Storms Records Shutout, Duncan Homers in Game One Win
FAYETTEVILLE – No. 20 Arkansas recorded a 1-0 win over No. 23 Auburn late on Friday evening. Sophomore Nicole Duncan connected on the 3-2 count from Auburn starter Chardonnay Harris in the fifth inning to give the Razorbacks the lead. Arkansas starter junior Autumn Storms pitched a complete game for the Hogs, giving up only two hits in seven innings.
Arkansas (36-17, 10-12) controlled the game from start to finish, recording a hit in every inning and putting Razorbacks in scoring position in three of the six. The Hogs recorded seven hits including Duncan’s long ball.
Storms success in the circle led to her 19th win and fourth shutout of the season. With the help of the Razorback defense, Storms gave up no extra base hits and held Auburn to an 0-for-10 showing at the plate with runners on base.
- After tonight, the Razorback pitching staff leads the conference in strikeouts against SEC opponents.
- The Razorbacks have outhit their opponent in four consecutive games and 12 of the last 13.
- Arkansas did not allow a single Tiger to third base and it wasn’t until the seventh inning in which an Auburn base runner made it safely to second.
The two teams will meet for game two, tomorrow afternoon at 5:00 pm (CT). The game will be available via broadcast on ESPNU with Erin Miller and Kevin Fitzgerald on the call. Sunday’s game will be available via live stream on the SEC Network+, first pitch is scheduled for 1:00 pm (CT). After the weekend series against the Tigers, Arkansas will hit the road and return to College Station for the SEC Tournament, set to start on Wednesday, May 8th.
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