Lady'Backs on Wrong Side of Pitcher's Duel

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.-In a pitching showcase, only nine hits were recorded in the first game of the Arkansas and No. 9 Alabama softball series in Tuscaloosa, Ala., May 6.

The Lady Razorbacks (19-41, 4-23) fell to the Crimson Tide (51-11, 21-7) 4-0 in the final regular season series of the year.

Alabama was the first team to score when the Crimson Tide used four hits to take a 3-0 lead after one inning of play.

Freshman pitcher Katy Henry (7-16) allowed only four hits with four strikeouts as she threw her 11th complete game of the season.

Arkansas softball head coach Jamie Pinkerton said he was pleased with Henry’s performance and hopes to see improvement in the season conclusion.

“She (Henry) did a nice job,” Pinkerton said. “She’s a freshman pitching against a team that’s been to the World Series and she was a little nervous and jittery in the first inning. We’ve got to work on our weaknesses and continue to get better.”

Junior catcher Shana Easley, sophomore right fielder Rachel LeMaster and junior designated player Barbara-Jean Southmayd recorded hits for the Lady’Backs.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Crimson Tide added another run when junior shortstop Dominique Accetturo hit a solo home run.

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