Arkansas softball records two no-hitters at Razorback Invitational

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Arkansas softball coach Courtney Deifel is in her third season. She led the Razorbacks to the NCAA Tournament in 2017.
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Arkansas softball coach Courtney Deifel is in her third season. She led the Razorbacks to the NCAA Tournament in 2017.

Arkansas freshman Mary Haff recorded the seventh no-hitter in program history on Friday night. One night later, Autumn Storms made it eight.

Haff matched a season-high with 12 strikeouts in Arkansas' 9-0 win over Northern Colorado, the team's second win of the day. Haff's no-hitter was the program's first since Grace Moll led Arkansas to a 13-0 win over Eastern Michigan in 2014.

“Mary has been knocking on that door for a couple of games now,” Arkansas coach Courtney Deifel said. “To see her finally get the no-hitter today was really exciting."

Saturday, Storms struck out six Central Connecticut State batters through six perfect innings before allowing her first baserunner of the game on an error by shortstop Calista Almer. Storms then induced a groundout to seal the no-hitter.

"Autumn Storms was fantastic in the circle for us tonight," Deifel said. "Our offense put together some better at-bats against Central Connecticut. I’m looking forward to us playing more of our style (Sunday) to close out the weekend.”

With Saturday's wins, Arkansas improves to 14-1 on the season. The Razorbacks close out the Razorback Invitational on Sunday against Northern Colorado at 11:15 a.m. and Central Connecticut at 1:30 p.m. at Bogle Park. Both games can be viewed on SEC Network+.

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