KU Ends Palm Springs Classic With 2-0 Loss to Pacific
Feb. 26, 2006
Palm Springs, Calif. – Despite two doubles by senior shortstop Destiny Frankenstein, Kansas softball fell to Pacific, 2-0, Sunday in the final game of the Palm Springs Classic at the Big League Dreams Complex. With the loss, the Jayhawks moved to 1-4 in the tournament and 5-9 overall.
Frankenstein had two of KU’s hits on the day, with the other coming from senior second baseman Jessica Moppin. The Jayhawks stranded six on base in the loss.
Junior hurler Kassie Humphreys (3-4) walked five, struck out three and gave up just three hits in the complete-game effort. Pacific’s Alyce Jorgensen (2-2) had an identical stat line, also walking five, striking out three and allowing three hits in 6.1 innings for the win. Reliever Kristen Allen faced the final two batters of the game.
The Tigers scored their two runs in the bottom of the sixth off two hits and a walk. Gina Carbonatto led off with a single up the middle, moved to second on a ground out and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Allen walked and Lizzie Hagen doubled, scoring both runners and giving Pacific a 2-0 lead.
KU had a chance to tie it in the top of the seventh. Moppin singled and with one out, junior Nicole Washburn walked and was replaced by pinch runner Tiffany Craner. Both runners moved into scoring position on a wild pitch and Allen entered the circle in relief, but two straight ground outs ended the inning and game.
The Jayhawks will next be in action March 3-5 at the Golden Hurricane Classic in Tulsa, Okla.