FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorback softball team’s season came to an end in the Fayetteville Regional Championship game Sunday afternoon. Arkansas fell to No. 19 Oregon 14-4 in a five-inning run-rule game.
Arkansas finishes the 2023 campaign 40-19. It’s the third straight and fourth total 40-win season under coach Courtney Deifel. Prior to Deifel’s arrival on “The Hill,” the program had recorded just two 40-win seasons covering 19 years.
Redshirt senior right-handed pitcher Chenise Delce gave it her all Sunday afternoon. Making the start in her final game as a Razorback, Delce struck out one in three innings.
Delce surrendered five runs on five hits. Junior left-hander Callie Turner replaced Delce in the fourth and went an inning, giving up two runs on three hits.
Arkansas utilized two arms in the fifth (freshmen lefty Robyn Herron and Hannah Camenzind).
Junior third baseman Hannah Gammill had a monstrous outing, finishing 2-for-2 with a three-run home run to pace the Razorback offense.
Freshman catcher Lauren Camenzind filed her 10th multi-hit outing after going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.
Freshman center fielder Reagan Johnson tallied her 24th multi-hit performance after going 2-for-3 with a run scored. Johnson’s 79 hits this year are the third-most in single-season program history – two short from tying Danielle Gibson’s 2022 record of 81.
Arkansas jumped to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning after Rylin Hedgecock’s sacrifice fly to right, scoring Johnson from third.
Oregon pushed four runs across in the bottom of the frame for a 4-1 lead.
The Razorbacks tied it up at 4 in the third inning via Gammill’s three-run home run to right center.
Oregon plated 10 runs across the fourth and fifth innings to put the game into run-rule status.