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Softball splits with OSU

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Softball splits with OSU

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas softball team played to a split with Oklahoma State Saturday, winning game one, 7-4, and dropping the second contest 8-0. The split moves Arkansas to 4-2 on the fall season. “Overall I thought it was a good day, not a great day but a good day,” Arkansas head coach Mike Larabee said. “I thought Chelsea (Cohen) was pretty solid and I love how Ceira Clampitt came in a closed out the game for us. Our defense has got to get better but all-in-all the first game was great. The second game was disappointing but Devon Wallace, Katie Harrison, Cloe Oprzedek and Amanda Geile had good days offensive. We have to keep getting better, working hard and shoring things up.” Arkansas belted three home runs and 11 hits in the game one win. The Razorbacks let OSU on the board first in the second inning but exploded for a four-run third inning of their own. Freshman Wallace led off with a single and Clarisa Navarro reached on an error. Freshman Harrison doubled plating Wallace. The scoring broke open when Geile ripped a three run shot over the centerfield fence giving the Razorbacks a 4-1 lead. OSU was back on the board with a run in the top of the fourth but the Razorbacks answered in the home half of the frame with two more runs. Senior Tori Mort doubled to open the bottom of the fourth and scored by Wallace homered over the rightfield fence. The Cowgirls added two more runs in the top of the fifth but couldn’t get any closer. Arkansas added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth with a solo homer off the bat of Harrison completing the win. Cohen threw four and a third innings for the Razorbacks giving up six hits, four runs, only two of which were earned, and getting four strikeouts. Clampitt pitched the final two and two thirds allowing no hits and striking out one. The Razorbacks managed just four hits in the second contest while using several pitchers in an attempt to slow the Cowgirls. Navarro, Lyn Ketcher, Oprzedek and Geile all tallied hits for Arkansas in the second contest. The Razorbacks host Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in a single game at noon Sunday and wrap up the fall hosting Butler Community College Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m.



Sports Category : Softball