Missouri walks off Arkansas to even series
On the surface, Arkansas’ loss to Missouri in Game 2 on Saturday is not much of a big deal.
But the Tigers’ 4-3 rally and walk-off win put the Razorbacks in a tight spot on Sunday ahead of the teams’ rubber match. Arkansas is tied for third in the SEC with Auburn and Alabama, all of whom are 14-9 in league play. The top four finishers receive two-round byes for next week’s SEC Tournament.
Missouri trailed by a run entering the seventh and final inning. But Maddie Snyder, the Tigers’ 9-hole hitter, took Chenise Delce over the wall to tie things to lead off the inning. Delce retired the next two hitters before Kara Daly homered on the first pitch of her at-bat to end things.
They were the only two hits Delce allowed in her three innings. Arkansas had taken the lead in the top of the inning on a sacrifice fly by Rylin Hedgecock. The Hogs had scored the first two runs of the game on back-to-back homers from Cylie Halvorson and Kristina Foreman in the second.
An Arkansas win Sunday would ensure the Razorbacks finish in the top four. They own the tiebreaker over Alabama, meaning even if the Crimson Tide win they can’t leapfrog Arkansas with a Hogs win.
First pitch in Game 3 from Colubmia is scheduled for 2 p.m.