For the first time at Bogle Park, the Razorback softball team will be hosting a super regional. No. 6 Arkansas is hosting No. 11 Arizona with a berth to the Women’s College World Series on the line in a best-of-three weekend series.
Arizona isn't a very familiar foe for Arkansas—the two have never played each other since Courtney Deifel was named head coach in 2015. How can this Razorback team make sure they're moving on?
1️⃣ There Will Be Runs: Arizona knows how to light up a scoreboard. They ranked second in the PAC-12 in runs per game (6.4) and home runs per game (1.7) during the regular season. And they scored 12 runs in each of their two wins against Ole Miss last weekend in the NCAA Regionals.
2️⃣ Big Hitters: Mary Haff & Co. will need to be on their game this weekend. Arizona boasts two of the three best hitters in the PAC-12—Janelle Meono led the conference this season hitting .450 and Dejah Mulipola was third with a .401 average.
3️⃣ Striking Out: If there's something the Wildcats don't do well, it's striking out—and that goes for both hitting and pitching. In the PAC-12, they ranked fifth with batters taking 4.7 strikeouts per game and sixth with pitchers getting only 5.7 strikeouts per game.
Razorback softball hosts Arizona this weekend in a best-of-three series to see who moves on from Super Regionals. Game 1 is tonight at 6:00pm CT and you can watch the game on ESPNU.