team-high 44 hits. Collectively, Arkansas is the second-highest scoring team in the country at 7.84 runs per game entering the week. For more information on Arkansas softball, follow @RazorbackSB on Twitter.

Download: Game Notes 12_at Alabama series.pdf



Sports Category : Softball