STILLWATER, Okla. — Arkansas fired up the engines just a little too late on Friday afternoon, falling to BYU in the elimination bracket of the Stillwater Regional, 6-3.
Senior Haydi Bugarin hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to put the Razorbacks on the board, but the Cougar lead was too much for the Razorbacks to overcome.
Bugarin’s home run cut into a five-run deficit that BYU built over the course of the first four innings. Senior Katie Warrick started off the inning with a single up the middle and sophomore Kayla Green reached on her team-leading 24th walk of the season to put Bugarin in prime position for her fifth home run of the year.
BYU’s offense was driven by leadoff-batter Rylee Jensen, who accounted for two of the Cougar’s six runs with two solo home runs in the third and sixth inning.
Starting right-hand pitcher Autumn Storms finishes her junior season with a 20-9 mark in the circle and closes out the year with a career-best number of wins, earned runs allowed, walks, and strikeouts.
Arkansas closes out the 2019 campaign with a 38-20 mark overall and 12-12 in conference play. The Razorbacks reached the NCAA Regionals for the third-straight season for the first time in program history.