Missouri State Takes Game One of Softball Doubleheader, 8-7

March 14, 2010

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Despite home runs from junior Allie Clark and freshman Marissa Ingle, Missouri State edged Kansas softball 8-7 in game one of a doubleheader Sunday afternoon. The teams play again at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The loss dropped KU to 10-12 overall. MSU improved its overall mark to 3-11.

Kansas, playing as the visiting team, put two runs on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning on a double from freshman Mariah Montgomery. Missouri State answered back with five runs during its first at bat and never lost its lead for the remainder of the game.

The Jayhawks added two more runs in the fourth frame with Ingle’s home run. In the fifth inning, junior Brittany Hile hit a sacrifice fly to plate Amanda Jobe and Ingle followed with an RBI double to score Allie Clark to cut KU’s deficit to 8-6. Ingle led KU with three RBIs during the game. Unfortunately, Kansas hit two ground outs to end the inning with bases loaded.

Clark added one last run for Kansas with a two-out solo home run in the top of the sixth.

Four Jayhawks recorded multiple hits in the contest, including freshman Rosie Hull, who went 4-for-4.

Senior pitcher Sarah Vertelka suffered the loss from the circle as she dropped to 4-7.

Postgame Notes

-Sophomore Marissa Ingle hit her second home run of the season.

-Junior Allie Clark recorded her fifth homer of the year and is tied for ninth in the KU career home run list with 16 along with teammate Sara Ramirez.