Marlene Friedman - Softball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#18 Marlene Friedman

INF | Jr. | 5-5 | R/R | Huntington Beach, Calif. | Mater Dei HS

Career Highlights
NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete (2022)
SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2021)

2022 | Sophomore
Played in 26 games with 11 starts at short … Slashed .208/.458/.406 with five hits, 16 runs, seven RBIs and two home runs … Tallied a .968 fielding percentage on 31 total chances … Saw first action of the season in win over Longwood (Feb. 19) as a pinch runner, scoring a run … Homered in her first career at-bat, a two-run blast, in win against Lehigh (March 11) … Launched crucial homer in sixth inning against Central Arkansas to give the Hogs a 3-2 lead and secure the win (April 26) … Registered a single and a scored a career best two runs in win over South Carolina (May 1) … Recorded hits in back-to-back games at the SEC Tournament on May 13-14 … Made first career postseason start in Fayetteville Regional against Princeton (May 20), filing an RBI after getting hit by a pitch.

2021 | Freshman
Played in 13 games exclusively as a pinch runner, scoring two runs … Scored runs against Kansas (March 5) and Northwestern State (March 6).

Before Arkansas
Played at Mater Dei High School for head coaches Sean Brashear and Jessica Foley …. Won back-to-back Trinity League championships in 2018 and 2019 … Selected to the 2020 Orange County All-Star Game … Mater Dei was tabbed the No. 10 team in the state prior to the COVID shortened 2020 season … As a freshman hit .333 (17-for-51) with one homer, nine RBI and five runs scored … Named to the 2020 PGH All-American Watch List … Played travel ball for Explosion Denio and Firecrackers Brashear.

Has two siblings, Donna and Meredith … Sister Donna currently plays softball at Virginia … Is a third-generation Razorback.