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Arkansas familiar with field

Few surprises await in softball regional

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Photographs by Jason Ivester

Arkansas infielder Madison Yannetti throws the ball during a game against Nebraska on Friday, March 3, 2017, at Bogle Park in Fayetteville.

The Arkansas Razorbacks' draw for their first appearance in the NCAA softball tournament in four years is a case of familiarity breeding contempt.

ARKANSAS SOFTBALL

vs. TULSA

WHEN 11:30 a.m. today

WHAT NCAA Norman (Okla.) Regional

WHERE Marita Hynes Field

RECORDS Arkansas 31-22; Tulsa 39-15

SERIES Tulsa leads 17-14

LAST MEETING Arkansas won 3-1 in Fayetteville on April 11

PROBABLE PITCHERS Arkansas RHP Autumn Storms (16-14, 2.05 ERA); Emily Watson RHP (28-4, 0.96)

TV SEC Network

SHORT HOPS

Arkansas has a 2-22 record vs. Oklahoma, including eight consecutive losses. The Razorbacks are 3-3 against North Dakota State. … Oklahoma is scheduled to host North Dakota State at 1:30 p.m. (ESPN 3) today. … The same four teams played in the 2009 NCAA Norman Regional, with North Dakota State emerging as the upset winner. … Saturday’s schedule calls for the winner’s bracket game at 1:30 p.m., followed by the loser’s bracket game at 4 p.m., and an elimination game at 6:30 p.m. … The regional final games are scheduled at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. (if necessary).

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