Tide Softball's Long Win Streak Ends

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas used four home runs, including two off the bat of Devon Wallace to down the third ranked Alabama softball team, 8-1, Saturday at Bogle Park. The loss snaps a 31-game winning streak against the Razorbacks and moves the Crimson Tide's record to 44-5 on the year and 20-4 in Southeastern Conference play.

Alabama was held to a season low of two hits against Arkansas, one each by freshman Denielle Richard and sophomore Kaila Hunt.

The Razorbacks (25-23, 6-18 SEC) scored all of its runs via the home run.

Freshman Kimmy Beasley went the distance for Arkansas, allowing one run on just the two hits while striking out three. Senior Amanda Locke was tagged with her first loss of the season (3-1) as she allowed six runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings.

After Arkansas took an early lead in the first inning with a two-run home run by Clarisa Navarro, Alabama got one back in the second with a bases loaded hit-by-pitch on the elbow of junior Courtney Conley that scored senior Jazlyn Lunceford.

Arkansas extended its lead with another home run, this time Wallace hit a three-run home run over the wall in right-center to give the Razorbacks a 5-1 lead in the fourth.

Jennifer Rambo continued the trend for Arkansas as she hit a two out solo home run that just nicked off the glove of Lunceford to move the score to 6-1 in favor of the Razorbacks.

Wallace struck again for the Razorbacks, this time hitting a two-run homer over the wall in left-center to give Arkansas an 8-1 advantage in the sixth inning.

The two teams will wrap up the series on Sunday with first pitch slated for 1 p.m., at Bogle Park.

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