UT ARLINGTON 9, CENTRAL ARKANSAS 1 (5)
CONWAY, AR – Laura Curry hit a grand slam to fuel a six-run outburst in the third inning for UT Arlington, which added three more in the fourth to post a run-rule victory over Central Arkansas late Wednesday.
The Mavericks will face Texas Tech on Thursday in the winner’s bracket, with Central Arkansas taking on Stephen F. Austin in an elimination game.
Sophomore lefthander JoJo Valencia (12-15) allowed six hits and walked two for UT Arlington. Kjirstyn Murphy added two RBI, and Sandra Mendoza had two hits and two runs.
Libby Morris and Kayla Crutchmer each had two hits for Central Arkansas.