Shelbyville Graduate Pitches For Arkansas


Published on February 18 2014 8:35 am
Last Updated on February 18 2014 8:35 am
Written by Millie Lange

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas softball team posted an 8-1 win over St. John's Friday evening behind a complete-game effort in the circle from freshman Grace Moll, a Shelbyville High School graduate. At the plate, senior Clarisa Navarro had two hits to go along with two RBI. With the result, Arkansas won its third straight and improves to 5-3 on the season. The team returns to the field Saturday for another matchup with St. John’s at 4:30 p.m. (CT)

In the circle, Moll registered four strikeouts and limited St. John’s to five hits and one unearned run. In two starts this weekend, the Shelbyville, Ill., native has totaled 12 strikeouts, given up just six hits and held opposing hitters to a .146 batting average. With Saturday’s effort, she improved to 2-1 on the season. Combined with Moll’s performance, the Razorbacks scored eight runs for the third-straight game and have scored at least eight times in all five wins this year.

Navarro was one of three Razorbacks, along with Jayme Gee and Sierra Bronkey, to tally two RBI against St. John’s starter Francesca Carrullo. Stephanie Canfield was the other Arkansas hitter with two hits in Friday’s game. Six different Razorbacks scored at least one run including Devon Wallace who scored the 100th and 101st runs of her Razorback career. With two walks, she also boosted her season total to 10 through the team’s first eight games. One game after going 4-for-4 at the plate, Kasey Fagan drew a season-high three walks Friday.