Arkansas-Oregon softball game delayed

By: Matt Jones Matt Jones's Twitter account
Published: Saturday, May 21, 2022
A tarp sits on the field at Bogle Park as an NCAA Tournament game between Arkansas and Oregon is delayed Saturday, May 21, 2022, in Fayetteville.
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A tarp sits on the field at Bogle Park as an NCAA Tournament game between Arkansas and Oregon is delayed Saturday, May 21, 2022, in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE — The NCAA Softball Tournament game between Arkansas and Oregon is scheduled to resume at 3:53 p.m.

Players were called off the field at 1:24 p.m. because of lightning in the area of Bogle Park. Rain and some lightning continued for more than 90 minutes before the tarp was taken off the field at around 3:20 p.m.

Arkansas was batting in the bottom of the first inning at the time the game was delayed. The Razorbacks had two runners on base with two outs after Taylor Ellsworth walked and Danielle Gibson was hit by a pitch in consecutive at-bats.

Neither team had scored. The Ducks were retired in order in the top of the first inning. 

Arkansas and Oregon are playing in the winner’s bracket of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional. Their game is the first of three games scheduled at Bogle Park on Saturday. 

Wichita State and Princeton are scheduled to play in an elimination game in the second game of the day. The winner of that game is scheduled to play the Arkansas-Oregon loser Saturday night. 

According to the National Weather Service, showers and thunderstorms are possible in Fayetteville into Saturday night. 

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