Jayhawk Softball Falls To Harvard
Feb. 28, 2009
DENTON, Texas –
Despite coming back to tie the score in the sixth inning, the Kansas softball team stranded a runner on third in the seventh inning as Harvard edged the Jayhawks 3-2 during the first game of the North Texas Invite.
KU fell to 6-10 with the loss, while Harvard opened its season 1-0.
Stevie Crisosto’s triple in the top of the third inning scored Kolby Fesmire (hit by pitch) to put KU on the scoreboard. The triple was the team’s first three-bagger of the season and second of Crisosto’s career.
Harvard answered back in the bottom of the fourth plating a pair of runs on an RBI single and an error by Crisosto at shortstop.
Kansas then knotted the score with another run in the sixth inning. Dougie McCaulley scored from third on a Val Chapple single to right field. McCaulley reached base on an error by the third baseman and advanced to third on a wild pitch.
With both teams tied after six and half innings, the Crimson loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh. Melissa Shellberg drove in Harvard’s winning run with two outs and a full count on a hard hit grounder towards the middle.
Allie Clark suffered the loss from the circle in her first decision of the season falling to 0-1.
KU plays again on Saturday at approximately 1:40 p.m. against host North Texas. Live stats will be available at www.KUAthletics.com. Video will no longer be available due to technical difficulties.