McLemore, a senior pitcher from Ringling, started and threw 3 1/3 innings, giving up six hits, four runs, two earned, and two walks. She faced 20 batters and threw 50 strikes in 84 pitches.
Oklahoma coach Patty Gasso said the Sooners were a bit surprised Arkansas didn't start Kimmy Beasley, who earned complete-game victories against LSU, Missouri and Tennessee this season.
“(Hope has) really pitched well since the (Texas) A&M series,” Arkansas coach Mike Larabee said. “I wanted to get her an opportunity. She wanted to get recruited by OU and it didn't work out. I'm glad she's a Razorback. She's got a big heart and she can really spin the ball well and give Kimmy a little bit more rest.”
Hilldale's Danielle Riddle is also on the Razorbacks' roster.
Larabee on scoring four runs in the sixth inning: “There are several games this year we had our arm hanging out over the coffin. We call ourselves the Cardiac 'Backs.”