The Arkansas Razorbacks and Missouri Tigers will play the rubber match in their three-game weekend softball series Sunday afternoon at Mizzou Softball Stadium in Columbia.
No. 24 Missouri (21-15 overall, 4-6 SEC) won the first game of the series 1-0 on Friday night, but the 25th-ranked Razorbacks (23-14 overall, 3-11 SEC) won Game 2 Saturday afternoon. The Razorbacks scored 3 seventh-inning runs to win 6-5. The come-from-behind victory snapped Arkansas’s season-long 8-game losing streak.
If Arkansas can win Sunday, it would represent its second SEC series win of the season.
Arkansas vs. Missouri softball game times, details
Friday, April 7: Missouri 1, Arkansas 0
Saturday, April 8: Arkansas 6, Missouri 5
Sunday, April 9: 1 p.m. ET
Where can I watch the Arkansas vs. Missouri softball game?
None of the Arkansas-Missouri softball games this weekend will be televised, but all will be available for online streaming on WatchESPN.com and the WatchESPN app.
Where can I follow live stats for the Arkansas vs. Missouri softball game?
ArkansasRazorbacks.com will provide a live stats stream at game time.
Arkansas softball vs. Missouri live score, stats
What you should know
Arkansas looking to snap season-worst skid
In its second season under coach Courtney Deifel, Arkansas had its best 20-game start in program history. Then, the SEC portion of the schedule arrived. The Razorbacks won two of their first dozen conference games and enter the Mizzou series in their worst losing streak of 2017, seven games. Arkansas was swept in consecutive SEC weekend series.
Because of the overall strength of the SEC, the Razorbacks remained ranked — at least in one poll. But a bad series in Columbia would likely knock them out of the rankings.
Senior Nicole Schroder’s 12 home runs and 40 RBIs led the nation when Arkansas entered SEC play on March 10. Schroder hasn’t added to either of those totals since that time.
Mizzou leads all-time series
Missouri is 10-4 all time against Arkansas. The teams haven’t met since April 15, 2015, when the Tigers won 10-0 in Fayetteville. That was a few months before Deifel took over the Arkansas program.
Missouri enters this series after won 2 of 3 from No. 12 Alabama last weekend.
Upcoming Arkansas softball schedule
Sunday, April 9: at Missouri
Tuesday, April 11: vs. Tulsa
Friday, April 14: vs. Texas A&M
Saturday, April 15: vs. Texas A&M
Sunday, April 16: vs. Texas A&M
Wednesday, April 19: vs. Louisiana-Monroe
Saturday, April 22: at Mississippi State
Sunday, April 23: at Mississippi State
Monday, April 24: at Mississippi State
Tuesday, April 25: at Jackson State
Saturday, April 29: at Notre Dame (DH)
Sunday, April 30: at Notre Dame
Friday, May 5: vs. Georgia
Saturday, May 6: vs. Georgia
Sunday, May 7: vs. Georgia