Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SPORTS >> Arkansas softball back at Sherwood

Leader sports editor

University of Arkansas softball coach Mike Larabee is most interested in ending a losing streak when his team makes a visit to Sylvan Hills today.

The Razorbacks will be trying to end a nine-game losing streak that includes an SEC sweep at the hands of No. 13 LSU when they play Memphis in a non-conference game at the Sherwood Sports complex.

“Obviously we’re disappointed we didn’t hit better all of those games,” Larabee said.

Game time is 6:30 p.m. There will be a chance for fans to meet the players at 3:45 and there will be a postgame autograph session. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students.

This is the second year the Razorbacks have played at Sherwood. The scheduling was set before Larabee took over the program in July, but he welcomes the chance to visit central Arkansas and give his program some extra downstate exposure.

“This will actually be my first opportunity but it just brings Razorback softball to an area where a lot of people don’t get a chance to watch us play,” Larabee said.