Tusslin’ with the ‘Tide in Tuscaloosa

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – No. 12 Arkansas (20-7) continues its four-game road swing as it travels to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to tussle the No. 13 Alabama Crimson Tide (21-6) in a three-game set on March 18-20 at Rhoads Stadium. All three games will air on SEC Network with Kevin Brown, Michele Smith and Amanda Scarborough on the call. Saturday’s series opener starts at 4:30 p.m. CT.

The Schedule

Saturday, March 18
Arkansas at Alabama – 4:30 p.m. – SEC NetworkLive Stats

Sunday, March 19
Arkansas at Alabama – 5 p.m. – SEC NetworkLive Stats

Monday, March 20
Arkansas at Alabama – 6 p.m. – SEC NetworkLive Stats

The Series                                                         
In a series that dates back to 1997 – the first season of SEC softball – Arkansas and Alabama meet for the 75th time in history Saturday afternoon. The Hogs are chasing their first series win over the Crimson Tide since the 2018 season along with their first series win in Tuscaloosa. Alabama leads the all-time series 12-62 and holds a 2-32 mark in Tuscaloosa.

HAWWWWWWWWgs on the Road            
Arkansas is on the road in the SEC for the first time this season. The Hogs have won their last eight SEC road series – their last SEC road series loss was at Alabama on March 6-8, 2020. The Razorbacks have won nine of their last 10 SEC series, dating back to the 2021 season. Arkansas won all eight series in 2022 before their streak was snapped last weekend vs. Texas A&M at Bogle Park.

Arkansas on the Road in the SEC

Dates Opponent Result
May 6-8, 2022 at Texas A&M 2-1 series win
April 22-24, 2022 at #9 Florida 3-0 series sweep
April 1-3, 2022 at Ole Miss 2-1 series win
March 18-20, 2022 at #10 Tennessee 2-1 series win
May 1-3, 2021 at #14 LSU 2-1 series win
April 16-18, 2021 at #20 Georgia 3-0 series sweep
April 1-3, 2021 at #25 Auburn 3-0 series sweep
March 12-14, 2021 at #20 South Carolina 3-0 series sweep
*remainder of 2020 canceled
March 6-8, 2020 at #9 Alabama 1-2 series loss

Additionally, six of Arkansas’ last eight conference road series victories have come against top-25 teams, including two top-10 decisions.

She’s Just a Freshman                                  
Freshman LHP Robyn Herron ranks eighth (second among all freshmen) in the country and fourth (first among all freshmen) in the SEC in strikeouts per seven innings (11.8). In 40.2 innings, Herron has struck out 82 batters. Herron is the first Razorback freshman pitcher to amass multiple shutouts and double-digit strikeout performances since Mary Haff in 2018.

Rookie Razorbacks                                        
The Razorbacks boast one of the youngest lineups in the country this season. Freshmen Reagan Johnson and Lauren Camenzind are staples in Deifel’s lineup while Atalyia Rijo has also started 23 games at short this season. Five of Arkansas’ starters are all underclassmen: Lauren Camenzind (freshman – catcher), Atalyia Rijo (freshman – short) or Spencer Prigge (sophomore – short), Raigan Kramer (sophomore – left field), Reagan Johnson (freshman – center) and Kacie Hoffmann (sophomore – right field). Three arms in Arkansas’ pitching staff are also freshmen: LHP Robyn Herron, LHP Hannah Camenzind and RHP Nikki McGaffin.

Up Next
Arkansas returns to Fayetteville for a three-game series vs. No. 11 Florida at Bogle Park on March 24-26. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, March 24, on SEC Network+.

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