FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Despite a solid pitching performance, the Omaha softball team fell 2-0 to No. 14 Arkansas on Thursday at Bogle Park.
The Mavericks dropped to 1-10 (0-0 Summit League), while the Razorbacks moved to 13-3 (0-0 SEC).
Omaha starting pitcher Sydney Hampton (0-5) allowed six hits, two earned runs, walked four and struck out five during 6.0 innings of work.
At the plate, Lauren Lauvetz and Alexa Sedlak each had hits for the Mavericks. Lexi Burkhardt reached base when she was hit by a pitch.
Arkansas put runners on base in the first and second inning, but Hampton pitched out of trouble in both innings.
Lauvetz led off the third with a single and moved to second on a wild pitch. Burkhardt reached when she was hit by a pitch, but Arkansas starter Mary Haff struck out the next two batters to prevent any damage.
Arkansas took a head in the bottom of the fourth on two hits and a walk. Nicole Duncan worked a two out walk and moved to second on Sydney Parr’s infield hit. Hayd Bugarin drove in Duncan with a single to left to put the Razorbacks in front 1-0.
Omaha put a runner on base with two outs when Janae Cameron reached on an error, but Haff again worked out of trouble.
The Razorbacks added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth to make the final 2-0.
Omaha’s game against Northwestern State slated for 7 p.m. on Thursday was moved to Saturday, March 2 at 10 a.m. due to cold weather.
Omaha returns to the field Friday with a pair of games. The Mavericks open the day with a 12:15 p.m. game against Boston University, before a rematch against Arkansas at 4:45 p.m.