No. 20 Arkansas softball ends homestand with shutout win over Northern Iowa

Arkansas catcher Kennedy Miller (17) hands her batting gear to first-base coach Kristina Foreman after hitting a go-ahead RBI double, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, during the fourth inning of the Razorbacks’ 4-3 win over South Dakota State in the opening game of the Wooo Pig Classic at Bogle Park in Fayetteville. Visit for today's photo gallery..(NWA Democrat-Gazette/Hank Layton)

Robyn Herron fired a two-hit shutout and No. 20 Arkansas belted a pair of home runs in a 9-0 win against Northern Iowa to close out the Razorback Rumble on Sunday.

Arkansas (20-5) jumped to a 7-0 lead after two innings and rolled to its third consecutive win. Herron (7-5) struck out 10 and walked 1 batter to earn the win in 6 innings of work.

The Razorbacks continued a hot hitting streak by scoring seven or more runs in each of their last three games. On Sunday, Arkansas had nine hits, with Kennedy Miller and Hannah Gammill each homering. 

It was Gammill's sixth home run of the season and Miller's fourth. They each had 3 RBI.

Arkansas took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and tacked on five runs in the bottom of the second to give Herron plenty of run support. Gammill had a three-run blast in the second. Arkansas put the game away in the sixth on Miller’s two-run homer.

Hannah Camenzind, Bri Ellis, Nia Carter and Kennedy all had multiple hits for the Razorbacks, who will open SEC play on the road at Auburn on Friday.

The Razorbacks went 3-1 during the weekend. Because of weather issues, Arkansas had two scheduled games either canceled or postponed, and played South Alabama and Northern Iowa twice apiece. The Razorbacks did not play Nebraska and their game against Saint Francis on Friday was canceled after three innings.

The Razorback Rumble concluded a 16-game homestand over three weeks for for Arkansas. The Razorbacks went 13-3.