SEC Season Continues at No. 12/11 Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The University of Arkansas softball team continues its conference schedule with a weekend road trip to face No. 12/11 Texas A&M, beginning Friday evening in College Station. First pitch of the three-game series is set for 6:30 p.m. (CT) at the Aggie Softball Complex. The Razorbacks enter the weekend looking for the program’s first win against Texas A&M.

Arkansas (13-20, 0-6 SEC) at No. 12/11 Texas A&M (27-6, 2-4 SEC)
Friday, April 1 – 6:30 p.m. [SEC Network+] – WatchESPN | Live Stats
Saturday, April 2 – 5 p.m. [SEC Network] – WatchESPN | Live Stats
Sunday, April 3 – 3:30 p.m. [SEC Network] – WatchESPN | Live Stats

Games two and three of the Arkansas-Texas A&M series will be televised on the SEC Network with Pam Ward and Cheri Kempf handling the play-by-play and color commentary duties, respectively. All three games of the series will be streamed live on SEC Network+ and through the WatchESPN app.

The teams last played during the 2014 season, a three-game sweep for the Aggies in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks scored at least seven runs in each of the three games and despite the series sweep, two of the three games were one-run affairs. Seven of the 12 games heading into this weekend have been played in College Station.

By taking a pitch off her foot in the third inning against Missouri State (March 29), junior Shelby Hiers reached base for the 10th-consecutive game and has now reached safely in 12 of 13 games since taking over the lead-off spot in the Razorbacks’ lineup. Overall, Hiers is second on the team with a .337 batting average and seven home runs. She is just behind freshman Ashley Diaz who is hitting .419 this season with 10 home runs and 32 RBI.

Texas A&M represents the Razorbacks’ fourth ranked opponent of the season, and third in three weekends of league play. The Aggies are hitting .334 as a team with Tori Vidales leading the way and tied for 14th in the SEC with her .409 mark. She is part of a Texas A&M lineup that is tied for the conference lead with 48 home runs. Arkansas is fourth in the conference with 36 home runs of their own. In the circle, Samantha Show is 16-5 with a 3.33 ERA for the Aggies.

Season tickets are on sale for $45 through the Razorback Ticket Center. For more information about purchasing season tickets, call 800-982-HOGS (4647) or 479-575-5151, email or visit the Razorback Ticket Center located next to Baum Stadium. For more information about Arkansas softball, follow @RazorbackSB on Twitter.