Sugar Bear Stunner! Central Arkansas stuns No. 7 Hogs in Fayetteville
Central Arkansas softball is good. Not sure if the Sugar Bears are supposed to be that good, though.
UCA left Fayetteville on Monday evening in a stunned state and left the home team in a stunned state, too, as the Sugar Bears scored two runs in the sixth and held Arkansas off for the final six outs in a 2-1 shocker from Bogle Park.
The Hogs led 1-0 after the first inning when Rylin Hedgecock’s sacrifice fly opened the scoring. Turned out, it also closed the scoring.
Central Arkansas starter Jordan Johnson never the Diamond Hogs get going. She threw a complete game, giving up just the one run one five hits and four walks while striking out seven.
The hits and walks are evidence Arkansas had its chances. The Razorbacks had runners on first and second with two outs in the seventh, and final, inning. They also had the bases loaded with nobody out in the fifth. Each time Johnson worked around it.
The game was the last nonconference tune-up for Arkansas, which opens SEC play Friday against Texas A&M at Bogle Park.