Four errors plagued the Razorbacks (24-11, 5-6) losing the second game of its series 16-2 with Kentucky (22-12,7-4) in a five-inning run-rule. Kentucky’s 16 runs marked a season high for its program and are the most runs allowed in a game by Arkansas in three years.

Arkansas allowed seven runs in the second inning after the Hogs gave up three errors to go along with Kentucky’s seven hits. Five of those runs were scored with two outs.

The Wildcats combined for six more runs in the third and fourth innings, totaling 12 hits, which led to the 16-2 win.

Kentucky’s 10-run lead after the second made it difficult for Arkansas to catch up.

Sophomore pitcher Mary Haff started in the circle for the Hogs, giving up two runs on a wild pitch. Haff exited the game due to an injury after a collision at home plate in the first inning. Junior Lauren Graves relieved Haff to finish the inning but not before an Arkansas error scored another Wildcat.

The Hogs scored their only two runs off a single base hit from senior first baseman Ashley Diaz in the bottom of the second. During the game, Arkansas recorded five hits and left six runners on base.

The Razorbacks look to bounce back and win the series in game three against Kentucky at 1 p.m. March 31.

 

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

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