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Razorbacks split pair of games at home
Arkansas coach Courtney Deifel watches from the third-base coaches box against Southeast Missouri Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, during the fourth inning at Bogle Park on the university campus in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE The University of Arkansas lost to Florida State 2-1, then defeated Villanova 12-4 in five innings Saturday in the Wooo Pig Classic at Bogle Park in Fayetteville.
Arkansas (15-4) pounded out 13 hits in its victory against Villanova.
Braxton Burnside hit a two-run home run for the Razorbacks. Hannah McEwen, Ryan Jackson, Linnie Malkin, Keely Huffine and Valerie Ventura all had two hits apiece. Jenna Bloom pitched four innings of relief to earn the victory, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits while striking out 3 and walking 3.
In Arkansas’ loss to Florida State, Burnside had two of the Razorbacks’ six hits. She scored the Razorbacks’ only run in the sixth inning when she came home on a throwing error by catcher Kaia LoPreste after advancing to third base on a wild pitch. Autumn Storms (8-2) took the loss for Arkansas, allowing 2 runs, 1 earned, on 5 hits in 7 innings. She struck out six and walked three.
UCA loses to Louisiana-Monroe
The University of Central Arkansas lost 8-5 in eight innings to Louisiana-Monroe in the Adam Brown Memorial Shamrock Classic on Saturday at Farris Field in Conway.
Louisiana-Monroe scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning off UCA reliever Kayla Beaver to break a 5-5 tie. Ana Hogan hit a two-run double, scoring Kennedy Page and Korie Kreps. The Warhawks added another run on the play when Jayden Mount came home on a throwing error by center fielder Reagan Sperling.
Kaylyn Shepherd led the Bears with two hits. Rio Sanchez (1-4) took the loss in relief, allowing 4 runs, 2 earned, on 2 hits. She struck out five and walked four.
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