Suns split with fourth-ranked Southern Arkansas

Arkansas Tech hits the road for the final four games of the 2018 season, traveling to Weatherford, Oklahoma, Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, for a four-game set with Southwestern Oklahoma. Friday’s first pitch is set for 2 p.m., while Saturday’s doubleheader begins at noon.

Kristen Dempsey and Bailey Shaffer combined on a shutout in the final game of the series, helping the No. 21 Arkansas Tech Golden Suns softball team (36-16, 27-13 Great American Conference) salvage a doubleheader split with No. 4 Southern Arkansas (47-5, 36-4 Great American Conference).

The shutout win was the first time that Southern Arkansas has been shutout since May 5, 2017.

The win snapped a 17-game win streak for Southern Arkansas. Mendoza had two hits in the win.

Kristen Dempsey improved to 10-5 on the season after allowing one hit in five innings of work, walking two and fanning four.

Bailey Shaffer picked up the save after allowing two hits in two innings of work, walking one and fanning three.