Jayhawks blast Rams 5-1
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Kansas (21-8-1) defeated the Colorado State Rams Sunday afternoon in Sacramento 5-1. The victory meant that the Jayhawks finished 4-1 in the 2007 Capital Classic Softball Tournament. The win also evened KU’s all-time record in the Capital Classic to 17-17.
Kansas struck first in the bottom of the third inning when senior Nicole Washburn singled down the left-field line to score fellow senior Kassie Humphreys. Washburn’s hit was one of three hits that lead to the bases being loaded, when freshman Amanda Jobe’s hard-hit grounder was muffed by the Colorado State shortstop leading to two more Jayhawk runs in the inning.
Kansas added more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning when sophomore Elle Pottorf roped a hit down the leftfield line to bring home sophomore Stevie Crisosto. Crisosto scored two batters later off of a Val Chapple double to left-center. Crisosto, on an eight game hitting streak, lead the Jayhawk attack, gathering two hits and scoring two runs.
Humphreys (11-3) pitched another solid game, throwing seven innings, allowing six hits and one run while striking out 12. Humphrey’s 12 strikeouts tie a season-high and are only one strikeout away from her career high.
Kansas will next be in action on Tuesday, March 20 at Sacramento State. Game time is set for 3 p.m. Central.