FAYETTEVILLE– Freshman LHP Hannah Camenzind dealt a one-hit shutout and the Razorback offense poured on runs to defeat Harvard, 11-0 (5 inn), in Friday night’s NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Bogle Park.
Arkansas improves to 39-17, pulling one game closer to its would-be third consecutive 40-win season.
It’s the third year in a row Arkansas has opened the Fayetteville Regional with a run-rule shutout. Arkansas moves to 4-0 in Fayetteville Regional openers under head coach Courtney Deifel, outscoring competition 32-0. The Razorbacks are 10-0 in regionals played in Fayetteville under Deifel.
The Hogs combined for 11 runs on seven hits, including a pair of home runs. Arkansas scored 10 of its 11 runs in the first and fifth innings.
Making her NCAA Tournament debut, Hannah Camenzind (5-2) was lights out in the circle and twirled her second complete game shutout. Across 5.0 IP, Camenzind surrendered just one hit and struck out two. The Valley, Neb., product did not allow a walk. The lefty retired the first eight batters she faced and did not allow a hit until the top of the fourth.
Sophomore left fielder Raigan Kramer shined on offense, finishing with a career high three hits while tying her career high in RBI with four. An NFCA All-South Region selection, Kramer bolted a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the fifth.
Junior third baseman Hannah Gammill was responsible for Arkansas’ other home run after mashing a solo home run in the bottom of the third. The Beebe, Ark., native drove in another run on a bases-loaded walk.
Sophomore right fielder Kacie Hoffmann also excelled at the plate after smacking a two-RBI double to left center in the first to put the Hogs in front 3-0 in the first. Freshman catcher Lauren Camenzind finished 1-for-3 with two RBI.
No. 11 Arkansas will clash with Oregon at 2 p.m. CT at Bogle Park with TV designation to be determined on ESPN’s family of networks. Arkansas leads the all-time series vs. the Ducks, 5-3.
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