Jayhawks Suffer First Loss Of Louisville Slugger Classic
Feb. 17, 2008
LAS VEGAS, Nev. –
After an eight-inning pitching duel, Seton Hall rallied for three hits and three runs in the top of the eighth to hand Kansas its first loss of the Louisville Slugger Classic, 3-2, here Sunday morning.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The loss spoiled a five-game <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas winning streak and drops them to 8-2 on the season and 3-1 during the tournament. Seton Hall meanwhile improves to 1-3.
Junior Val George threw 7.2 innings limiting the Pirates to just four hits before freshman Allie Clark entered for 0.1 innings of relief. Seton Hall’s Ashley Forsyth threw 7.1 hitless innings and allowed the Jayhawks just one hit, a double by Amanda Jobe, in the bottom of the eighth.
Kansas, down 3-0 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, almost rallied back for the win. International tie-breaker rules placed Clark on second who then crossed home plate on a bad throw by SHU’s second baseman allowing Ally Stanton to, not only reach base, but also advance one more to second on the error. Jobe ruined the Pirates’ no-hitter with an RBI double to the fence in center field. SHU’s Forsyth then loaded the bases with a walk and a hit batter but KU couldn’t connect at the plate as freshman Liz Kocon ended the game with a pop up barely within reach of the shortstop.
KU plays one last game against UNLV at 1:30 p.m. (CST). Live stats are available on kuathletics.com.