Tournament Championship Canceled, Kansas Claims CSU Title

March 3, 2012

CHARLESTON, S.C. – With heavy rain and thunderstorms surrounding the area, the championship game of the Charleston Southern Tournament, featuring Kansas and Wisconsin, has been canceled.

Kansas (15-2) defeated Connecticut, 8-0 in 6 innings and Charleston Southern, 6-3 on Friday. On Saturday morning, KU defeated Wisconsin, 4-0, to earn its spot in the championship.

Upon the cancelation, the Jayhawks were declared tournament champions after posting the 3-0 mark over the weekend, marking KU’s third title in as many weeks.

HEAD COACH Megan Smith
On Liz Kocon breaking KU’s all-time RBI record:
“We are about the team but you have to stop and be excited about what she’s done individually. I told the team I thought it was fitting that she did it with a home run. That’s how I wanted her to do it. Now she can relax and focus on being as productive as she can offensively.”

On winning their third-straight tournament:
“It’s tough to do, but we’ve just been really focused and locked in to doing what we need to do every day to win. We’re doing a good job of that, and this weekend we faced tough competition. Today’s game was against a very tough Wisconsin team that luckily Alicia Pille was able to hold down and Liz (Kocon) came through for us.”

Kansas will wrap up the weekend on Sunday when the Jayhawks take on Connecticut at 11 a.m. CT. The game is not a scheduled part of the Charleston Southern Tournament.

Friday, March 2
vs. Connecticut, W, 8-0 (6)
vs. Charleston Southern, W, 6-3
Saturday, March 3
vs. Wisconsin, W, 4-0
vs. Wisconsin, Canceled
Sunday, March 4
vs. Connecticut, 11 a.m. CT