Razorbacks Host No. 9 Oklahoma Wednesday
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In its final home non-conference game of the season, the University of Arkansas softball team is set to host No. 9 Oklahoma Wednesday evening at Bogle Park. First pitch of the midweek matchup is scheduled for 6:02 p.m. (CT) on the SEC Network with the Razorbacks making their 11th television appearance of the season. Tickets are $5 for adults while students with valid UA ID and fans 17 years and younger receive free admission.
Jenn Hildreth and Kayla Braud will handle the play-by-play and color commentary duties, respectively. Along with television coverage, the game will be available on SEC Network+ through the WatchESPN app. Live stats for the Arkansas-Oklahoma game will be available at ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
Wednesday’s game marks just the third meeting in Fayetteville since the Razorbacks moved to Bogle Park in 2009. Overall, the Sooners have won 20 of 22 meetings with Arkansas looking for its first win in the series since an 11-9 road triumph over then-No. 13 Oklahoma in 2009. Of their 22 meetings, the two teams have met four times in the NCAA Tournament.
While Arkansas (17-28) continues to be led offensively by freshman Ashley Diaz who is hitting .383 with 12 home runs and 40 RBI, junior Nicole Schroeder enters the week having reached base safely in nine-consecutive games. Beginning with a pinch-hit, two-run double at Southeast Missouri (April 6), Schroeder has a hit in eight of the last nine games and has raised her batting average more than 40 points during that stretch.
Defensively, Grace Moll leads the Razorbacks with 12 victories and is tied for fifth in the SEC with 143 strikeouts. In her last outing, she struck out seven Auburn hitters to establish a new career high in a conference game. Moll enters the week 19 strikeouts shy of joining the program’s career top-10 list. Through 45 games this season, Arkansas leads the SEC and is tied for seventh in the NCAA with 21 double plays turned.
Oklahoma comes to Fayetteville carrying a 34-7 overall record and a nine-game winning streak. Offensively, Kelsey Arnold is the top hitter in the Sooner lineup with her .418 batting average. Shay Knighten leads the team with nine home runs and Erin Miller has a team-high 42 RBI. In the circle, Oklahoma’s staff is led by Paige Parker who is 20-3 with a 1.85 ERA and 156 strikeouts in 136 innings of work.
For more information about purchasing tickets for home games this season, call 800-982-HOGS (4647) or 479-575-5151, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Razorback Ticket Center located next to Baum Stadium. The ticket window at Bogle Park opens one hour before first pitch of each home game. Follow @RazorbackSB on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information about Arkansas Softball.