Softball Topped By North Texas, Time Changes Scheduled For Sunday's Games

Feb. 28, 2009

Box Score

DENTON, Texas –

Despite two hits from both Val Chapple and Liz Kocon, the Kansas softball team could not plate the runs it needed to overcome North Texas as the Jayhawks were defeated 5-2 to conclude day one of the North Texas Invite.

KU, which fell earlier in the day to Harvard, dropped to 6-11 overall. North Texas improved its mark to 9-6 on the season.

After combining for three hits through the first five innings, Kansas strung together three more hits in the bottom of the sixth to score a pair of runs and come within two of North Texas.

Chapple and Elle Pottorf got the inning started with back-to-back singles through the left side. One out later, Kocon plated both runners with a fly ball to the wall in left bringing her team-high RBI total to seven so far this season.

The Mean Green tallied two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings before tacking on a home run to lead off the seventh inning and take a 5-2 lead.

North Texas out-hit the Jayhawks 10-6 in the contest, while KU committed three errors in the game attributing to three unearned runs.

Stevie Crisosto also had a hit for Kansas as she extended her hitting streak to seven games.

Val George pitched the first five innings for the Jayhawks giving up three runs, one earned, as she took the loss from the circle evening her record to 5-5 on the year. Sarah Blair tossed the final two innings fanning three batters and allowing four hits.

The Jayhawks will play again on Sunday, March 1. Time changes have occurred to KU’s original schedule as Kansas will now face Harvard at 10 a.m. and North Texas at 12:30 p.m.