Deifel Earns 300th Win at Arkansas, Hogs Sweep Saturday Doubleheader for Series Win

AUBURN, Ala. – No. 20 Arkansas tamed the Auburn Tigers, sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader with 6-1 and 5-1 victories to clinch the series win at Jane B. Moore Field. Head coach Courtney Deifel, the program’s all-time winningest head coach, earned her 300th career win at Arkansas following the sweep.

The Hogs have won 11 straight against Auburn, dating back to 2018. The Razorbacks will go for their fourth consecutive sweep of Auburn at 10:30 a.m. CT Sunday on SEC Network+.

The Razorbacks improve to 22-5 overall and 2-0 in SEC play.

Arkansas’ offense erupted for 11 runs on 15 hits, including six home runs, Saturday. Freshman Kennedy Miller was miraculous at the plate with a 4-for-6 effort that featured two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored. Miller compiled her second career multi-home run performance in game two after smashing two bombs. In the second game, the Georgetown, Texas, product tied her career high in hits after going 3-for-3 at the plate with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored.

Making her return to the Plains, Bri Ellis went 3-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI and four runs scored Saturday. Ellis had a monumental first game with 2-for-3 performance that included a stoic three-run home run in the top of the first. Ellis reached base three times after drawing a walk.

The Razorback pitching staff had a brilliant two-game outing, limiting Auburn to two runs on 12 hits while fanning 15. Arkansas did not allow an extra-base hit across 14 frames.

Game 1
RHP Morgan Leinstock (6-0) tossed a four-hit gem. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native went the distance as she allowed just one earned run across 7.0 IP. Leinstock rang up a season-high 10 batters and did not allow a walk vs. the Tigers.

Joining Ellis with multi-hit performances, Reagan Johnson strung together a 2-for-4 game with a run scored. Hannah Gammill finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Nia Carter and Kennedy Miller also added to Arkansas’ hits tally with a base knock apiece.

How It Happened
B1 | Bri Ellis smoked a three-run home run to grant a 3-0 lead.

T1 | Hannah Gammill mashed her seventh homer of the year – a solo home run.

T6 | Gammill stretched the lead to 5-1 on an RBI single to left center that scored Ellis from second.

T6 | Raigan Kramer’s sacrifice fly scored Miller from third for a 6-1 advantage.

Game 2
Behind three arms, Arkansas captured a 5-1 victory in game two. LHP Robyn Herron made her 10th start in the circle this season and went 3.2 frames, surrendering one earned run on four hits. Herron struck out four and worked around four walks.

LHP Hannah Camenzind (6-0) solidified the win after spinning 2.1 scoreless innings in the circle. The southpaw restrained Auburn to three hits and fanned one batter. RHP Morgan Leinstock tossed an inning of relief after taking over in the seventh. Continuing her commanding day, Leinstock allowed just one hit and kept Auburn off the board in the seventh to seal the win.

All five of Arkansas’ runs were scored on four home runs.

Miller paced Arkansas with three RBI off two home runs. Miller tied her career high in hits after going 3-for-3 at the dish. Ellis tanked her 10th long ball of the season after shattering a solo home run in the sixth. Halvorson chipped in a solo home run in the second.

How It Happened
T1 | With two outs, Miller jacked a two-run home run for a 2-0 lead.

T2 | Halvorson’s solo home run pushed the lead to 3-1.

T4 | Miller smashed a solo home run for a 4-1 lead.

T6 | Ellis’ solo home run increased the lead to 5-1.

Up Next
Sunday’s series finale is set for 10:30 a.m. at Jane B. Moore Field on SEC Network+. Arkansas then closes out its four-game road swing with a 2 p.m. duel at Texas A&M-Commerce on March 18. The game can be streamed on ESPN+.

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