KU Picks Up 7-3 Victory Against Iowa
Feb. 24, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky. –
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Senior Kassie Humphreys (5-1) allowed three hits and two runs (all unearned), struck out four and walked six in the first five innings to pick up the win. Sophomore reliever Val George also gave up three hits and one run (earned), fanned four batters and walked one in two frames to get her second save of the season.
KU got hits from five different Jayhawks including two from sophomore Stevie Crisosto. Sophomore Dougie McCaulley totaled three RBI and freshman Sara Ramirez scored two runners off doubles in the win.
The Jayhawks took advantage of four walks but stranded five on base in the first two frames. However, they executed in the top of the third, scoring five runs on three hits and an error. KU is 6-0 this season when scoring first.
Crisosto singled to lead off the third, stole second and moved to third on an error by Iowa’s right fielder. Sophomore Erika Simington replaced sophomore Elle Pottorf (E9) to pinch run and freshman Amanda Jobe notched a sacrifice fly to deep right to score Crisosto from third for her sixth RBI of the season.
With two outs, Ramirez walked and Humphreys singled to right center to score Simington from second. Junior Betsy Wilson walked to load the bases for sophomore Dougie McCaulley, who doubled to left to score all three Jayhawks before being tagged out at third. McCaulley leads KU with seven RBI on the season.
Iowa threatened with two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Lindsey Digmann reached on an error by Ramirez to lead off the inning and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. Erin Riemersma walked and with two outs, Emily Nichols doubled deep to right to score both runners and bring the Hawkeyes within three.
KU added to its lead (7-2) in the top of the seventh when Ramirez doubled to right center to score Jobe (walk) and sophomore Val Chapple (single to left). The double was Ramirez’s third of the season and brought her RBI total to five.
2007 Softball season tickets are on sale now. Adult season tickets are $40, youth and senior citizen tickets are $20, and University of Kansas faculty and staff tickets are $32. To purchase your season tickets, call the KU Ticket Office at 800-34-HAWKS or log on to kuathletics.com.