Senior Katie Warrick hits a double March 13 in the Hogs 2-1 loss to the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes.


The Arkansas softball team (23-10, 4-5) battled the University of Texas-Arlington (16-15) on the road in a double-header series with a strong offensive display from senior right fielder Katie Warrick.

Warrick led the Hogs in the first game, batting three-for-three at the plate with three RBIs.

Warrick got the Hogs on the board in the first inning of the first game with a double to left field, scoring leadoff batter Hannah McEwen from second. Junior right-handed pitcher Autumn Storms tossed five strikeouts through six innings, picking up her 11th win on the season.

UT-Arlington went on to tie the game in the bottom of the second with a solo homer to center field.

The Hogs started out the top of the fifth inning with a leadoff single by McEwen. McEwen scored on Warrick’s two-out home run over the left-field fence, putting the Hogs ahead 3-1.

Arkansas tacked on one more run in the seventh, starting with a lead-off double by sophomore designated hitter Danielle Gibson. Junior left fielder Sydney Parr came in to pinch-run for Gibson and stepped across the plate after two walks and a hit-by-pitch.

Sophomore pitcher Mary Haff came in to relieve Storms as the Mavericks put two on base with no outs. Haff’s clutch performance closed out the tense situation, giving the Hogs the win and earning Haff her third save of the season.

In the second game of the double header, UT-Arlington scored twice in the second inning because of a fielding error by third baseman Haydi Bugarin. The Hogs did not get any run support until the fifth inning.

Senior first baseman Ashley Diaz tied up the game with a two-run homer over the left-field wall. The Mavericks’ five runs in the fifth and sixth innings were enough to bolster the 7-4 win over the Hogs.

Junior left fielder Sydney Parr had a notable performance in the batter’s box, going 3-3 in the game. Diaz batted in three of the four runs for the Hogs with three hits at the plate.

Arkansas looks to improve its SEC record with a home series against No. 18 Kentucky (21-11, 6-3) at 6 p.m. March 29 at Bogle Park.


Sylas Smith joined The Arkansas Traveler in 2019 as a sports reporter.

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