AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas softball team lives to fight another day after defeating Arkansas 3-1 in game two of their three game series in the Fayetteville Super Regional.
The Longhorns received a gutsy performance from Senior pitcher Haley Dolcini, who won her 22nd game in the circle this season.
Dolcini, who was visibly dealing with pain in her arm, threw a season-high 135 pitches, holding the Razorbacks to just five hits and one run in victory.
Texas scored their first run in the third inning courtesy of a Katie Cimusz home run. Then Janae Jefferson, who has been outstanding at the plate all season, followed Cimusz’ home run with a solo shot of her own to give the Longhorns the lead.
The Longhorns good third inning continued with a Mary Iakopo RBI double that gave Texas the 3-1 lead.
Now, Texas will face Arkansas in a third and deciding Game 3 Saturday at 3pm.
If Texas wins, then they will advance to the College World Series.