University of Tulsa sophomore Jill Barrett tied a school record Wednesday with five hits in one game as her four RBI helped the Golden Hurricane to a 12-9 win over Arkansas.
In a wild and high scoring affair, the two teams totaled 21 runs, 25 hits and five errors as TU sported pink uniforms for its annual Strike Out Cancer game.
It was Barrett's three-run walkoff home run that capped off a six-run seventh inning and sent TU to the win.
Arkansas scored three runs in the first inning and two runs in the third inning to open up a 5-0 lead.
Tulsa came back with two runs in the bottom of the third and three runs in the fourth to tie the score at 5-5. The Razorbacks took the lead again with three runs in the fifth, and TU answered with a run in the bottom of the inning to make the score, 8-6.
Arkansas added one more run in the sixth to take a 9-6 lead before the Hurricane's six-run outburst in the seventh.
Tulsa outscored the Razorbacks 12-4 over the final four and a half frames.
Sophomore Aimee Creger (15-5) earned the win after pitching 6.0 innings in relief of starter Kalynn Schrock. Creger struck out eight batters and allowed six runs on six hits and eight walks. Chelsea Cohen (13-14) pitched 4.1 innings, allowing 10 runs on 12 hits, and took the loss for the Razorbacks.
Cohen started the game for Arkansas and pitched the first 4.0 innings before leaving in the fifth inning for reliever Hope McLemore. Cohen returned to the game in the seventh inning and recorded an out before giving up the game-winning runs.
Wednesday marked the fourth time in school history and second time this season a TU player has tallied five hits in one game – the other was by junior shortstop Samantha Cobb on Feb. 12 against Rutgers.
The Golden Hurricane closes out its home schedule with a three-game Conference USA series against UTEP with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m.
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