Arkansas Softball Elminated By Top-Ranked Oklahoma


NORMAN, Okla. – The No. 24 Arkansas softball team fell to the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners 14-1 in five innings on Sunday.

The 2013 Razorbacks finished the season as the program’s leader in batting average (.283), slugging percentage (.470), on-base percentage (.390), walks (229) and runs scored (304).

“I am very proud of our team,” head coach Mike Larabee said. “We are building a program. This is something that we are going to build on. We set a lot of records this year and we have to take the next step next year.”

The Razorbacks’ starter, Kimmy Beasley, allowed one earned run on two hits in 2 2/3 innings of work. The Sooners scored nine unearned runs in the game and the Razorbacks left seven runners on base.

“Oklahoma is a great team,” Larabee said. “You cannot give them opportunities or it will snowball. They have a good lineup and will make you pay. Next year hopefully we will be playing a regional in Fayetteville and we will have an easier draw.”

Devon Wallace notched two of the three hits for the Razorbacks on the day and belted a solo home run in the fourth inning. She finished her sophomore season with an SEC-record 79 walks. The Double Oak, Texas native set the UA single-season record in walks (79), slugging percentage (.768) and on-base percentage (.627). She finished second in the all-time record books with a .376 batting average and 55 runs scored.

Stephanie Canfield capped her freshman year with a walk in the season finale. She finished the year as the program’s all-time single-season batting average leader with a .381 mark.