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No. 24 Arkansas battles past Texas A&M

116 days ago
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Sophomore Mary Haff pitched eight scoreless innings for the Razorbacks on Sunday evening at Davis Diamond, and with a three-run home run from senior Katie Warrick in the top of the final inning, Arkansas secured the 3-0, game-two win over Texas A&M. The Hogs and Aggies will meet for the rubber match Monday night.

Haff's shutout was her seventh of the season. She recorded five strikeouts in the win, walking only one Aggie over the course of the extra-inning outing. Haff's strong performance included only three allowed hits on the night, stranding six Aggie runners on base.

With two outs on the board, Warrick saw an opportunity ahead of her with Razorback base runners, sophomores Hannah McEwen and Danielle Gibson on first and second. She connected on the first pitch from Aggie starter, Payton McBride, bouncing her 10th home run of the season off the scoreboard in left field.

While the Razorbacks recorded three hits, including Warricks' home run, with two outs, Haff managed to keep the Aggie bats at bay, forcing the opponents to go 0-for-8 with two outs down and 1-for-13 with runners on base.

Behind Haff, the Razorbacks tallied seven total hits, three of which came off the bat of sophomore Danielle Gibson. Sophomore Hannah McEwen recorded a multiple-hit game as well (2-for-3).

Notables

  • Haff now has 18 career shutouts, two shutouts from ranking 2nd in the Arkansas record book for shutouts in a career.
  • Arkansas has played extra innings in two contests this year, going 2-0 in those games.
  • Hannah McEwen extends her on-base streak to 13 contests, reaching base safely in 47 of 51 games this season.

Up Next

The Razorbacks will face the Aggies for game three, Monday evening (April 29) at 6 p.m. (CT). All three games in the series can be seen on SEC Network with Eric Frede (play-by-play) and Erin Miller (color) on the call. Authenticated subscribers can access streams of all three games through WatchESPN and the ESPN app on their computers, mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs and other connected devices.