There was a lot to be proud of in 2018 for the Arkansas Softball program under third year head coach Courtney Deifel. The ladies went 42-17, hosted their first NCAA Regionals, and made the program’s first appearance in the NCAA Super Regionals.
Now it’s time to build off that success in 2019.
The Razorbacks are already 8-1 this season, a half an inning shy of being 9-0 on the year if it wasn’t for a walk-off win by #5 Washington.
The one thing they’ve yet to do, play in front of a home crowd. That changes on Thursday.
“It will be really nice,” says Courtney Deifel, “It will be nice to get back into our routine of practice, and then we are really looking forward to be back at home under the lights on Thursday night with our fans, and just being home on our own turf.”
Bogle Park was a hard place to win in in 2018 if you were the opposition. Arkansas went 27-2 on The Hill, including an 8 game winning streak to close out the year.
“I think it’s going to be exciting. It’s going to be cold. but it’s going to be exciting. Let me tell you the team is ready to be back home,” says Junior pitcher Autumn Storms, “We are really to play at home. We are ready to be here, and be in our element. Have our fans behind us. Our fans are such a big part of our game and we could not ask any more from them than to just come out and support us.”
Arkansas hosted Southeast Missouri State, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Drake, and Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis for the Razorback Invitational starting on Thursday.