Ramirez, Clark Team Up To Help Jayhawks Hold On to 4-3 Win at Houston

Feb. 13, 2010

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HOUSTON, Texas – –

Junior pitcher Allie Clark tossed five innings of no-hit ball and senior Sara Ramirez recorded a career-high three RBIs as Kansas softball defeated Houston 4-3 to wrap up its second day of the Marriott Hobby Invite.

Kansas evened its record to 2-2 with the win, while Houston fell to 1-2. KU defeated Sam Houston State 10-0 in six innings earlier in the day.

Though KU led 4-0 after six and a half innings, Houston made a strong comeback in the bottom of the seventh, rallying for three runs on four hits. However, KU’s defense was able to end the threat stranding Cougar runners on first and second.

Clark pitched all seven innings of the contest in her longest outing since tossing a career-high eight innings in a win versus Nebraska on April 30, 2008. The 6-0 pitcher allowed five hits, four of which came in the final frame, gave up just one walk and struck out three batters.

Ramirez had two hits in the game along with freshmen Alex Jones and Mariah Montgomery. As a team, KU scattered eight hits in the contest.

Ramirez helped the Jayhawks to a 2-0 lead with her first home run of the season and 11th of her career in the bottom of the third inning.

Kansas was limited to a single hit over the next two innings but was able to produce two more runs in the sixth frame on four hits.

Freshman Rosie Hull, who made her career debut in a pinch hitting role, and Montgomery led off the inning with back-to-back singles and both advanced one base on senior Alicia Irwin’s sacrifice bunt. One out later, Jones hit an RBI single to the shortstop and Ramirez followed immediately after plating Montgomery with a shot up the middle.

Kansas softball wraps up play in the Houston Marriott Hobby Invite Sunday (tomorrow) when it faces No. 14/16 Ohio State at 11 a.m.