Kansas Softball Defeats North Dakota State in Five Innings
March 8, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Propelled by an Allie Clark fourth inning grand slam, Kansas softball defeated North Dakota State 12-1 in five innings at the KU invitational Sunday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark. The Jayhawks improved to 9-13 on the season while the Bison dropped to 10-6 overall.
Clark finished the game with two hits and a season-high six RBI’s.
The Kansas scoring began in the first inning with a two-run Allie Clark double. Later in the inning Liz Kocon knocked Clark in with a single into center field.
The Jayhawks went on to add another three runs in the in the bottom of the second inning on a Stevie Crisosto home run, her first round-tripper of the season.
Later in the game in the bottom of the fourth inning, Clark knocked a grand slam over the center field wall, her second home run of the year. Val Chapple and Kocon added RBI singles in the inning as the Jayhawks ended up with six runs for the inning.
Crisosto went 3-for-3 on the day and Chapple, Clark, Kocon, and Sara Ramirez all finished with two hits.
Sarah Vertelka gave up four hits through five innings and struck out three as she improved to 2-2 from the pitcher’s circle.
KU softball will return to Arrocha Ballpark at 4 p.m. on Sunday to take on Northern Iowa for the final game of the KU invitational.