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Sunday, June 4, 2023

Arkansas Defeats #10 Florida 14-1 on Sunday to Win Weekend Series

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The Arkansas Lady Razorbacks softball team (24-9, 5-4) hosted Florida (23-7, 3-3) this weekend at Bogle Park in Fayetteville. And when the weekend came to an end, it was Arkansas with the five inning route of Florida, 14-1, to win the weekend series, 2-1, over the Lady Gators.

Arkansas started the game with three runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 3-0 lead early. The Lady Razorbacks would follow with four runs in the second and five runs in the third inning to take a commanding 12-0 lead after three innings. Florida would not score until the fourth inning when the Lady Gators scored one in the top of the inning. But Arkansas would answer with two more runs in the bottom of the fourth, and the game would end with Florida coming up empty in the top of the fifth.

On the day, Arkansas pitchers gave up just two hits to Florida. The Lady Razorbacks tallied twelve hits on the day with no errors on defense. Florida committed one error on the day.

The series moved Arkansas ahead of Florida in the SEC standings. Tennessee is atop the conference standings with an 8-1 record, followed by Georgia at 7-1, Kentucky 4-2, Auburn 3-2, Mississippi State at 3-2, and the Lady Razorbacks at 5-4. Florida’s loss to Arkansas dropped their conference record to 3-3.

Arkansas will travel to Starkville, Mississippi on Friday to open a three game weekend series with Mississippi State. The first game on Friday is scheduled for 4 p.m. and will be televised on SEC Network+.

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Jim Best
Jim Best is a man of many talents. His storied career in Arkansas education led him to a new passion, and hidden gifts in sports journalism.
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