Hogs Split Day 2 of Razorback Invitational

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 14 Arkansas Razorbacks (10-3) split their Friday Razorback Invitational doubleheader at Bogle Park. The Hogs throttled UT-Arlington, 9-0 (6 inn.) before falling in the nightcap, 3-1, to Wichita State.

Arkansas moves to 10-3 on the season at 2-1 at home. With the triumph over UT-Arlington, Arkansas improves to 8-3 all-time against the Mavericks. Despite the narrow loss to the Shockers, Arkansas still holds onto a 9-6 all-time series edge.

Game 1
LHP Hannah Camenzind (2-0) combined with RHP Nikki McGaffin for the six-hit shutout. Earning the win, Camenzind tallied a career high five strikeouts and effectively held the Mavericks to four hits across 5.0 IP. Handing the reigns over the McGaffin for the sixth, McGaffin allowed just one hit and worked around a runner at third to contain UT-Arlington’s offense to zero runs.

The Hogs overcame a slow start offensively against the Mavericks after scoring just one run throughout the game’s first three innings. Arkansas made adjustments at the plate and pounded out eight runs in the game’s final three frames, including three home runs. Outhitting UT-Arlington at a 10-6 clip, five of Arkansas’ hits went for extra bases.

Cylie Halvorson had herself a game, tying her career high in home runs with two solo shots – marking her third career multi-home run outing and her first as a Razorback. Rylin Hedgecock shined offensively after finishing 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored. Hannah Camenzind showcased why she’s a two-way star and completed the game 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Kennedy Miller continued blossoming offensively and strung together her first career triple to go along with two RBIs vs. the Mavericks.

How It Happened

  • Miller granted Arkansas a 1-0 lead in the second on her sacrifice fly which plated Hedgecock from third.
  • With two outs in the fourth, Arkansas rallied and scored another two runs – one on Camenzind’s RBI single up the middle and one on a fielder’s choice that scored Miller from third.
  • Halvorson kicked off the scoring party in the fifth with a solo home run for a 4-0 edge. A Miller RBI triple and Camenzind RBI single added two more runs for a 6-0 lead.
  • Halvorson hammered her second solo shot of the game in the sixth to increase the lead to 7-0. Then, Hedgecock bolted a two-run bomb to left center to end the game in six.

Game 2
The Razorbacks came up empty in the nightcap despite potent performances in the circle by LHP Robyn Herron (L, 3-3) and RHP Morgan Leinstock. Seeing her fourth start in the circle this year, Herron went 3.2 innings and gave up two runs on four hits while striking out three. Herron also worked around five walks. Leinstock replaced Herron in the fourth and tossed the final 3.1 innings. The redshirt senior curbed Wichita State to one run on five hits while ringing up five.

Arkansas combined for five hits led by Reagan Johnson and Kennedy Miller’s multi-hit performances. Johnson stretched her hitting streak to seven games after going 2-for-4 and scoring Arkansas’ lone run. Miller continued to impress and compiled two hits. Nia Carter accounted for Arkansas’ fifth hit.

How It Happened

  • The Razorbacks scored their lone run in the third. With the bases loaded, Johnson scored from third on a wild pitch to trim Wichita State’s lead to 2-1.

Up Next
Arkansas looks to bounce back during Day 3 of the Razorback Invitational Saturday at Bogle Park. The Hogs battle Illinois State at 3 p.m. and rematch against Wichita State at 5:30 p.m. No streaming will be available. Fans are encouraged to follow along on social media or via live stats.

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