Kansas Softball Run-Rules Morehead State Twice, Improves to 13-1
Feb. 26, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. –
Kansas softball recorded two five-inning, run-rule victories versus Morehead State Saturday and out-scored the Eagles 25-0, including an 11-0 win in the nightcap, to improve to 13-1 overall, and 3-1 during the UNCG Spartan Classic.
The Jayhawks will face Minnesota in the tournament title game Sunday at approximately noon Central.
In game two versus MSU (4-9), Kansas out-hit the Eagles 12-4. Senior Brittany Hile and sophomore Maggie Hull each went 3-for-3 at the plate and drove in three runs apiece. Freshman Laura Vickers recorded two RBIs while sophomore Mariah Montgomery had a pair of hits.
Sophomore pitcher Alex Jones recorded the win improving to 2-0. Jones tossed the first three innings allowing no runs or walks and striking out four. Freshman Kristin Martinez gave up just one hit over the last two innings in relief and fanned two batters.
The Jayhawk offense started the game right where they left off earlier in the day putting up five runs in the opening frame with the help of five hits.
Hile and Hull both brought in another run in the second and third innings, along with a bases loaded walk from pinch hitter Kelsey Alsdorf to give KU a 10-0 lead after three. Hile added her third RBI on a single up the middle in the fourth frame to cap KU’s scoring.
Morehead State had six base runners during the game but only one advanced into scoring position.
Seven Jayhawks combined for nine hits and took advantage of 13 walks as the University of Kansas softball team shut out MoreheadState 14-0 in five innings Saturday morning to start day two of the UNCG Spartan Classic.
KU, which is seeded second, improved to 12-1 overall and will face third-seeded MoreheadState (4-8) again Saturday afternoon at approximately 4:30 p.m. Central.
Sophomore Mariah Montgomery led the Jayhawks with three RBIs. Juniors Marissa Ingle and Liz Kocon as well as freshman Laura Vickers each drove in two runs. Kocon led Kansas with three bases on balls, while four additional Jayhawks also collected multiple walks.
Freshman pitcher Kristin Martinez improved to 5-0 from the circle tossing the first four innings and allowing just two hits and one walk. Junior transfer Ashley Spencer tossed the final frame in hitless relief and also recorded a strikeout.
Kansas opened the game scoring four runs in the top of the first inning with the help of a two-run triple from Vickers. It marked the team’s first triple this season.
The Jayhawks kept the offense rolling with two more runs in the second before pulling the game well out of reach with five runs in the third frame. KU scored its five tallies on just one hit but benefitted from five walks as KU batted through the order and increased its lead to 11-0.
Three more runs scored in the top of the fifth from Ingle’s bases loaded walk and Montgomery’s single down the right field line, which drove in a pair of runs.