Razorback Softball to Begin Play This Week
The Lady Razorback softball team will play two games on their home field in Fayetteville this weekend, their first two of the fall season, against Evangel University 3 p.m. Friday and Marion Military Institute at noon Saturday.
The Evangel softball team, visiting from Springfield, Mo., is coached by Jerry Breaux, who has been with the team since 1994. Every year that he has coached, the team has been nationally ranked.
Last season, Evangel outscored opponents 245-99. Its overall record was 33-11, and 12-6 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
Evangel returns infielder Danielle Billings, who earned a .453 batting average last season. Infielder Shelby Hoffman finished the season with a .368 batting average.
Evangel returns four seniors and many juniors, providing the team with a well-rounded level of skill for the 2012-2013 season.
The Marion Military Institute Lady Tigers hail from Alabama and boast a top-five finish in their region in the 2012 season. The Lady Tigers were named Region 22 Best Defensive Team of the Year.
The Lady Tigers are coached by Joe Guthrie and are a young team, made up of 20 freshmen and sophomores.
Marion Military Institute opened its fall season in Alabama on Sept. 8. while Evangel opened their season at home at Crusader Field Sept. 14.
The Razorbacks are coming off of a 29-28 overall record from their 2011-2012 season, with a 16-14 home record. The Razorbacks return four seniors this year.
Following this weekend’s games, the Razorbacks face Butler Community College in a double-header in Fayetteville 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3.